Posts Tagged ‘corporations’

November 9th, 2021 - 1:26 pm § in Business, Law and Courts

Rent a car, go to jail

Toxic car rental company? Dozens of ex-customers claim Hertz falsely reported rented cars as “stolen” According to lawyers representing former customers, a faulty computer system led to their clients being arrested because rental cars they’d paid for were falsely reported as “[...]

May 5th, 2018 - 1:38 am § in Misc.

Nikola Sues Tesla

Nikola Motor Company, a maker of hybrid trucks, alleges that Tesla stole Nikola’s patented design for Musk’s all electric semi-truck.Nikola Motor Company is suing Tesla for copying its Nikola One semi-truck, pictured here. Photo: Nikola Motor Company The Salt Lake City company alleged in[...]

April 15th, 2018 - 9:00 pm § in Misc.

Report: Tesla compromised worker safety to appease Musk

Electric carmaker Tesla compromised worker safety at its Fremont, California plant to appease founder and CEO Elon Musk, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent journalism nonprofit that operates a website called Tesla “mislabeled and under-counted w[...]

November 29th, 2017 - 5:28 pm § in Misc.



April 24th, 2017 - 8:16 pm § in Misc.

Fly United: Pay for business class, then get bumped to economy class

A New York woman who paid United Airlines over $3,000 and 60,000 American Express points for a business-class seat on a Newark to London flight, then was forcibly removed from her seat to economy class, has sued the airline for $150,000. United even refused to refund her business-class upgrade fees,[...]

November 23rd, 2015 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

Pfizer Takes its Money and Runs

Robert Reich Patents owned by foreign companies should be protected, but not for the extended periods drug companies have recently won. But foreign companies—and Pfizer will become one—should not be allowed to lobby in the US or contribute to US political campaigns.[...]

August 22nd, 2015 - 11:28 am § in Misc.



August 4th, 2015 - 6:51 pm § in Misc.

Applesauce; stockholders are poorer today.

Apple (AAPL)  Apple stock is down nearly 11% from the record high reached February 23rd of $133. Investors are fretting over evidence that competition is heating up for smartphones in China, while similar problems at Samsung suggest that smart phones have become a commodity product.  This puts pr[...]

April 18th, 2015 - 3:41 am § in Misc.

US Government Building A Positronic Brain?

Will The NAS Build Asimov’s Brain? All current computers you and I use are based on lots of switches that go on and off ..the Xs and Os. Quantum computers .. using lots of different values .. would be hugely more powerful.  Imagine a chip where every switch can work in three dimensions, each [...]

January 28th, 2015 - 12:35 am § in Misc.

SUPERBOWL COUNTDOWN: God Sponsors Superbowl Ad

I am God and I Approve of this Ad! REPOST FROM 2014: It is time that you stop praying to Me for your team to win. American Atheists has launched an anti-prayer billboard directly across from the Super Bowl stadium. But the American Atheists aren’t the first ones to use the Super Bowl to promo[...]