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August, 2020

  • 9 August

    Tired of Zoom Calls? Company Offers At-Home Hologram Machines

    Looking for a new way to communicate during the pandemic? A Los Angeles company has created phone booth-sized machines to beam live holograms into your living room. The device made by PORTL lets users talk in real time with a life-sized hologram of another person. The machines also can be ...

  • 8 August

    TikTok Prepares Advertisers for Possible App Ban

    TikTok is preparing advertisers for a possible ban of its app in the United States, ad buyers said, offering refunds for ad campaigns that are unable to run. The short-form video app’s advertising business is still nascent. TikTok’s anticipated $1 billion (766 million pounds) in 2020 revenue is a small ...

  • 7 August

    TikTok and WeChat: Chinese Apps Dogged by Security Fears

    The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat. Here are some key facts about the platforms: What is WeChat? WeChat, known as “weixin” or micro-message in Chinese, belongs to tech giant Tencent and has ...

  • 6 August

    TikTok to Open First European Data Centre in Ireland

    Chinese-owned video app TikTok, facing the threat of a US ban, said on Thursday it will set up its first European data centre in Ireland, extending its presence in the country where it already has a hub dealing with regional regulatory issues. The move comes days after parent company ByteDance ...

  • 5 August

    TikTok’s Journey From Global Sensation to Trump Target

    Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok’s US operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars. With TikTok, owner ByteDance became the first Chinese company to achieve global success with a ...

  • 4 August

    Twitter Being Probed by US FTC Over Ad Targeting Practices

    The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is probing Twitter for alleged violations of a law that prevents the social network from using personal data provided for security purposes to target ads, the company disclosed on Monday. In a regulatory filing, Twitter said it received a draft FTC complaint alleging violations ...

  • 3 August

    TikTok Parent ByteDance Working Flat Out for ‘Best Outcome’: Report

    The founder of ByteDance, which owns social media giant TikTok, said Monday his teams were working around-the-clock “for the best outcome” as talks on the sale of its US operation to Microsoft continue, Chinese media reported. TikTok, popular in the United States and widely used by young people who create, ...

  • 2 August

    WhatsApp to Get 138 New Emojis on Android, Spotted in Latest Beta

    WhatsApp is seen testing as many as 138 new emojis. The latest change is a part of WhatsApp version 2.20.197.6 beta for Android. It comes just days after WhatsApp rolled out animated stickers to both Android and iPhone users. Animated sticker packs are available alongside the regular sticker packs and ...

  • 1 August

    TikTok Ban: ByteDance Said to Forgo Stake in TikTok to Clinch US Deal

    China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after US President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. ByteDance was ...

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