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TikTok US

US House Republicans press TikTok on use of kids’ data and ties to Beijing

Two leading Republicans in the US House of Representatives have written a letter to the founder of the popular video sharing app TikTok, asking about potentially illegal use of dat...


Zoom suspends new free user registrations in China

Video conferencing provider Zoom Video Communications has said it was limiting new user registrations in mainland China to enterprise customers only.


Spotify will be the new home for Joe Rogan’s JRE podcast

Spotify Technology have said that comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast will be available on the music streaming platform starting the 1st of September and will become an exclusive la...


Disney’s streaming chief Kevin Mayer to become TikTok CEO

Walt Disney Co’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the CEO of TikTok, the popular video app owned by China...


Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

Facebook is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its rapidly growing Instagram photo-sharing app, Facebook...

UK Parliament

The 21st century lends the UK’s ancient parliament a hand

After 600 years of painstakingly slow evolution, the UK’s parliament took a leap into the future when the coronavirus pandemic struck, transforming its deeply traditional deb...


Amazon Prime snags Bollywood premieres as coronavirus pandemic closes theatres

Amazon Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming service, said it will screen several new Indian films that were originally meant for theatrical release on its platform, starting later...


Livestreaming platform Twitch announces safety advisory council

Amazon Inc’s video game live-streaming platform Twitch is forming an advisory council of experienced users, online safety experts and anti-bullying advocates to help improve ...


Zoom to expand in US with engineering centres in Phoenix and Pittsburgh

Zoom has announced that it has plans to hire 500 software engineers for research and development locations in Phoenix and Pittsburgh over the next two years, expanding its engineer...

TikTok US

Advocacy group says TikTok violated FTC consent decree and children’s privacy rules

A group of privacy advocacy organisations is filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protectin...


Cisco’s third quarter gets boost from demand for work-from-home apps

Cisco Systems beat quarterly revenue and profit estimates on Wednesday as coronavirus lockdowns globally boosted demand for its remote-work tools and networking equipment, sending ...

Japan Video chat

Japan’s ‘nomikai’ drinking culture goes online

Launched amid the mounting scare over the COVID-19, a Japanese video chat website designed for hosting virtual drinking parties has soared in popularity while bars and pubs remain ...


Colombia to look into TikTok’s treatment of children’s data

Colombia’s commerce regulator said on Tuesday it would look into whether Chinese-owned social media app TikTok complies with laws on the collection and treatment of children&...


Tencent Music misses quarterly revenue estimates, but signals better second quarter

Tencent Music Entertainment narrowly missed market estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday as the COVID-19 crisis hurt the company’s social entertainment services business,...