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Trump to block US downloads of TikTok and WeChat

The Trump administration will prohibit WeChat and TikTok from being featured in US app stores beginning Sunday night, a move that will prevent Americans from downloading the contro...


Apple to launch first online store in India next week

Apple will launch its first online shop in India on the 23rd of September, coinciding with the country’s festive season that rakes in a number of their greatest revenue for r...


Google grilled on its advertising business dominance by US Senate

Google faced a number of tough questions about its advertising business in a Senate hearing on Tuesday, with a specific focus on whether it misused its dominance in online advertis...


Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

Apple rolled out a brand new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscribers, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on solutions that are the backbone of ...


ByteDance’s Douyin hits 600 million daily users

Douyin, the Chinese version of short-video app TikTok, reach 600 million daily active users in August, an executive with parent company ByteDance stated, a massive 50% increase sin...

Wall Street

M&A: Tech leads crisis-driven boom with $350 billion deal rush

Global M&A volumes are exceeding $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion purchase o...


ByteDance picks Oracle as its partner in an attempt to save TikTok US

Oracle has announced that it might team up with ByteDance in order to maintain TikTok’s ability to continue operating in the United States, beating Microsoft in a deal struct...

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Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches and iPads

Apple will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus on Tuesday where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other apparatus while booking an iP...


News short: YouTube to launch TikTok-like product

YouTube is rolling out its own version of societal networking competitor TikTok, a new short-form video service named Shorts, enabled within its video-sharing platform.


TikTok: This is what happens next

On Thursday, President Trump stated that he does not plan to extend a deadline for ByteDance to market TikTok’s US business, with the process still mired in uncertainty and p...


Apple revises its contentious App Store guidelines

Apple has published revisions to a number of its App Store review guidelines, loosening some restrictions on streaming game solutions, online classes and if programmers need to use...

European Union

France wants the EU to continue with a digital tax if global efforts fail

The EU should push ahead with its own digital taxation in the first quarter of 2021 if wider efforts to find an international solution don’t bring a breakthrough this season,...


Apple plans a special event for the 15th September

Apple has scheduled a special occasion for the 15th of September, with fans and investors expecting a refresh in the lineup of some of their organisation’s core solutions.

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Australia’s ACCC to examine competition between Apple and Google app stores

Australia’s competition regulator has just said it would look into the use of and sharing of information by apps and the extent of competition between Apple Inc’s and G...