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ByteDance

ByteDance launches Douyin Pay, its mobile payment service for China

ByteDance has launched its third party payment support for its Chinese version of its hit brief video app TikTok,”Douyin Pay”, as it presses to enlarge in the e-commerc...

Parler App

Parler partially reappears with support from Russian tech business

Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American way right, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology business.

WhatsApp

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to 'tackle' antitrust issues

Biden eyes ex-Obama team to ‘tackle’ antitrust issues

Two former Obama staffers have emerged as front-runners to the top antitrust job at the US Department of Justice under the incoming administration of Joe Biden, based on two source...

Donald J Trump

Parler’s website is back online, but the app still not in stores

The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the wildly popular social media platform Parler, which is popular with free speech advocates is back online in a strictly limited way. Th...

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

Twitter

Dorsey says banning Trump was right decision but sets dangerous precedent

Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey has stated that banning President Trump out of the social networking platform following last week’s violence at the US Capitol building was the &#...

Google

Australia calls out Google for ‘experiment’ blocking some news sites

The Australian government has urged Google to “focus on paying for original content, not blocking it” after the search giant said it had been conducting tests that rest...

Google

Google to pause US political ads ahead of presidential inauguration

Google will stop selling political ads referencing US elections over its various platforms until at least the 21st of January, following last week’s violence at the Capitol, ...

Streaming

Amazon takes on Netflix in India with cheaper mobile-only Prime Video plan

Amazon.com has launched a lower-priced mobile-only subscription plan for the video streaming service in India, undercutting a similar plan by Netflix to woo price-sensitive subscri...

YouTube

YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel after violating policy

YouTube said on Tuesday it’s suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence following last week’s assault on the US Capitol from t...

President Donald J Trump

President Trump claims Big Tech is dividing the country

President Donald Trump blamed Big Tech companies on Tuesday for dividing the Nation days Following Twitter and Facebook Prohibited him in their platforms for allegedly encouraging ...

Facebook

Facebook removed a record number of disinformation campaigns in December

Facebook identified and suspended a total of 17 disinformation networks on its platforms in the last month of 2020, representing its biggest monthly takedown ever, the US social me...

Senate

Researchers suggest misinformation that led to the Capitol siege is ‘radicalization’

Digital misinformation that resulted in violent unrest at the Capitol last week has gone past false claims and has reached the stage of “radicalization,” investigators ...