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    Trump issues fresh order telling TikTok to sell its interest in Musical.ly

    San Francisco: US President Donald Trump late Friday lashed out anew at ByteDance, issuing a fresh executive order stating the Chinese internet giant must sell its interest in the Musical.ly app it bought and merged with TikTok. The order builds on sweeping restrictions issued last week by Trump that TikTok and WeChat end all operations in the US, his latest explosive...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Apple rigid over App Store commission, says Facebook

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday joined the attack on Apple's operation of its App Store after the iPhone maker refused to forgo its commission on live online events hosted on the social network that allow people to make money during the pandemic. The comments from Facebook come in the wake of a blockbuster lawsuit from video game sensation Fortnite maker Epic Games on Thursday which accused...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Tech This Week | Forget TikTok, what India must focus on is semiconductors

    In case you have been following the news, developments around TikTok are hard to look away from. The app has been associated with Twitter, Apple, and Microsoft. Closer home, reports have surfaced claiming that ByteDance is in talks with Reliance for investment in the short video app. While news around TikTok's future is catchy, it takes away from the more significant...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Amazon faces investigation in Canada over monopolistic actions

    Montreal: Canadian authorities announced Friday they had launched an investigation into Amazon over 'potential abuse of dominance' by the e-commerce giant. The Competition Bureau's civil investigation seeks to determine whether Amazon has a strategy 'that may influence consumers to purchase products it offers for sale over those offered by competing sellers.' The bureau said in a...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    French firm's update of Microsoft Flight Simulator game uplifts 'grounded' pilots

    Bordeaux: Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic. But would-be and real pilots will soon be able to travel anywhere in the world—virtually—thanks to the first update in years of Microsoft's Flight Simulator game. With access to Microsoft's Bing satellite mapping and cloud-powered processing, French developers Asobo Studio have...

    • yesterday
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    Questions arise on self-driving tech as US state plans separate lanes for robocars

    Lansing, Michigan: The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile (65-kilometre) stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials announced the project Thursday afternoon near a former railroad station that Ford is...

    • yesterday
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    Google steps up efforts to protect US election from disinformation

    San Francisco: Google, like Facebook, has stepped up measures to protect the November US election from manipulation and interference. The move comes amid a coordinated effort by Facebook and other online platforms to curb the spread of disinformation and thwart efforts to manipulate voters. Google announced new features for its search engine to provide detailed information...

    • yesterday
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    TikTok and its 1,500 US employees get set to challenge Trump administration's app ban

    TikTok and its US employees are planning to take President Donald Trump's administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, according to a lawyer preparing one of the lawsuits. The employees' legal challenge to Trump's executive order will be separate from a pending lawsuit from the company that owns the app, though both will argue...

    • yesterday
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    Popular videogame Fortnite pulled off Apple, Google app stores

    San Francisco: Apple and Google on Thursday pulled video game sensation Fortnite from their mobile app shops after its maker Epic Games released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants. The latest version of Fortnite contains a payment system that lets player transactions bypass Apple's App Store and Google's Play, preventing the firms from collecting their...

    • yesterday
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    Online ad shows gay couple as father-son in Cartier's bid to duck China's censorship

    Beijing: French luxury brand Cartier is facing online mockery in China over a Valentine-themed advert which appears to show a gay couple who are described in a caption as depicting 'father-son' love. Cartier posted a video on Chinese social media platform Weibo this week promoting its 'Trinity' ring, which the brand described in the video's caption as...

    • 2 days ago

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