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The most disliked companies in America once again include airlines, utilities and banks, according to the latest cycle of ratings from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
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Starbucks’ use of crushed beetles in food coloring for its frappuccino products—which it had labeled vegan—is merely the tip of the iceberg. The cochineal beetle, often used in red food dyes, is one of many disgusting ingredients found in everyday foods.
Data from this single visit was sent to 10 different companies, including Microsoft and Google subsidiaries, a gaggle of traffic-logging sites, and other, smaller ad firms. Nearly instantaneously, these companies can log your visit, place ads tailored for your eyes specifically, and add to the ever-growing online file about you.
Every move you make on the Internet is worth some tiny amount to someone, and a panoply of companies want to make sure that no step along your Internet journey goes unmonetized.
Full story at The Atlantic
Companies know a lot about you. Probably more than you’re comfortable with.
Here is the annual guide by Fast Company to the businesses that matter most, the ones whose innovations are having an impact across their industries and our culture.
Via Fast Company
Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ”
Full story at The New York Times
People really love tech companies. That’s one of the big conclusions from Harris Interactive’s 2012 Reputation Quotient assessment, which evaluates the 60 “most visible” companies in the world.
These “rules” aren’t just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work for them, as well.
Poor corporate governance and questionable accounting practices. That’s what these 10 big companies have in common, according to a list compiled by GovernanceMetric’s International, an independent research firm that analyzes business risk.
Via Business Insider
Chances are you have taken a prescription drug at some point in your life. 1 in 2 Americans are on one right now. Though medication has helped countless people over the years, drug companies, in their endless pursuit of profit, now push more medications than ever before, with the help of the FDA and unscrupulous doctors. But the vast majority of new drugs won’t help you – and may even hurt you.
Via Medical Billing