Question of the Day: Which tech company would you miss most if it disappeared?
- How would you answer this question? Why?
- Describe the costs/benefits of each of the three companies on this list that you would miss the most?
- How many of the companies on the list provide products that are free? How do they make money?
Behind the numbers (The Verge)
The news for tech companies isn’t all bad. Americans believe that Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, and YouTube have an overall positive effect on society. (They’re more likely to think that Twitter, Slack, Instagram, and Facebook have an overall negative effect.)
Microsoft leads big tech companies in the number of Americans who say they trust it, at 75 percent of survey respondents. Amazon is close behind, at 73 percent. Pulling up the rear is Facebook: just 41 percent of Americans say they trust the company to safeguard their personal information.