Saturday, 15 August 2020

Tag Archives: TikTok

U.S. businesses in China face uncertainty after WeChat bans

HONG KONG: As Tencent assesses how its business might be impacted by a U.S. decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become unintended casualties due to their heavy reliance on the app, experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled sweeping bans on ...

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TikTok working on the new data center in Ireland

LONDON: TikTok said they are already working on the new Irish data center even before President Trump hinted about banning the app in the U.S. “It’s a significant investment,” TikTok Public Policy for Europe director Theo Bertram told the BBC, adding that the construction is a symbol of the company’s long-term ...

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Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

LONDON: Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy ByteDance-owned TikTok, the New York Times reported, citing a source. The discussions between Microsoft and TikTok were first reported earlier on Friday by FOX Business, the Times said.

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ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 billion in bid

BEIJING: Some investors of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance seeking to take over the popular social media app are valuing it at about $50 billion, significantly more than peers such as Snap Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. ByteDance is considering a range of options for TikTok amid pressure from ...

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The Undertaker joins TikTok after retiring from wrestling

MANCHESTER: The Undertaker has joined TikTok. The WWE legend – whose real name is Mark Calaway – is now on the video sharing platform, with around 51,000 followers despite not actually posting anything yet. He’s not the only one of his contemporaries to sign up, with the likes of Sonya ...

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TikTok considers London and other locations for headquarters

LONDON: TikTok has been in discussions with the UK government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strategy to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. London is among one of several locations the company is ...

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Amjad Ali Sabri’s daughter mades everyone crazy

BIRMINGHAM: Meet the beautiful TikToker Hoorain, the daughter of (late) Amjad Ali Sabri, who was a Pakistani qawwal, naat khawan and a proponent of the Sufi tradition. Son of Ghulam Farid Sabri and nephew of Maqbool Ahmed Sabri of the Sabri Brothers, he emerged as one of South Asia’s most prominent qawwali singers, often reciting poems written by his father ...

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Amazon Walks Back TikTok Ban, Saying It Was A Mistake

BIRMINGHAM: Amazon, in just a matter of hours, banned and then unbanned video sharing app TikTok from its employees phone. The ban by Amazon on TikTok app was later declared as a ‘mistake’. The news generated widespread attention for the Chinese-owned social media platform coming the same week US Secretary of ...

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China says Indian app ban is against WTO rules

BEIJING: Earlier this week, the Indian government had banned 59 Chinese smartphone applications. This ban included popular social media apps like TikTok and more. Now, Ji Rong, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, has said in a statement that China “firmly opposed” this decision and it is a “violation ...

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India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over ‘security’ concerns

NEW DELHI: India banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Relations between the world’s two most populous nations have been strained following the deaths of 20 Indian ...

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