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‘At 50, you’re just getting started’

Illustration by Traceloops. Sources: @emptynestcoach, @jaigray0, @sallymisha

Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer for OneZero

One owner reported their bored dog simply lays on top of all their buttons and ‘just starts mashing them’

Big Technology

Plus, more insight on the social app’s future after a remarkable 2020

Gary Vaynerchuk and Blake Chandlee

Big Technology

A series of under-appreciated risks make acquiring TikTok anything but a sure thing

Closeup of TikTok logo on smartphone.
Closeup of TikTok logo on smartphone.
Photo: Sheldon Cooper /SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Pattern Matching

Trump’s ban on Chinese apps is part of a tide of digital nationalism

Pattern Matching

There’s no such thing as an apolitical social platform

Photo: David Talukdar/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Recent tensions along the border and cybersecurity concerns led to this unprecedented move

Photo: Kon Karampelas/Unsplash
  1. TikTok
  2. SHAREit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu Map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU Battery Saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam Makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. NewsDog
  19. BeautyPlus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live

We talked to him, and the clip might be a bit less spontaneous than advertised

Photos courtesy of Jeremy Cohen/TikTok

TikTok and Snap are experimenting with deepfake-style filters

Image: Snap

Youth, Now

Engineers and product designers amplify content that meets their business goals. Their choices have unintended consequences.

Illustration: Maria Chimishkyan

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