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  • Microsoft's TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker's history with China Aug 10, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Microsoft's TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker's history with China

    A deal would be in line with Microsoft's stance toward China where the firm has a sizeable presence - unlike fellow US tech heavyweights such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google which appear to have given up on China's consumer-facing market with its miscellany of government strictures.

  • Chinese app TikTok to sue US government over Trump's executive order Aug 09, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    Chinese app TikTok to sue US government over Trump's executive order

    The lawsuit will argue Trump’s executive order, which TikTok believes is unconstitutional as the company was not given time to respond.

  • Microsoft's TikTok deal a poisoned chalice, says billionaire co-founder Bill Gates Aug 09, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Microsoft's TikTok deal a poisoned chalice, says billionaire co-founder Bill Gates

    Bill Gates also believes that Microsoft entering the social media game could be a good thing as it would make the industry more competitive.

  • Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok's US operations, say sources Aug 09, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok's US operations, say sources

    One of Twitter's shareholders, private equity firm Silver Lake, is interested in helping fund a potential deal, one of the sources added

  • TikTok accuses US of not following 'due process' before issuing executive order to ban app Aug 08, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    TikTok accuses US of not following 'due process' before issuing executive order to ban app

    TikTok also claims that the executive order relies on unnamed reports with no citations, fears that the app may be used for misinformation campaigns.

  • Chingari wins AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge in social category Aug 07, 2020 07:40 PM IST

    Chingari wins AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge in social category

    The Koo and YouQuote apps were tied for the second position in the social app category.

  • ‘This looks familiar’: TikTok throws some major shade as Instagram launches Reels Aug 07, 2020 03:12 PM IST

    ‘This looks familiar’: TikTok throws some major shade as Instagram launches Reels

    The new Instagram feature evidently mimics TikTok by allowing users to make short 15 second videos with audios playing in the background.

  • TikTok ban in US: Trump’s executive order takes cues from India’s action against Chinese apps Aug 07, 2020 11:00 AM IST

    TikTok ban in US: Trump’s executive order takes cues from India’s action against Chinese apps

    Following an announcement about his intentions to ban TikTok on August 1, US President Donald Trump banned the video-sharing app through an Executive Order on August 7.

  • Microsoft explores buying all of TikTok's global business, including in India Aug 06, 2020 09:28 PM IST

    Microsoft explores buying all of TikTok's global business, including in India

    TikTok faces a September 15 deadline to either complete a sale of its US operations to Microsoft or face a ban in the United States.

  • TikTok: Time running out for ByteDance boss Zhang Yiming Aug 06, 2020 07:18 PM IST

    TikTok: Time running out for ByteDance boss Zhang Yiming

    The attempt to have a foot in both camps is looking increasingly precarious, however, as TikTok tries to thread its way through rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

  • TikTok to spend $500 million on first European data centre in Ireland: Report Aug 06, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    TikTok to spend $500 million on first European data centre in Ireland: Report

    The announcement comes at a time when TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is working to distance itself from Chinese operations in a bid to placate regulators elsewhere.

  • How to use Instagram Reels: Facebook's answer to TikTok now available in over 50 countries Aug 06, 2020 07:14 AM IST

    How to use Instagram Reels: Facebook's answer to TikTok now available in over 50 countries

    The feature was previously launched in India soon after the government banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok.

  • Can Microsoft make TikTok dance to its tunes? Aug 05, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    Can Microsoft make TikTok dance to its tunes?

    In an unusual move, Microsoft is throwing its hat in the consumer social media ring with its TikTok acquisition bid

  • ByteDance founder says goal of US was to ban TikTok rather than force a sale Aug 04, 2020 04:02 PM IST

    ByteDance founder says goal of US was to ban TikTok rather than force a sale

    ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees in an internal letter on Tuesday that the United States goal was not to force a sale of TikTok

  • At least six Egyptian women imprisoned for posting videos on Tiktok, here's why Aug 04, 2020 03:41 PM IST

    At least six Egyptian women imprisoned for posting videos on Tiktok, here's why

    The legal framework is based on cybercrime law especially two articles that are related to violating Egyptian family values

  • Snapchat borrows another TikTok feature allowing users to add music to videos: Report Aug 04, 2020 12:16 PM IST

    Snapchat borrows another TikTok feature allowing users to add music to videos: Report

    The difference between the feature on the two platforms is that Snapchat is focusing more on the individual and personalized creativity for sharing with close friends.

  • Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal Aug 03, 2020 09:39 PM IST

    Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal

    The move represents an about-face for Trump and prompted the US tech giant to declare its interest in the blockbuster social media deal that could further inflame US-China relations.

  • White House adviser Navarro suggests Microsoft divest China holdings Aug 03, 2020 08:10 PM IST

    White House adviser Navarro suggests Microsoft divest China holdings

    President Donald Trump has agreed to give China's ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • ByteDance says preliminary talks with a tech firm over TikTok have started Aug 03, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    ByteDance says preliminary talks with a tech firm over TikTok have started

    US President Donald Trump reportedly only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp to negotiate the acquisition of TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days.

  • Explained: What would a US ban on Chinese-owned app TikTok mean? Aug 03, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Explained: What would a US ban on Chinese-owned app TikTok mean?

    United States President Donald Trump has said he wants to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video application that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

  • Microsoft 'committed' to buying TikTok, to settle deal by September 15 Aug 03, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    Microsoft 'committed' to buying TikTok, to settle deal by September 15

    Microsoft will ensure that all private data of TikTok’s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States.

  • US President Trump to act on Chinese software companies in coming days, says Mike Pompeo Aug 02, 2020 09:03 PM IST

    US President Trump to act on Chinese software companies in coming days, says Mike Pompeo

    President Donald Trump will take action shortly on Chinese software companies that are feeding data directly to the Beijing government

  • ByteDance offers to forgo stake in TikTok to clinch US deal; Microsoft to take over Aug 01, 2020 08:10 PM IST

    ByteDance offers to forgo stake in TikTok to clinch US deal; Microsoft to take over

    Under the new proposed deal, ByteDance would exit completely and Microsoft Corp would take over TikTok in the United States

  • Trump says he will 'sign executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the US' Aug 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Trump says he will 'sign executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the US'

    The move would be the culmination of US national security concerns over the safety of the personal data that TikTok handles.

  • Trump says US 'may be banning' China-owned video app TikTok Aug 01, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Trump says US 'may be banning' China-owned video app TikTok

    Trump's comments came after published reports that the administration is planning to order China's ByteDance to sell TikTok

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