Only days after President Trump and Chinese leaders announced a tentative deal over TikTok, things are becoming muddled. On Saturday, Trump told reporters he had given his “blessing” to a deal that would result in US-based companies Oracle and Walmart becoming partial owners of the video-sharing...
President Donald Trump approved a deal on Saturday between ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of mobile app TikTok, and Oracle, the American software giant. Additionally, US-based Walmart will take a minority stake in the venture. The agreement came only a day before a deadline that would have...
Big Tech’s billionaires are beefing. This weekend, the world’s fourth-richest man, Elon Musk, cast doubt on the superior knowledge of the world’s second-richest man, Bill Gates. After Gates suggested that electric trucks were not feasible replacements for long-haul petroleum-powered vehicles, Musk tweeted that the Microsoft founder “has no...
The plot thickens in the TikTok saga. As the clock ticks on President Trump’s executive order that will ban the app if it doesn’t find an American buyer by late September, the Chinese-based app is scrapping plans for a Microsoft acquisition. Now, it looks like Oracle, the enterprise software firm, will...
Italy is investigating unfair commercial practices at Apple, Dropbox, and Google, according to a Monday announcement. The Competition and Market Authority, Italy’s commerce oversight department, launched six total investigations into Google Drive, Apple iCloud, and Dropbox. At hand, the question of whether these US-based companies properly informed...
Asked when he expects his employees to return to the office, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings did miss a beat. “Twelve hours after a vaccine is approved,” he joked in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Jokes aside, the leader of one of the world’s most...
Facebook took its biggest step yet to shore-up for the November election, announcing a gamut of new policies it will enact that are intended to limit the spread of misinformation and interference. Among the sweeping changes, Facebook announced Thursday that it will ban new political...
Amazon just got one step closer to near-instant delivery. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave Amazon approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones. The announcement is a milestone in the retail giant’s longtime effort toward unmanned delivery. The FAA...
This week, the government of Thailand forced Facebook to block a group that was critical of the country’s monarchy. In response, Facebook has announced that it will launch a legal challenge to the country’s strict sedition policies. Royalist Marketplace “The Royalist Marketplace” was...
K-pop boy band BTS broke the YouTube record for most one-day views. Within the day of its premiere, BTS’s new single “Dynamite” received an astonishing 101.1 million views. BTS has made waves several times this year for their impressive video premiere response. This instance also highlights the...
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