Friday, June 09, 2017

Things I learned lately - 9 Jun

  • The most popular internet based sites and services care the most about increasing your 'time on site'. This matters more than anything because it's the only thing that drives more revenue. YouTube's auto-play the next video? Increase time on site. Facebook's Video auto-play in the news feed? Increase time on site. Every new feature's primary goal is to keep you engaged on that site longer, to maximize advertising revenue.
  • As of the first of January 2017, all public transport trains in the Netherlands are being powered by wind power.
  • Nearly 60% of Americans oppose President Donald Trump's decision to remove the US from the Paris climate agreement.
  • Budweiser is owned by InBev, a Belgian company (since 2008).
  • Trader Joe's is owned by Aldi Nord, a German supermarket brand (since 1979).
  • General Electric appliances is now owned by Haier, a Chinese company (since 2016).
  • American Apparel is now owned by Gildan, a Canadian clothing company (since 2017).
  • French's is owned by Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, a UK company.
  • 7-Eleven is owned by Ito-Yokado, a Japanese company (since 1987).

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