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Every few months, I create new ways to say that technology giants make a lot of money. I despair today.
I just say Big Tech companies are really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really.
The same is true of the company that we know as Facebook, which broke into the financial brick wall on Wednesday. This could be the end of Facebook as we know it – maybe! – But the company will continue to waste fat for years.
America’s five tech giants – Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook – are Titanic, and they are still growing. They have endless resources to help them survive. And their products are so popular that even the most obscure parts of their governments are so popular.
Here are some numbers.
Apple’s profit last year ($ 101 billion) was higher than its annual profit – Breathe deeply – Walmarart, General Motors, Exxon, Pfizer, Verizon, Disney, Coke and MacDonald.
Do you know what YouTube Shorts are? No? YouTube’s ንክ’s’s’s’s’s 15 Billion Users Every day. This number was so nutty that I would ask people if I was wrong.
Facebook… OK, Facebook is not in a good place. The number of daily users of the Facebook and Messenger app has decreased slightly. The company has warned that Tick Tok’s popularity is hurting and advertising sales are on the rise, in part because of Apple’s recent restrictions on personal data collection on iPhone apps.
I’m not sure I believe Facebook is in as much trouble as it suggests. Christmas. Facebook executives have a history of warning breaches, but the company continues to shout.
This time may be different. But the sudden collapse of Facebook earned an average of $ 214 per user in the United States and Canada last year. For free production. Facebook is one of the best money makers in the history of the Internet, and if it dies, it will happen gradually. I think.
Microsoft owns the (unpopular) Bing search engine. It sells ads online and off there, including on LinkedIn. However, the company’s annual advertising revenue is over $ 10 billion, up 20 times the New York Times’ advertising revenue by 2021.
Amazon’s stock price – like most technology companies – has dropped by 18 percent this year. But Amazon is so huge that the canceled price ($ 267 billion) is Disney’s total value. Jeff Bezos’ new boat was so large that it would collapse on a bridge without a bridge in the Netherlands. That is rich.
In addition to technology, large US corporations are also operating. But the superpowers of technology are on a completely different planet from the big and the rich.
Big Tech Continued Financial Financial Questions Asked for This Newspaper Are Big Tech Success Successful for Us? And those five superpowers are big and big because they are doing something good or is it because their size and power guarantee more supremacy?
We know people and businesses Interest Products from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook. And those companies say they can die at any moment. The history of technology supports this. Major companies do not tend to stay that way for long.
But these few tech companies are so involved in our lives, our economy, our world affairs, and our minds that they have been under their control for years. Microsoft and Apple are each over 45 years old. Google and Amazon started a quarter of a century ago. Those companies had a difficult time, but for the most part they were rich and successful for their great history. We cannot think of anything different.
Facebook is currently the smallest and most vulnerable group in the group, but it has improved itself over the past decade and (so far) has been beyond doubt.
The fury of big tech – the question of illegal monopolies and how they control the speech and digital economies – has led to the debate that our digital lives are defined by dynamism or permanent dynasties. we will see.
Tip of the week
How to choose a cloud service
Brian X. ChenTimes Private Technology columnist Hanna Ingber responds to our on-tech editor’s question, which she hopes readers will have. Hannah writes:
“I find that choosing between cloud storage options is a constant source of anxiety (so I only pay for everyone). What to do?” (Hannah pays for three cloud storage services!)
Google Drive. Dropbox. Box. iCloud. Microsoft OneDrive. These are all cloud services, servers for storing our information online.
They are easy to use because you no longer have to worry about losing your data when copies of your files are in the cloud. They all charge a few dollars a month to store large amounts of data. So how do you choose one?
I explored this question in the last column on the best way to manage your smartphone photos. Based on my conversations with taxis, the best way is to choose a service that is “instrumental-agnostic”. This is a cloud service that is not limited to a specific brand. That leaves iCloud, which works mostly for Apple products like the iPhone.
If you want to transfer to another device, it is important to choose a cloud storage service that allows you to move your files to another location.
That’s why I often suggest that people store their data in the Google cloud. Google Cloud-based applications work on Apple and Android phones for word processing, photo management, spreadsheet and file storage. And generally the devices can be used on any computer or smartphone via a web browser.
I usually write in a web browser using Google Docs. And if I want to edit documents on a PC, I can use the same tool in a browser in Windows.
Before we go…
A single hacker claims to have taken North Korea offline A US security researcher using the P4 case online told Warred that North Korean spies were targeted by cyber-attacks last year. Outraged by the lack of response from US officials, P4x claimed to have stolen North Korean internet from the living room and blamed it for the country’s continued blackout.
For defamation services: The rest of the world has looked at organizations that focus on helping wealthy businessmen and politicians clean up the internet. According to the technology publication, reputable management companies often use fake copyright claims and false legal warnings to download online newsletters alleging tax evasion, corruption, or drug trafficking.
You buy everything online. What about cremation?
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I asked for sloth videos on Twitter and The Sloth Institute put these long-legged charms in my diet..
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