Well, Well, Well…

Over a year after announcing their acquisition of GIF-making-and-hosting site Giphy, Facebook has been slapped with a $70 million fine in relation to an ongoing investigation by UK regulators. It seems that back in August, the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an antitrust probe into the tech giant’s ongoing acquisition. It subsequently issued something called an initial enforcement order (IEO), which would freeze … Continue reading Well, Well, Well…

I’m sorry, but this is horseshit

Last week, Brent Hyder, President and “Chief People Officer” for software giant Salesforce published a post to the company’s blog, titled “Creating a Best Workplace from Anywhere, for Everyone.” Besides being exactly the kind of godawful nonsense word salad you might expect from a big tech company, it was probably the first major instance of one of our new corporate overlords finally saying the quiet … Continue reading I’m sorry, but this is horseshit

Workers Shoulder The Burden Of Bleeding Giants

Uber has laid off 3,000 more employees this week, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. This is following another round of 3,700 layoffs just two weeks prior. Uber’s business is down 80% in the time of COVID-19, and they’re bleeding out. But the blood isn’t their own. Like every other company has and will continue to do, they’ll happily sacrifice their … Continue reading Workers Shoulder The Burden Of Bleeding Giants

Acquisition Hell

This morning, Facebook announced that they are buying Giphy, the popular internet GIF repository, with the intention of integrating it with Instagram. Which means it’s only a matter of time before Facebook gets tired of their new toy and shuts them down for good, or maybe strip mines them for features before rebranding them to “InstaGIFs” or some horseshit. I am so goddamn sick of … Continue reading Acquisition Hell

This Weird Fuckin’ T-Phone Rips

There are no rules anymore. It’s 2020. You know this. If you’ve paid any attention to consumer tech in the past two years, you know that the companies that make phones have gotten both very rich and extremely bored, and so it is time to stunt on ’em. Samsung has been folding its phones in half in both directions, Motorola saw that as an opportunity … Continue reading This Weird Fuckin’ T-Phone Rips

Pick a Pic: Nextbit Robin camera test

This past month or so, my latest and greatest phone, Google’s Nexus 6P, started having battery issues. It’s lasted me about two years, so this wasn’t too distressing. Unfortunately, this is just the lifespan of a smartphone in my experience. But every smartphone death is an opportunity for positive change, and in my case, I used that opportunity to snag my dream phone: The Nextbit … Continue reading Pick a Pic: Nextbit Robin camera test