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Aimee Pearcy

Aimee is a contributing editor at Pando.

  1. China is facing the same kind of protectionism that has shielded it from competition

    Over the past few years, TikTok creator ByteDance has reportedly invested over $1 billion in the Indian market. Last week, India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms -- and TikTok was one of them.

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    From the China desk

  2. The great firewall of...Europe?

    Slowly but surely, the digital walls of the world are rising. Earlier this week, India banned dozens of Chinese apps, and is now mounting on the government to ban Huawei -- the company recently deemed by the Federal Communications Commission as a threat to US national security.

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    From the Europe desk

  3. Engineers are told ethics isn't 'career-advancing' and we're all living with the consequences

    Universities tell students that they have the power to change the world. But they don’t teach them to stop and think about whether they should change it. The most vulnerable are left to live with the consequences.

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    From the Big Tech desk

  4. Viral marketing is what it is

    Clubhouse has started a new wave of exclusive voice chat-based social apps that has people scrambling for invites. We all want to use these apps precisely because we can’t all use them.

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    From the FOMO desk

  5. Twitter censored DDoSecrets and made BlueLeaks an even bigger deal

    Twitter is making it increasingly clear that it is clamping down on what it allows to be published on its platform.

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    From the Twitter desk

  6. 'Picking a fight' with Apple was always Basecamp's marketing strategy

    “If you think a competitor sucks, say so. When you do that, you'll find that others who agree with you will rally to your side. Being the anti-______ is a great way to differentiate yourself and attract followers.”

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    From the Apple desk

  7. IndieGoGo shows COVID-19 profiteering at its absolute worst

    There's always a crowdfunded solution -- even during a pandemic. It's often glaringly obvious the solution won't work, but that doesn't seem to matter. I wrote about the current state of crowdfunding a few weeks ago in why are so many tech crowdfunding projects such a mess?

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    From the Crowdfunding desk

  8. Snap Minis will make Snapchat the all-in-one Gen Z operating system

    Last week at Snap’s Partner Summit, Snapchat announced several huge updates. The platform will be adding new navigation tools, new augmented reality experiences, updated map features. One of the biggest announcements was 'Snap Minis'.

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    From the Disruption desk

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