I feel you're being a bit pedantic here. As you said, we're not talking about the general public - the audience is Slashdot. Vivaldi and Microsoft are both tech companies. However, they are dramatically different in size, age, and valuation. Further, Firefox is 14+ years old and has almost 7% of the browser market - and that's a number that's dropping. Vivaldi is in the 2% "other" category and isn't even mentioned by name in my source. Wikipedia is 16 years old. Wikipedia appears in tons of internet searches. Similarly, if you search web browser, you'll probably see Chrome and Firefox listed. Chances are, you won't see Vivaldi except for perhaps a mention of the latest news.
My post about MSFT's $500bn valuation was a terse dismissal of a strange response during a brief break during my workday - not a fully formed argument.
Koch Industries I would have guessed was in the top 5-10. I am surprised they're not a lot larger than that. I know who they are and what they do. I suspect a goodly number of slashdot regulars would recognize their name and probably know they're involved in energy. Cargill probably not. I didn't think of them, nor know their business. Maybe not shadowy enough to catch popular interest? =)
Anyway, while it's interesting trivia, I'm not sure the relevance or your point if you were making one relevant to the thread. Microsoft is an old public company. Koch / Cargill are old private companies. Vivaldi is a 2 year old private company with 35 employees. I think it is fair that articles provide this background and refute GP's snark that it's akin to asking them to provide background on Microsoft.
Microsoft is a ~$500bn company. I think it's fair to assume most people know of them...
"Vivaldi Technologies is a Software Development company, most known for its creation of the Vivaldi browser." https://vivaldi.com/
Minor detail the article and summary leave out.
I can't believe you guys posted this crap. This is stale - the news itself about the land crater dates back to 2006. Next, this article is from *The Sun* which is akin to National Enquirer. Nazi UFO base? Give me a break...... The WLC itself is pretty cool and interesting, but there are other articles that would've sucked a lot less. Here's an example: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/heres... CHOOSE A BETTER SOURCE.
"Experience has proved that some people indeed know everything." -- Russell Baker