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:
Hated by: Redditors, US Internet subscribers
Reason: Terrible internet speeds, even worse customer service, supporting legislation which would end net neutrality.
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.
Hated by: Facebook users
Reason: Popularising click-bait headlines, wasting people’s times, filling their Facebook feeds with low-quality articles.
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.
Hated by: Android users
Reason: Selling products which put looks above specs, hipster lifestyle marketing, closed software and expensive price points.