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The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat. Here are some key facts about the platforms: What is WeChat? WeChat, known as “weixin” or micro-message in Chinese, belongs to tech giant Tencent and has grown to become ubiquitous in
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Chinese-owned video app TikTok, facing the threat of a US ban, said on Thursday it will set up its first European data centre in Ireland, extending its presence in the country where it already has a hub dealing with regional regulatory issues. The move comes days after parent company ByteDance said it was considering moving
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Who lives in a pineapple and spawns many memes? SpongeBob SquarePants! While the yellow sponge himself is the focus of many memes, the character Mr. Krabs also has lots of memes of his own. You can spot the Mr. Krabs money meme, the “are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?” meme, or the confused Mr.
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Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok’s US operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars. With TikTok, owner ByteDance became the first Chinese company to achieve global success with a consumer app. But amid rising
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In a surprising move, Microsoft has declared its intent to acquire the popular Chinese app TikTok. Soon after declaring its interest, the US government almost shut down the deal. However, after a discussion, Microsoft has been given the green light to make the purchase. Microsoft’s Acquisition of TikTok: The Story So Far On Friday, July
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A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter, including those of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, officials said on Friday. A 19-year-old British man and a 22-year-old man in Orlando, Florida were also charged under US federal law with aiding the attack, the Justice
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Online dating has been around for decades in various forms. First there were bulletin boards, then came the dating websites, and now there are dating apps. In fact, online dating has long shed its original stigma and is now the most popular way that couples meet. Despite that, online dating sucks. And it doesn’t matter
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Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would penalise large tech companies that sell or show targeted advertisements by threatening a legal immunity enjoyed by the industry – the latest onslaught on Big Tech’s business practices. The bill, titled “Behavioral Advertising Decisions Are Downgrading Services (Bad Ads) Act,” aims to crack down on
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TikTok unveiled plans for a $200 million (roughly Rs. 14.99 crores) “creator fund” to add content from emerging social media personalities to the fast-growing video-sharing app. The new US fund will “help support ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their innovative content,” said Vanessa Pappas, general manager of TikTok US.
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Facebook continues to be a leading social media platform, but it could use some improvements. Thankfully, a variety of tweaks can smooth out and improve your experience on both the Classic and the New Facebook. For this article, we’ll look at ways to customize Google Chrome with Facebook extensions. Advertisement Ready to improve your Facebook
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Twitter reported its highest-ever yearly growth of daily users who can view ads, beating analysts’ estimates on usage and sending its shares up 6 percent in pre-market trading on Thursday. The company missed Wall Street’s lowered expectations for quarterly revenue despite the surge in usage, as the coronavirus-spurred economic slowdown battered the company’s largely events-oriented
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Snap has launched Snap Minis, which are bite-sized apps that live inside Snapchat. These are miniature apps created by third-party developers that you can use in Snapchat without ever leaving the app. Which could make Snapchat a solid choice for more than just teenagers Teenagers’ Favorite Social Network Is… Snapchat Snapchat is now the preferred
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Are you looking for a social network where you can meet other gamers? Then you’re in luck, as we have compiled a list of the best social networks for gamers. The bad news is that most of the dedicated social networks for gamers are now defunct. However, the good news is that there are plenty
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Twitter disabled a campaign-style video that US President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright complaint. The video, which included music from the group Linkin Park, disappeared from the president’s Twitter feed late Saturday with the notification: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.” Twitter removed the video,
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