Category: TikTok

The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing
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The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing

Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies that embarrassed themselves in the interest of naked greed, and demanding that the U.S. government get a cut of the profits, the TikTok saga we’ve been watching…

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TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the U.S. from Sunday
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TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the U.S. from Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department has now announced the details of how it will enforce the shutdown of TikTok and WeChat in the country, after announcing in August plans to do so by September 20 over national security concerns. The news is structured along two dates, September 20 and November 12. Both apps and their app updates…

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China may kill TikTok’s U.S. operations rather than see them sold
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China may kill TikTok’s U.S. operations rather than see them sold

The controversial push to force Chinese tech unicorn ByteDance to divest part or all of its smash-hit TikTok social media service to a U.S.-based company could be in doubt after a report today indicated that China’s government may oppose the transaction. According to reporting by Reuters, the Chinese government may prefer TikTok to simply shutter…

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TikTok Employees to Sue Trump Administration over Executive Order Ban
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TikTok Employees to Sue Trump Administration over Executive Order Ban

U.S. employees of the popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok reportedly plan to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a recent executive order banning the app. CNET reports that TikTok’s U.S. employees plan to file a lawsuit challenging a recent executive order passed by the Trump administration making it illegal TikTok to pay…

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TikTok rival Likee reaches 150M monthly users worldwide
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TikTok rival Likee reaches 150M monthly users worldwide

As TikTok’s fate remains in flux, its smaller rival Likee has been making waves around the world, garnering 150 million monthly active users as of this June. That’s according to the earnings report of Chinese internet company Joyy, the owner of Likee. For comparison, TikTok recorded about 200 million daily active users in early 2020,…

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TikTok announces first data center in Europe
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TikTok announces first data center in Europe

TikTok, the Chinese video sharing app that’s found itself at the center of a geopolitical power struggle which threatens to put hard limits on its global growth this year, said today it will build its first data center in Europe. The announcement of a TikTok data center in the EU also follows a landmark ruling…

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Acquiring TikTok Would Be Disastrous for Microsoft. Here’s Why
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Acquiring TikTok Would Be Disastrous for Microsoft. Here’s Why

Microsoft acquiring TikTok will be a mess of red tape. TikTok currently operates within the same boundaries the president is requesting from Microsoft, making it unlikely for the deal to ever be considered satisfactory. Regardless of whether Microsoft gets Tiktok, Facebook will have had enough time to crush the app with a copycat feature. This…

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