Communication & Collaboration News

The latest news and industry commentary on communication and collaboration platforms and the businesses building them.

TikTok US

Judge blocks President Trump’s ban on new TikTok downloads

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Trump government arrangement that has been set to bar Apple and Google from providing Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11...

Tech Titans

Democrat on Senate panel opposes sending subpoenas to tech leaders

The ranking Democrat on the US Senate Commerce Committee rejected a request by Republicans to subpoena three top tech executives to testify at an upcoming hearing, telling them of ...

Thailand Mobile Data

Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook and Twitter over content

Thailand has started legal action against platform giants Facebook and Twitter for ignoring orders to take down content, in its first such move against the tech giants.

ByteDance

ByteDance applies for tech export licence in China

ByteDance has applied for a tech export licence in China since it races to secure a deal with Oracle and Walmart it expects will stop US government plans to ban its TikTok video-st...

Trump Social Media

What’s in the law protecting platform businesses – and can President Trump change it?

The US Justice Department on Wednesday issued a proposal to reform a legal resistance for online companies and follows through on President Donald Trump’s bid from earlier th...

Tencent WeChat

Chevron asks employees to delete WeChat app

Chevron Corp has asked employees internationally to delete Tencent’s WeChat from their work phones, following the Trump administration’s executive order to prohibit the...

TikTok China US

China unlikely to approve ByteDance’s TikTok deal with Oracle

A deal China’s ByteDance has struck with Oracle and Walmart on the future of its viral video-streaming app TikTok is unlikely to receive approval from the Chinese communist g...

ByteDance

ByteDance says TikTok will be its subsidiary under deal with Trump

ByteDance has said that TikTok’s global business will become its subsidiary, even as Oracle and Walmart mentioned over the weekend which they and US investors would have the ...

President Donald J Trump

ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown in the US

President Trump has said he encouraged a deal in principle which would enable TikTok to continue to run at the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his previous arra...

Tencent WeChat

US judge halts Trump’s order to remove WeChat from app stores

A US judge ancient Sunday blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple Inc and also Google to get rid of Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late Sunday.

Twitter

Twitter will force key US political accounts adopt tighter account security

Twitter, that was recently targeted at a hacking campaign that compromised the balances of notable political figures and celebrities, has said that it was implementing increased se...

TikTok China US

TikTok faces another test: its first US presidential election

TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by US President Trump, is confronting another major obstacle: how to handle content aro...

Tencent WeChat

US says WeChat users will not be penalised

WeChat users will not face criminal or civil penalties if the United States bans the Chinese-owned messaging app through other activities a week, the Justice Department has said.

European Commission

Upgrade for EU antitrust rules, more funds for digital projects

The European Commission will revise its own antitrust principles to keep up with global changes and invest a fifth of its 750-billion-euro (approximately $890 billion) coronavirus ...