'Funding secured': The 17 most unbelievable things people in tech said in 2018
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The last 12 months have been a strange and confusing time in tech, especially for the giants housed mostly in Silicon Valley.
This is the year that the default public attitude to tech firms such as Google and Facebook became one of suspicion, resulting in greater scrutiny from politicians and media.
Business Insider has captured something of the changing spirit with a list of the 17 most jaw-dropping quotes from 2018.
The list is, perhaps unsurprisingly, jointly dominated by Facebook executives and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, both of whom had a trying year under the spotlight. Other figures include Steve Jobs, after the Apple cofounder's daughter Lisa wrote a poetic and devastating memoir which showed her father in a new light.
"You're getting nothing."
"I saw him in the kitchen tucking his tail in between his legs scrounging for investors to cover his ass after that tweet."
"I know tech better than anyone."
"Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?"
"Senator, we run ads."
"I hope I am able to assist as a cat."
"I choose to go to the moon, with artists."
"We have taken down another great icon."
"I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt."
"If you Google the word 'idiot,' under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up."
"Facebook has a black people problem."
Trump's trade war with China is the "stupidest thing in the world."
"People just peed in bottles because they lived in fear of being disciplined over 'idle time' and losing their jobs just because they needed the loo."
"Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools. And still we connect people."
"I’ll be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice."
"I f---ing hope he sues me."
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