The Internet is getting more and more connected and increasingly important for businesses, from financial services to social media.
But it’s also becoming a tool for the powerful.
Here’s how the biggest Internet companies are using your data to better their businesses and improve their own bottom lines.
Uber—The Internet’s Most Powerful Business The Internet’s largest Internet service provider has used its control of its own data to gain an edge in the transportation industry, and Uber is using that edge to gain a foothold in the new economy.
Uber used to be just a ride-hailing app.
Now, it’s a dominant player in the field, with more than 200,000 drivers in the United States and more than 60,000 in Canada.
Uber’s service has made its drivers more than a million dollars per year, making them the biggest paid labor force in the country.
The company has a market value of $20 billion.
2. Microsoft—The Most Powerful Company in the World Microsoft is the biggest company in the world, but it’s not the only one.
It has more than $3 trillion in market capitalization, and it’s been using that market power to control how you interact with its software, including how you use its Internet services.
Microsoft is also the largest seller of computer software and the most valuable manufacturer of hardware, with its market value valued at more than three trillion dollars. 3.
Google—The World’s Most Important Company Google’s search engine is the world’s most popular and used, and the Internet search giant is using its dominance of search to get more people to the Web and use its services.
Google has nearly five times as many users as Facebook, with almost a quarter of a billion users, and Google has more search engines than Amazon.
The search giant has more customers than Twitter and Facebook combined.
Google is now the largest marketer of software and hardware, and its market valuation is nearly $50 billion.
Netflix—The Future of Video and Content Streaming Netflix has emerged as a leader in the entertainment industry, but its video-on-demand service, dubbed Netflix Instant Video, is also a powerful tool for companies to monetize their online content.
Netflix is the largest pay-per-view provider in the U.S., and it has nearly three billion members.
The service has earned $1.4 billion in fees since it launched in 2014.
Microsoft Azure—The Next Big Tech Amazon has been a pioneer in the cloud computing industry, creating the Internet of Things.
Azure is the leading cloud computing platform for enterprises and government agencies around the world.
Amazon has about 2.5 billion cloud servers, which are connected to a network of computers around the globe and run on a variety of technology platforms, including virtualization, cloud computing, and data centers.
The platform has been the target of a cyberattack last year that disrupted a critical infrastructure in Russia.
Amazon is the top cloud service provider in Asia, and more people use its platform than any other provider in that region.
Netflix–The Future for the Future Netflix has become a dominant force in streaming video, with a billion-plus members and more streaming video subscribers than any streaming service.
Netflix has more streaming subscribers than YouTube, Spotify, and Hulu combined.
Amazon Web Services–The Most Popular Web Services Amazon Web Service has become one of the most popular Internet service providers with more users than any of the top five streaming services combined.
Amazon’s Web services, which include Amazon Web Mail, Amazon Cloud Drive, and Amazon Instant Video have been among the top streaming services in the nation for more than 20 years.
Amazon offers more services than Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube combined.
8. Facebook—The Leader in the News Facebook has been able to control its own messaging since the company was founded.
But Facebook is also becoming more transparent with how it uses your data.
The social network is now more transparent than the rest of the Internet, allowing people to share their Facebook information with friends, family, and business partners.
Facebook has more users on its service than Twitter, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn combined.
Spotify—The No. 1 Music Streaming Service Spotify has been one of Apple’s biggest competitors since it first debuted on the Apple iPod in 2007.
Spotify’s service was the top-selling music streaming service in the US for nearly three years, and now the company is making a name for itself in the digital realm.
Spotify has more paid subscribers than Apple Music and Pandora combined, and has more members than Netflix.
Spotify is the No. 2 online music service provider for U.K. music fans, and Facebook is second.
Google Fiber—The Best Internet Service in the Country Google Fiber has been making big strides in the Internet industry.
Google’s fiber service, which connects homes to the Internet and provides Internet access to homes and businesses, has been available in dozens of