My other favourite name, Uparse
Japan's investment cash firehose Softbank and America's definitely-not-Google holding company Alphabet want you to use Manbang, and are paying $1.9bn for the pleasure. They want workers at shipping companies to hail passing trucks in the same way that drunk revellers use popular app-based taxi hailing services. China's …
"Right, any others that we can have a laugh at?"
Back in the mid 90's I worked for a software firm which, to get around the single-user limitations of MS Access, developed it's own multiuser database called "Batch User Level Location System for Hierarchical Information Tasking". We were told to not refer to it by it's acronym after it was pointed out to senior management shortly after the guy that created it left the company. This chap was clearly ahead of his time as even today DBA's still emit the same.
TenCent should be avoided at all costs!
Recently, the Indian Army blacklisted 48 applications due to spying concerns.
Almost all of them are related to TenCent:
Over the past couple of days the Indian Intelligence Bureau has warned that the Chinese government has been collecting data through multiple apps made by Chinese developers. Many of these apps are made by Tencent, a known beneficiary of the Chinese government whose apps have been featured on this site a few times as well as DU Apps and Cheetah Mobile. Please uninstall any of these apps from your phone:
DU Battery Saver
ES File Explorer
Mi Video Call
QQ Security Centre
What is even more interesting is that some of those apps that were blacklisted are produced at a company where one of the CEO's from Emerdata (Cambridge Analytica offshoot) used to be an admin.
#Mr Johnson Chun Shun Ko used to be the "Independent Non-exucutive director" of: Meitu, Inc. that produce phones and apps such as:
"Beauty Plus", "Beauty Cam", "SELFIECITY", "MeituPic" and others.
More interesting than that is those Meitu apps I listed all contain the now infamous Facebook Graph API.
Connecting the dots.
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