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Russian lawmaker floats idea of Zoom ban after it halts sales to state institutions

A lawmaker from Russia’s ruling party floated the idea of banning Zoom after the video conferencing company reportedly told its distributors to stop selling subscriptions to ...

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Blacklisted Chinese businesses eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win

Chinese businesses targeted by an investment ban imposed by former President Trump are considering suing the US government after a federal judge suspended a similar blacklisting fo...

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Bitcoin falls after weekend record high as India considers a ban

Bitcoin dropped on Monday, falling from a record high above $60,000 over the weekend, as investors digested a potential ban from India on cryptocurrencies.

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Google will lift post-election political ad ban on 10th December

Google will lift its temporary ban on election-related advertisements on December the 10th, it said on Wednesday.

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MMA athlete throws down a challenge to Pakistan’s TikTok ban

A mixed martial artist is fighting a Pakistani ban on TikTok, the short-video sharing app on which he was pinning his hopes on helping people become healthy and get into shape.

Platform News: Gaming and gamers around the world

Gamers left reeling as Indian government pulls the plug on PUBG

For tens of thousands of Indian players, Tencent’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) video game was a welcome diversion from the coronavirus pandemic.

Platform News: India Bans Chinese smartphone apps

India bans Tencent’s PUBG app as it takes aim at China tech

India has banned another 118 mobile apps such as Tencent Holdings’ popular video game PUBG, as it stepped up the pressure on Chinese technology companies following a standoff...

Platform News: Introducing a group of US-based Influencers on TikTok

TikTok influencers say ‘everybody is going to take a big hit’

At a luxury mansion high in the Hollywood Hills, a group of young TikTok influencers bounced around trying out new ideas for zany short-form videos which they hope will go viral.

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US businesses in Shanghai say WeChat ban could impact competitiveness

American companies based in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai said Washington’s planned ban on the popular messaging program WeChat could hit their competitiveness and re...

Platform News: India Bans Chinese smartphone apps

India is quizzing owners of the newly banned Chinese apps

Chinese companies such as TikTok-owner ByteDance have been asked by India to answer 77 questions about their apps that have been banned by New Delhi, including whether they censore...