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All of the sudden our tech giants find themselves in a PR pickle: They are posting record earnings and seem unstoppable in business, but they desperately need to convince the public they’re not scarier than a pack of velociraptors on meth. Even people you’d expect to be all rah-rah about Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—five of the most valuable companies on Earth—are turning cold. Roger McNamee, a big early investor in Facebook, recently told Techonomy, “Facebook has the largest margins of any company of similar size in the American economy. They’re functioning like a drug company without doing clinical trials.” AddsSenator Mark Warner of...

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