Posts Tagged: TikTok

The US ban on TikTok and WeChat from app stores begins September 20th

As per the Executive Order signed by the US President on August 6th, September 20th will see the TikTok and WeChat apps banned from app stores in the United States. The move will prevent users from downloading or updating the two apps from Google’s and Apple’s respective app stores from Sunday onwards. According to the […]

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Google takes on TikTok with YouTube Shorts

TikTok has gained popularity and seemingly notoriety in recent months with the US government using it as a new weapon in its trade war with China. While it seems that Oracle is set to do a deal with TikTok so that it can continue operating in the US, Google has taken the opportunity to launch […]

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Chinese government reportedly would rather TikTok shut down than be sold

China could throw yet another wrench in TikTok’s attempts to secure its future in the US. Officials in the country are opposed to a sale and would rather see the app be banned than sold to an American company, Reuters reports.The report, which cites…
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China’s new AI trade rules could hamper a TikTok sale

TikTok’s attempt to sell itself and avert a possible US ban may run into some complications. The Wall Street Journal reports that China has unveiled new restrictions on AI technology exports that could affect TikTok. The new rules bar the exports of…
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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G gets manhandled on TikTok

It was announced on August 5th when Samsung launched the Note 20 Series, Galaxy Tab S7 series tablets, Galaxy Watch 3, and the bean-like Galaxy Buds Live, but it wasn’t really shown off during the unpacked event. Ahead of becoming available to pre-order in early September, a TikTok user has posted a hands-on video of […]

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FT: Oracle joins Microsoft as a possible bidder for TikTok

For a couple of weeks, Microsoft had been the only name publicly attached as a potential buyer for TikTok, and it has about a month left before the announced September 15th deadline to make a deal. Since then, Twitter was reported as a company in “pr…
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China’s TikTok and WeChat apps face US ban thanks to Trump’s latest Executive Orders

As it so often does, the United States’ ongoing feud with China has kicked on a step with President Trump’s signing of an Executive Order that prohibits the US from doing business with TikTok, WeChat, and their owners. It’s a move that is guaranteed to ramp up the rhetoric between the two nations as they […]

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Microsoft says it’s aiming to close TikTok deal by September 15th

Microsoft added a dose of clarity to the reports of its impending TikTok purchase tonight, issuing a blog post that confirms it’s pursuing discussions with ByteDance. The company notes that CEO Satya Nadella discussed the matter with President Trump,…
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The Morning After: Trump threatens to ‘ban’ TikTok

We didn’t even have to wait until August to find out who was behind that massive Twitter breach on July 15th. Florida authorities arrested a Tampa teenager as he and two others were charged with a litany of felonies in the attack that hijacked numero…
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WHO joins TikTok to fight coronavirus misinformation

The World Health Organization clearly has an interest in putting a stop to coronavirus misinformation, and that's leading it to online destinations it wouldn't have considered before. The WHO has joined TikTok, and its first videos are, unsurprising…
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