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While SHEIN has its origins in China it is one of the biggest shopping apps in the United States, SHAREit has been banned in India despite being massively popular elsewhere, and Likee is chasing TikTok — but desperate to avoid a similar fate.

China’s app makers are having to be agile in a world where key markets have turned hostile to their country’s tech. 

They are either going under the radar in territories where the war over privacy, security and geopolitics rages — or are moving to friendlier markets to win millions of downloads.

Experts say that could signal an unstoppable rise for China’s smart and responsive tech, depending on the long-term damage that security and diplomatic squabbles may bring to the Made in China brand.

For now, the strategies of Chinese-owned platforms — quick reflexes to their customer base and aggressive social media marketing — are winning fans in

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After four years of selling massagers on Amazon, one seller noticed in March 2019 that his most popular product had split into two separate listings, one for each color. He contacted Amazon, who resolved the issue. But, within a day, the product listing split again.

“I was very surprised,” Michael, who asked that only his first name be used out of fear of retaliation, told NBC News. “I was thinking that Amazon basically has some checks for these kinds of situations.”

For months, he woke up to new issues on his top-selling massager product. One day the bullet points on the products changed. Another day the images changed. At one point, the product was recategorized as an adult toy. Each time, he reached out to Amazon to resolve the issue. In July 2019, Amazon told him the product had been suspended because it was categorized as a prohibited medical device.

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Flash Commentary No. 1435

May 10th, 2020
• Headline April 2020 Unemployment Really Was Around 20%, Not 15%
• Bureau of Labor Statistics Disclosed Erroneous Unemployment Surveying for a Second Month
• About 7.5 Million People in the April Household Survey Were Misclassified as Employed Instead of Unemployed, per the BLS
• Headline April U.3 Unemployment at 14.7%, Should Have Been 19.5%
• The BLS Had Disclosed the Same Surveying Error Last Month; Where Headline March 2020 U.3 Was 4.4%, It Should Have Been 5.3%
• Per
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