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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2022, 03:47:01 PM »
Bird overstated shared electric scooter revenue for two years - The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/14/23457688/bird-revenue-overstated-shared-electric-scooters-audit

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2022, 12:42:00 PM »
Bob Dylan’s Publisher Admits $600 Books Had Replica Autographs | Pitchfork

....came with an authenticity certificate from Simon & Schuster

https://pitchfork.com/news/bob-dylans-publisher-admits-600-books-had-replica-autographs/

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2023, 05:46:40 PM »

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2023, 11:22:04 AM »
California: Cruise Self-Driving License Revoked After It Withheld Pedestrian Injury Footage, DMV Says

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4a3ba3/california-dmv-suspends-cruises-self-driving-car-license-after-pedestrian-injury

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2023, 03:02:54 AM »
Uber, Lyft to hand back $328M of stolen wages to NY drivers
So much for appy cabbies being 'partners' - Big U kept fares low by making 'em pay fees that riders should have picked up
https://www.theregister.com/2023/11/03/uber_lyft_new_york_back_pay/

HBO CEO Confesses to Trolling Critics With Fake Tweets After Rolling Stone Exposé
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-news/hbo-ceo-casey-bloys-confesses-trolling-critics-fake-twitter-accounts-dumb-idea-1234868710/

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2023, 07:57:51 PM »
>lie

& Cheat

Toyota financing arm fined $60 million by consumer watchdog for car loan scam

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/20/cfpb-fines-toyota-financing-arm-for-60-million-for-car-loan-scam.html


Et tu, Toyota?

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2023, 12:58:48 PM »
Companies lie ....and sabotage repairs?

Developing story.


Trains were designed to break down after third-party repairs, hackers find | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/12/manufacturer-deliberately-bricked-trains-repaired-by-competitors-hackers-find/

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2023, 12:11:15 AM »
“the profit system follows the path of least resistance and following the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked.”
  — Utah Phillips

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2023, 11:23:21 PM »

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2023, 12:24:29 AM »
What are you complaining about. I love me some Penzoil on my pancakes. Everyone knows all that sugar in maple syrup will kill you.

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2023, 11:06:10 AM »
Behind the scene of food commercials

https://old.reddit.com/r/BeAmazed/comments/18m1h71/behind_the_scene_of_food_commercials/

True.  My mother worked as a food tech prepping food products for TV commercials in the 1970s.  Blowing cigarette smoke on plates of food to give a hot-from-the-oven impression was a popular trick apparently.

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2023, 12:30:05 AM »
>My mother worked as a food tech prepping food products for TV commercials in the 1970

My commercial artist brother sub-contracted with an ad company (Chicago) in the 60s. He told stories of working for days on a team that poured out a bunch of boxes in order to pick and strategically place (with tweezers) sugar-coated corn flakes.

He evolved into air-brushing and food companies were big clients.

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2023, 04:47:20 PM »
>Et tu, Toyota?

Systemic?

https://thehill.com/business/4379454-toyota-subsidiary-shuts-down-after-admitting-it-falsified-safety-tests/

Toyota subsidiary shuts down after admitting it falsified safety tests | The Hill

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2024, 01:32:29 PM »
https://fortune.com/2024/01/03/starbucks-app-dark-side-unspent-payments-900-million-5-years/

Dark side of Starbucks app: Coffee giant accused of rigging payments to the tune of nearly $900 million over 5 years | Fortune

“Starbucks rigs its payment platform so consumers are encouraged to leave unspent money on their cards and apps”

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2024, 05:54:39 PM »