Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicTik tok

Topic: Tik tok

Taliban ban TikTok in Afghanistan as part of moral policing drive

The Taliban cabinet has also decided to block the popular South Korean PUBG battlegrounds game and bar Afghan television channels from airing 'immoral' content.

Why TikTok should serve as a wake-up call for economists

Economists are judged not for analytics, but rather by how they fit into various moral codes. Like it or not, that is something economists have to come to terms with.

Vulgarity monitors for TikTok is the new thing in Pakistan after four bans

TikTok and Pakistan have a love-hate relationship—the app was banned for the fourth time this year due to pressure from conservative groups to moderate content.

US revoking Trump-era order banning TikTok, WeChat a ‘positive step’, says China

Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng further said that the US should treat Chinese companies in a non-discriminatory manner and refrain from politicising trade issues.

Gen Z is calling millennials uncool in a new war. Boomers can relax now

If we wanted to largely divide the world into Boomers and non-Boomers; we've miserably failed. The monopoly of millennials over culture seems to be ending.

In TikTok sale, Microsoft is no loser and oracle no winner

Despite Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison’s backing for Trump, there’s no guarantee the separation of TikTok from ByteDance will be clean enough to pass White House muster. 

Trump won’t extend deadline for TikTok to arrange US sale

The parties are still racing to present a preliminary deal to the White House before this month’s deadline, though no agreement could be finalized before Beijing’s sign-off.

TikTok CEO gets out of Trump’s firing line, quits just 4 months into the job

The role of Kevin Mayer, who joined as CEO in May after leaving one of the top jobs at The Walt Disney Co, has been in question for weeks following Trump's move to ban the app in US.

TikTok has ‘multiple paths’ to stay functioning despite a Trump ban, says US head

Senior executive Vanessa Pappas says the US is yet present TikTok with any evidence to back up its claims of national security concerns, on which grounds a ban could be imposed.

Microsoft tries to salvage deal to buy TikTok as CEO Satya Nadella seeks to appease Trump

After closed-door discussions with TikTok and Trump, Microsoft says it will complete talks to buy the app’s operations by 15 September.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.