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TikTok US ban ruling to be made day after presidential elections

A US court will hear if it should go ahead with the ban on TikTok or not on the 4th of November, a day after the US elections. If allowed to proceed, the ban would come into effect on November 12. Donald Trump had announced a plan to block TikTok in August, but a ruling […]

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Donald Trump ‘blesses’ Walmart-Oracle deal for purchase of 20% of TikTok US

President Donald Trump has approved a deal between TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, and Oracle temporarily averting a ban on TikTok in US app stores, he said on Saturday. The Commerce Department confirmed in a statement Saturday evening that it would delay the restrictions that were originally to take effect on Sunday by one week. ByteDance […]

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TikTok sues Donald Trump’s administration over US ban

Popular app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. ByteDance Ltd, TikTok’s parent company filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump administration. The U.S. […]

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Oracle would be a great company to take over TikTok: Donald Trump

Donald Trump has said tech giant Oracle would be “a great company” to take over TikTok’s US operations. It comes after Oracle was reported as a possible buyer of the Chinese social media app’s business in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Last week Mr Trump ordered TikTok’s owner ByteDance to sell its US business […]

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After Microsoft, ByteDance negotiations hit roadblock over TikTok acquisition; Trump hints at ban

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would sign an executive to ban popular short form video content application ‘TikTok’ within the United States as early as Saturday.. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans. TikTok has […]

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India’s TikTok clone app Mitron gets massive response

Indian student from the prestigious IIT-Roorkee developed a short-form video platform to take on China’s TikTok. The application has clocked over five million installs within the first month of launch. Mitron is already in the top 10 spot of the ‘Top free’ apps on Google Play, and has a rating of 4.7 stars on Google’s […]

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TikTok owner ByteDance to shift power out of China: Report

TikTok’s poaching of Disney’s Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions. The short video app’s parent company ByteDance has quietly made a series of moves in […]

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TikTok owner ByteDance launches its own smartphone Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 for Rs. 29,999

TikTok owner ByteDance launched its own smartphone – the Smartisan Jianguo Pro 3 aka Nut Pro 3. The flagship phone is powered by the Snapdragon 855+ SoC and comes equipped with four rear cameras. The phone offers a host of software features such as selfie lighting and also lets users directly access the TikTok app […]