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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.

Facebook

Australia regulator dares Facebook to block news content

Facebook will probably be “weakened” in case it stops Australians from sharing information so the corporation can avoid paying for content under proposed legislation, A...

US China Relations

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

The US Justice Department has stated that it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in an extensive hacking effort which encompassed targets from video ga...

Spotify

Spotify shares falls after Apple launches new services bundle

Shares of streaming giant Spotify fell as much as 7% on Wednesday, following Apple’s announcement of a bundled strategy for many of its services that reduced the price of App...

Streaming

Sweden’s NENT expects over 700,000 new Viaplay subscribers this year

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has raised its target for its streaming service Viaplay to over 700,000 new paying subscribers this past year, since viewers have continued to inc...

TikTok US

US offers to exempt employees and contractors from TikTok executive order

The US has offered to exclude from President Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok workers and contractors performing”their regular job duties and re...

NBCUniversal Comcast

Comcast says Peacock streaming service has over 15 million sign-ups

Comcast said on Tuesday its recently established streaming agency Peacock has over 15 million sign-ups because its launching, a growth rate of some 50% since July 30, the last time...

ByteDance

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...

TikTok

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...

Walmart

This is why Walmart still wants in on the TikTok deal

Walmart stated it is pressing forward with its wish to put money into TikTok as Oracle takes the lead in a partnership with the Chinese video-sharing program.

Google Energy

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Google intends to power its data centres and offices using only carbon-free power by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous aim of matching its energy use...

YouTube

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.