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Why TikTok and WeChat are the new front line in the US-China tech war
The reasons why Donald Trump has banned some Chinese social media apps and the potential implications of the move.
YouTube announces its own TikTok competitor
YouTube's own TikTok copycat is here.
How Palantir And Its Data-Mining Empire Became So Controversial
After 17 years, data analytics company Palantir is making its public market debut. Best known for its sometimes controversial work with U.S. government agencies like the CIA, th...
Judge blocks Trump bid to remove WeChat from stores over China fears
San Francisco judge cites free speech concerns, while Trump backs TikTok Oracle deal which may include Walmart
Homeland Security warns of a 'critical' security flaw in Windows servers
Homeland Security has issued an emergency alert for a Windows security flaw, Zerologon, that allows attackers to compromise entire networks.
Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras
Social media giant Facebook secretly used iPhone cameras to obtain “extremely private and intimate” information about the uses of its Instagram picture and video sharing app, a ...
Apple Opens First Floating Store at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Welcome to Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the world's first Apple Store to sit directly on the water.
Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, ...
China’s digital sovereign currency tests give it a leg up on global peers
Beijing’s ambition to create a digital yuan used globally underscores its attempts to prepare for the future of the international monetary system amid economic decoupling with t...
Livestreams Are the Future of Shopping in America
The U.S. has been slow to shop via live online video, but the coronavirus sparked interest: “It’s basically digitizing QVC and HSN.”
Oracle confirms it has a deal to become TikTok’s ‘technology partner’
Proposal comes just ahead of US President Trump’s threat to ban the video-sharing app on national security grounds; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plan will undergo ...
Inside Apple’s Rise to $2 Trillion
Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of S...
Inside China's New $18 Billion Dollar Airport
You won't believe what the inside of China's new Airport looks like! Worth over $18 Billion Dollars, it's the absolute height of luxury for the first class traveller!
Mastercard Releases Platform Enabling Central Banks to Test Digital Currencies
Payments giant Mastercard said its new testing platform will simulate the issuance, distribution and utility of digital currencies for central banks.
Biometric Bribery: Inside Semlex’s Global Playbook
Semlex is an unassuming Brussels-based company that supplies biometric documents such as passports and driving licenses to governments and international bodies.
Tesla is 'profoundly overvalued,' and its exclusion from the S&P 500 was a 'brave' decision by the index committee, DataTrek says
Tesla's exclusion from the S&P 500 index on Friday was a surprise to many, given that the mega-cap electric-vehicle manufacturer ticked off all the eligibility requirements.
Activists Are Demanding Facebook Suspend An Indian Executive Who Shielded Anti-Muslim Hate Speech
“I don’t know what the damn problem is at Facebook with anti-Muslim hate, but I would just say at this point that they don’t seem to care.”
China slams US ‘bullying’ of tech firms, unveils data security initiative
Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemns ‘global hunting’ of companies as he launches an initiative opposing data theft, mass surveillance and ‘back doors’ in devices.
Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021
A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance says it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year
California Man Pleads Guilty in $722 Million Crypto Fraud Plot
A California man pleaded guilty to a cryptocurrency mining fraud of at least $722 million that prosecutors said amounted to a “high-tech Ponzi scheme.”
Nothing new for the users, just Apple follow behind its competitors: Apple may hold a big event this month to unveil the iPhone 12, new Apple Watches, and more. Here's everything we're expecting to see.
Apple typically holds an event to introduce its new iPhones and make other announcements every September. This year, we're expecting to see the company's first 5G smartphone, th...
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