5 Of The Most Hated Companies In Tech

Which of these is the worst?

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Some of the world’s best-known and most respected companies are in the technology and consumer electronics business. This being said, there are also those among them which are especially hated by the public. Whether it be for poor products, dodgy business practices or a flippant disrespect for the needs of their users, some companies accumulate a massive amount of dislike. Read our list below of 5 of these most hated companies in tech:

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1. Comcast

Hated by: Redditors, US Internet subscribers

Reason: Terrible internet speeds, even worse customer service, supporting legislation which would end net neutrality.

Image: © 2014 Xiaomi

2. Xiaomi

Hated by: Apple fans, Samsung

Reason: Largely accused of copying their designs and hardware from Apple. Also this company’s success in China has managed to hurt many manufacturers like Samsung.

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3. Upworthy

Hated by: Facebook users 

Reason: Popularising click-bait headlines, wasting people’s times, filling their Facebook feeds with low-quality articles.

4. Uber

Hated by: Taxi drivers, the government, Lyft

Reason: Creating an app which allows a user to operate as an unlicensed taxi driver. Engaged in aggressive campaigns to drive competitor Lyft out of the market.

5. Apple

Hated by: Android users

Reason: Selling products which put looks above specs, hipster lifestyle marketing, closed software and expensive price points.