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The download page for ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok app | Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

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.
Trump signs executive order to ban WeChat, TikTok | Bloomberg

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.
Representational photo | Pixabay

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.
TikTok Creator's Lab | Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

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. 
A smartphone displaying the TikTok logo | pexels.com

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 Creator's Lab | Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

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 CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Bloomberg event on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on 21 January 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

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.
The TikTok app. | Photographer: Roy Liu | Bloomberg

Microsoft not the only company interested in buying TikTok as threat of US ban looms

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is considering changes to its structure because President Trump is weighing ordering a divestiture of TikTok’s US business any time now.
A smartphone displaying the TikTok logo | pexels.com

Democratic, Republican senators want US govt to probe if TikTok, Zoom shared data with China

Two senators have written to US justice department seeking a probe into whether TikTok and Zoom's data handling and operational connections to China posed a risk to Americans.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.