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Sunday 20 April 2014

Tech companies we sometimes love to hate

Apple: Criticised for 'arrogance' and 'closed ecosystems'. But has a legion of fanboys who give as good as they get.

Google: Takes a lot of heat from media executives and retailers, due to its growing power over traffic distribution and advertising revenue.

Microsoft: Still the butt of many jibes, especially around Internet Explorer and new versions of Windows.

Eircom: Criticism of Ireland's incumbent operator was once white hot but has eased a lot, thanks to new investment strategies.

UPC: Occasional flak over broadband and television outages pales in comparison to previous criticism over customer service issues.

Facebook: Cyclical bouts of fury over privacy issues has done little to stem the social media giant's continued march.

Apple: Criticised for 'arrogance' and 'closed ecosystems'. But has a legion of fanboys who give as good as they get.

Google: Takes a lot of heat from media executives and retailers, due to its growing power over traffic distribution and advertising revenue.

Microsoft: Still the butt of many jibes, especially around Internet Explorer and new versions of Windows.

Eircom: Criticism of Ireland's incumbent operator was once white hot but has eased a lot, thanks to new investment strategies.

UPC: Occasional flak over broadband and television outages pales in comparison to previous criticism over customer service issues.

Facebook: Cyclical bouts of fury over privacy issues has done little to stem the social media giant's continued march.

Irish Independent

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