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Monday, August 10, 2020



Week in tech (August 3 to August 9, 2020): Microsoft-TikTok deal, Galaxy Note 20 debut, WeChat ban, and more

August 09, 2020 8:24 pm

Express Technology highlights the key developments that happened over the past week in the world of technology. New posts every Sunday.

TikTok to sue Trump administration over ban: Report

August 09, 2020 8:38 am

Chinese-owned TikTok responded in a blog post on Friday it is “shocked” and will pursue all remedies available, including in US courts.

Twitter, TikTok have had preliminary talks about merger: Dow Jones

August 09, 2020 8:07 am

A TikTok spokesperson said the company doesn’t comment on “market rumors,” in response to a inquiry on Dow Jones’ report.

Trump’s WeChat ban could hurt iPhone sales in China

August 08, 2020 10:45 am

President Donald Trump’s order banning US companies from doing business with Chinese messaging app WeChat could damage iPhone sales in one of Apple Inc.’s most important markets.

Microsoft could buy TikTok's global operations: 10 things you must know

August 08, 2020 10:18 am

President Trump has given TikTok time until September 20 as he extends the deadline by five days from September 15. Failing to follow the order will lead to a ban on Tiktok in the United States as well.

China opposes US orders against TikTok, WeChat, to defend interests

August 07, 2020 2:56 pm

Beijing will defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses and the United States would have to bear the consequences of its actions, ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters during a daily briefing, without giving details.

Tiktok launches its first TV app on Amazon Fire TV amid US ban order

August 07, 2020 2:39 pm

The new More on TikTok app consists of curated video playlists and compilations from the mobile TikTok app.

Explained: Why has Trump cited the action by India to order bans on TikTok, WeChat?

August 09, 2020 10:33 am

The order states that 45 days from now, no US citizen or any citizen on whom US laws apply, will be allowed to carry out any transactions with either ByteDance or its subsidiaries, which include TikTok, or Tencent Holdings, which owns WeChat.

TikTok's comment on Instagram's latest offering Reels gets netizens talking online

August 09, 2020 10:19 am

The new Instagram feature allows users to record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and add visual effects. Much like TikTok.

Trump issues orders for US ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

August 07, 2020 7:53 am

Trump said WeChat "automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users. This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans' personal and proprietary information."