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Aimee Pearcy

Aimee is a contributing editor at Pando.

  1. UberEats is "sorry to hear" its app glitch left drivers without tips in a pandemic

    Widespread shutdown orders have devastated rideshare drivers’ livelihoods during the pandemic. And a recent glitch means many UberEats drivers have lost out on tips that they rely on to survive.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Gig Economy desk

  2. Drill holes in your skull and stream ads to your brain with Neuralink

    "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em," is the official mission statement for Neuralink, according to Musk's tweet on July 9.

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    From the Odd Futurism desk

  3. Our personal 'branding' obsession is sucking the enjoyment out of the web

    Back in 1997, Tom Peters wrote what is now considered a classic manifesto about how branding is no longer limited to companies.

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    From the Money desk

  4. The return of the 'slow web' movement

    Those who have been around for a while might remember a time when trawling through ugly headache-inducing personal websites was a fundamental part of the internet experience. Even those who weren't around back then find themselves feeling nostalgic for it.

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    From the Culture desk

  5. $50,000 for a year of iPad classes is a terrible deal

    This week, Harvard announced that all course instruction will be taught online for the 2020-21 academic year. The $50,000 price tag will remain.

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    From the Education desk

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Europe desk

  8. 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.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Big Tech desk

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