we decided to fetch the Tranco top 100,000 websites and analyze their favicons.
The median favicon file is 1.9k bytes.
Discord’s favicon is a 280k monster.
The big winner is the mesmerizing favicon from eventhorizontelescope.org, clocking in at a hefty 7MB
Lufthansa has an apple touch icon that’s 7087x5197.
The NFL favicon is a bruising 2000x2000.
The vast majority of the favicons offered up by websites are PNG. 71.6% of
<link rel=”icon”>images are PNG.
21.1% of /favicon.ico files are secretly PNGs, including Reddit’s.
Strangely, only 96.1% of Apple touch icons are PNG. Presumably the other 4% are broken.
uts.edu.au PNG icon is in fact a Photoshop PSD file.
even top tech companies can’t get their HTML right.
Youtube says their icon is 144x144, but it’s 145x145.
Twitter says their favicon is an image/x-icon, but it’s a PNG.
A common talking point in tech anti-trust: big tech companies have made hundreds of acquisitions in recent years, and almost none were reviewed, let along stopped.
So, last month the FTC released some actual data, for Google, Apple, FB, Amazon and Microsoft.
Half these deals were worth less than $10m and 80% less than $50m.
Most of them are in the USA, and that trend doesn't seem to be changing
They're buying the people
Most of these 'hundreds of deals!' are not anti-competitive.
(Is a company really a competitive threat to Google if it's 3 people willing to sell for $5m?_)
There were 2,500 $50m+ venture exits in the USA, and only 86 of those went to big tech.
3% of the deals that could theoretically have produced a venture return went to GAFAM
600 big tech acquisitions in a decade!"
sounds like a lot, but what's the context?