17 Dec 2021

Deep dive | Brick by brick: bringing down big tech’s Walled Gardens

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In 2013, Tencent suspended a slew of WeChat accounts owned by Taobao advertisers who were spamming WeChat users. In retaliation, Alibaba – which owns Taobao – cut off WeChat Pay as a payment method on its commerce platform Taobao. 

These moves kicked off an eight-year battle, with each plat...


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