Tech-mate: House of Gates’ gamble in diplomatic game of chess     

Tech-mate: House of Gates seeks closure in TikTok game of diplomatic chess     

A deal allowing Microsoft to buy social media phenomenon TikTok could be transformative for the US tech giant's efforts to become more consumer-focused – if it can overcome the business and political risks. Microsoft appeared to be in position to acquire the Chinese-owned app which is under national security review, ...

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Google unveils first 5G phones, cuts price on base Pixel model

Google unveils first 5G phones, cuts price on base Pixel model

Google’s first 5G-enabled phones – Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 – will be available this fall at a starting price of $499, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Monday. The company also cut the starting price for its smartphone lineup with a non-5G version of 4a priced at $349, ...

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Dancing with danger

Dancing with Danger

SHANGHAI: TikTok owner ByteDance has accused Facebook of plagiarism and smears although it did not elaborate on the accusation. The Chinese firm also said it faced “complex and unimaginable difficulties” as it worked to grow into global company. The Beijing-based company made the comments in a statement late on Sunday ...

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Microsoft gets six weeks to negotiate TikTok deal

Microsoft gets six weeks to negotiate TikTok deal

(ATF) President Donald Trump has given Microsoft six weeks to negotiate a deal to take over the operations of TikTok from Chinese conglomerate Bytedance – in the US and several other countries. Trump had threatened to ban the popular mobile app, because of "national security" concerns about the large quantity ...

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Careful with those mobile games, comrade

Careful with those mobile games

(ATF) Mobile gaming is a big earner in China and officials want its citizens to play more of them - just as long as they comply with cultural values. That was the message from the 2020 China Digital Entertainment Congress in Shanghai, also known ad ChinaJoy. Feng Shixin, the Deputy ...

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ByteDance may list China business in Hong Kong or Shanghai

ByteDance may list China business in Hong Kong or Shanghai

Chinese tech giant ByteDance is considering listing its domestic business in Hong Kong or Shanghai, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, against a backdrop of rising Sino-US tensions over its hit non-China video app TikTok. Of the two venues, the company prefers Hong Kong, according to two of the ...

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Big Tech surges as reports impress in coronavirus downturn

Big Tech surges as reports impress in coronavirus downturn

(Reuters) - Shares of Apple , Amazon and Facebook surged in extended trading on Thursday, with Alphabet also climbing, as quarterly reports from the Big Tech quartet added fuel to Wall Street's four-month rally. With the four companies reporting on the same day for the first time ever, Apple, Amazon ...

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