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Siemens

Siemens launches local power trading platform with German utility

German technology group Siemens and utility Allgaeuer Ueberlandwerk (AUEW) have established a trading platform which allows little rooftop solar energy producers to exchange electr...

Triller App

TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public

Triller Inc, a genuine competitor to current favourite short-video app TikTok, is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies in regards to a merger that would take the US soci...

iPhone 11

Chinese app allows small glimpse beyond the ‘Great Firewall’

An app established this week at China allows access to a content on Western social media sites long prohibited domestically for example YouTube, signalling the first item with a si...

Paytm

Paytm targets a million apps on its mini app store to take on Google

Alibaba-backed Indian FinTech firm Paytm is aiming to get a million apps onto its own “mini app store” by the first quarter of 2021, it said on Thursday, seeking to cha...

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...

TikTok

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...

iPhones

Russia’s competition watchdog says Apple abused mobile app market dominance

Russian competition watchdog FAS has said that Apple has abused its dominant position in the mobile programs market through its App Store for iOS devices and will issue an order de...

TikTok

TikTok preps its advertisers for possible ban

TikTok is preparing its advertisers of a possible ban of its app in the United States, advertising buyers said.

Grab

Grab expands finance business with consumer loans services and wealth management

Asian ride-hailing business Grab has deepened its financial services push by announcing that it will offer consumer loans services in Singapore and roll-out wealth management produ...

Microsoft

Microsoft’s attempt to acquire TikTok endears old company to new generation

Microsoft has emerged as a saviour to young users of TikTok, who praised the technology sector giant for attempting to buy parts of social networking company’s operations, in...

TikTok

Amazon bans TikTok app from employees phones, then reverses the decision

In the span of a few hours on Friday, Amazon banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake.

Angola App

Angolan app gives performers a lifeline – streaming to paying public

When the Angolan government imposed its coronavirus lockdown in late March, local entrepreneur and innovator Claudio Kiala saw a gap in the market when it came to virtual entertain...

India Apps Streaming

Indian video-sharing apps surge in popularity following TikTok ban

Indian tech businesses are looking to capitalise on the opportunities arising from a ban on Chinese owned apps, including TikTok, with one rival video app saying it had added a sta...

Tuna artificial intelligence app

Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor’s app scopes out the best tuna cuts

If you’ve ever bought sushi in a supermarket, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But “disappointing” tuna sparked an idea: he̵...