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Quiz: Who’s sorry now? Apologies from 2007



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”
Tryon Edwards

1. In 2007, Comcast apologized for:
a. unsatisfactory customer service
b. favoring conservative news shows in their programming lineup
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2. Sony apologized for:
a. a humanoid robot that made obscene gestures to museum visitors
b. a freshly-slain goat centerpiece at a Greek orgy
Answer

3. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce apologized for:
a. repeatedly sending faxes with sensitive customer data to a U.S. junkyard
b. issuing Canadian Tire Money (cash coupons) instead of legal tender
Answer

4. Apple apologized for:
a. making a third-grader run to her room and slam the door
b. making iPhone customers have to use AT&T
Answer

5. Intel apologized for a print ad featuring six sprinters because:
a. the ad was considered to be racist
b. the ad infringed upon Sprint Nextel’s brand
Answer

6. Verizon apologized for:
a. inappropriately blocking free speech in text messaging
b. failing to hire anyone over the age of 40 for their TV commercials
Answer

7. Mark Zuckerberg apologized for:
a. mistakes in the design and deployment of a Facebook application
b. failing to protect Facebook member’s privacy
Answer

8. David Maynor apologized for:
a. hacking into the Mac OS X 10.4.6 operating system to demonstrate security holes
b. not telling Apple that he knew there were security holes
Answer

9. The CEO of TJX (TJ Maxx and Marshalls) apologized for:
a. using faulty third-party software for gift cards
b. the biggest data breach in history
Answer

10. Skype apologized for:
a. a major outage that left 220 million users unable to make VoIP phone calls
b. a software glitch that caused 220 million users to hear echos when they talked on the phone
Answer

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