Hashtag Trending – Google’s stacking its emoji cheeseburger wrong, Cook and Zuckerberg meet China’s Jinping

Google CEO Sundar Pichai promises to make fixing Google’s cheeseburger emoji his top priority. The CEOs of two of the USA’s leading tech firms meet with the leader of China. And we hope your company’s security is tighter than Heathrow Airport’s.

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From Google Trends and Facebook: Google CEO Sundar Pichai made headlines on Monday after tweeting that he would drop everything else he was doing and address what users had declared the company’s most pressing emergency: fixing its cheeseburger emoji.

Pichai was responding to author Thomas Baekdal, who tweeted that Google had incorrectly placed the emoji’s digital cheese underneath its digital patty, unlike Apple, which correctly placed its cheese on top of the beef.

As of press time, ITWC staff couldn’t tell whether Google had placed the cheese above or below the patty in the first place.

Meanwhile, on Google Trends, Apple and Facebook have revealed that their respective CEOs, Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday while attending an annual advisers’ summit at Tsinghua University’s business school. It isn’t known what the trio discussed. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on Cook’s schedule, while in a Facebook post Zuckerberg said he met students working on AI programs that compose music and diagnose diseases, but did not mention Xi.

I'm in Beijing for the annual Tsinghua School of Economics and Management advisory board meeting. Every year this trip…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Apple, of course, relies on Chinese manufacturers to build its iPhones, while Facebook has been blocked in the country since 2009.

And finally from Facebook, IT staff at Heathrow Airport are likely red-faced after a USB stick containing security information was found on a London Street and handed to the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. According to the Mirror, the stick contained 76 folders with maps, videos, and ­documents, including information on anti-terror surveillance activities, and wasn’t encrypted or password protected. Heathrow immediately launched an investigation after being notified of the stick’s existence, though police fear the data has already been disseminated and could pose a risk to the U.K.’s national security.

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Eric Emin Wood
Eric Emin Wood
Former IT World Canada associate editor turned consultant with public relations firm Porter Novelli. When not writing for the tech industry enjoys photography, movies, travelling, the Oxford comma, and will talk your ear off about animation if you give him an opening.

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