When talking about social media and technology mega-giants, there seems to be some sort of confusion when it comes to some seriously major news stations and even in American Government. Listen, we are just a blogging community and our word isn’t the voice of reason, but when you call out companies for doing things that don’t exist, or in CNBC’s case, making an entire article about Facebook and Instagram being 2 different platforms (As if people leaving one would hurt the other) then listen up!
This photo is the inspiration of this rant... CNBC recently posted this hilarious “Out with the old, in with the new.” Claiming that Zuck is mad because people are leaving facebook for Instagram. You know, Instagram? That company That Zuckerberg purchased waaaaaay back in 2012. Yeah I bet he is really crying over people not using Facebook and going to his other platform. I mean, the reason he bought it was because he knew that Facebook‘s reign of social media gargantua couldn’t last forever. If you read the article they do acknowledge the fact that people are moving to Instagram and nod the hat to ZucK for owning it but I am talking about the incredibly miss-leading title and picture. So lets get some things straight here. Who owns what, as of 2019, at least the big names you probably have heard of. Each of these companies have aquired over 70+ other businesses On top of these major ones.
Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg
Apple: Tim Cook
Siri (Yup, they bought this in 2010, they didn’t develop it)
Beats (Formally by Dr. Dre)
Google: Sundar Pichai
Google Playstore (The only android store available for mass market)
Amazon: Jeff Bezos
Tesla: Elon Musk
PayPal (Also Venmo)
The Boring Company
AI and Neuralink
Some of these surprised me while writing this as well, like Twitch. I had no idea... Wowza. What am I doing with my life?