Aimee Pearcy

Aimee is a contributing editor at Pando.

  1. 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

  2. It's still too early to celebrate Amazon's Rekognition moratorium

    A couple of days ago I wrote a post about Jeff Bezos’ virtue signalling. Now, just two days after IBM left the facial recognition market, it looks like Bezos has finally logged out of his Instagram account.

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    From the Surveillance Valley desk

  3. Jeff Bezos' virtue signalling is working

    While IBM pledges to stop working on facial recognition technology, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos sits at his computer and trawls his Instagram inbox looking for controversial screenshots that will make people buy more stuff from him.

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    From the Amazon desk

  4. Amazon’s next big rival will be a livestreaming video app

    There’s an entire world of unboxing videos on YouTube. Give a kid a tablet and they’ll sit glued to the screen for hours, staring in fascination at close-ups of hands cracking open toy eggs and pulling apart bits of goop. This strange ‘poopsie slime surprise kits unboxing’ has over 12 million views.

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    From the China desk

  5. Big Tech dreams about ‘changing the world’ - it can start by ending harmful contracts

    Over the past week, tech companies have flooded social media with words of support to protestors fighting against racial injustice. But the response by many brands to the death of George Floyd has felt so hollow that there are already memes circulating on Twitter.

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    From the Politics desk

  6. Why are so many tech crowdfunding projects such a mess?

    “Overpromise, and underdeliver” has become a running theme of crowdfunders. The budget was severely underestimated. There are manufacturing delays. The product doesn’t work as smoothly as everyone thought it would. The product doesn’t work at all. There is no product, because the founder never actually planned to make it in the first place.

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    From the Crowdfunding desk

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