The official Twitter account of Burger King, @BurgerKing, was recently hacked. This was not a random attack as you clearly see below. Instead, Burger King’s main rival took the spotlight in its place.
This is the dawn of a new era in industrial espionage. One can argue that no company could have benefited more from this stunt than McDonald’s. Even more interesting is the background. The image promotes a new product offering; Fish McBites.
While there is no evidence as to who the hackers are, many suspect the group Anonymous to be behind the attack.
Current TV, the semi-relevant and liberal-leaning television network was recently sold to Al Jazeera English for a reported $500 million. Before most Americans panic at the thought of a Muslim-sounding television station broadcasting in the United States, let me assure you that Al Jazeera English is a legitimate news outfit.
More about Al Jazeera later. Let’s take a closer look at the deal that put $100 Million in Mr. Gore’s pocket.
We all know Facebook. It is the most popular of the social networking sites with 1.01 billion users as of September 2012. Facebook’s IPO was disappointing, but has recently begun to gain momentum because of new product features and increasing revenue.
Google+ is still new to many of us. As of September 2012 there were 100 million active users and 400 million accounts. Facebook clearly has the number advantage but after some time on the platform, one can see that they both offer similar features. Status updates, picture sharing, messaging, and events are all commonplace.
It will be hard for all of Facebook’s billion plus users to forget about their profile. However, there is an incentive to jump on the Google+ bandwagon as soon as possible; especially for businesses.