another failed attempt at capitalizing on an Internet meme
Monday, 19 February 2024

Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline?s chatbot

quote [ Air Canada appears to have quietly killed its costly chatbot support. ]

Outside Air Canada's gate
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:10amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 15 February 2024

The high cost of Uber?s small profit

quote [ In her paper on algorithmic wage discrimination, Dubal called what companies like Uber do ?the cruelty of hope.? ]

Some evil business reading.
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@8:09pmGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 31 December 2023

Rite Aid Banned From Facial Recognition Tech After 'Reckless' Use

quote [ Rite Aid's technology led to an innocent 11-year-old girl being searched. ]

Take you to the Rite Aid
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 14 December 2023

Interference Wars

quote [ The electric vehicle finds itself in the middle of the big debate over the future of AM radio. Could the AM dial get pushed off to the side? ]

You can hear the music on the AM radio
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:14amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 18 November 2023

Slamming Into Painted Boulders

quote [ In the wake of the near-cancellation of yet another film, the creative community calls out Warner Bros. Discovery?s warped priorities. ]

Heard ya trap was failing like that acme
[SFW] [business] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 16 November 2023

Chicago Doesn?t Own Its Own Streets | Climate Town

quote [ DON?T TAKE THE DEAL! ]

ex?pro?pri?a?tion (?)ek-?spr?-pr?-??-sh?n
Synonyms of expropriation
: the act of expropriating or the state of being expropriated
specifically : the action of the state in taking or modifying the property rights of an individual in the exercise of its sovereignty
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by steele@7:14pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 13 November 2023

Fossil Fuel Giants Are Using British Influencers to go Viral

quote [ Oil and gas supermajors including Shell and BP are using UK influencers to push false solutions to the climate crisis and manufacture a more family friendly image, DeSmog can reveal. The influencers have included a popular former BBC presenter, a polar explorer, and an exasperated father of five who needs a break [?] ]

Suckling hard on those demon teats
[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by slaytanik@11:36amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Give ?Em Less Data

quote [ Publishers should shut off the aggressive data pipeline to the advertisers. After all, they?ve spent the last 30 years aggressively exploiting it?and us. ]

I'll be stopping all of your pipelines
[SFW] [business] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Daniel Ek, Defense Tech and Why Some Artists Have Joined a Call to ?Boycott Spotify?

quote [ Ek?s investment in security startup Helsing, via his Prima Materia firm, adds to Spotify?s history of irking artists on its platform. ]

Article is almost 2 years old already ? interesting aside on the whole music biz ethics thing. Was probably mentioned in one of the recent Bandcamp articles. Notes some other questionable musician's decisions.
[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@7:25pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Bandcamp Lays Off 50 Percent of Employees Following Songtradr Acquisition

quote [ "[?] It required some adjustments to ensure a sustainable and healthy company that can serve its community of artists and fans," the company said. ]

Uuuughh. And ironically, in the midst of these shittty handovers, business people hailed it as highly profitable (full in extended). Also, something about unionizing.

thumb via New Old Stock

[SFW] [business] [+2 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@5:33pmGMT] [2 comments]

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