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TikTok parent ByteDance applies for China tech export licence

Even as TikTok’s proposed deal with Walmart and Oracle remains in doubt, the parent company of the short video-sharing platform, ByteDance, has applied for a technology export licence to comply with ...

Tik Tok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken on 27 November 2019. Reuters Illustration

TikTok urges court to block Trump’s ban on app in US

TikTok is urging a federal court to block US president Donald Trump from banning the video app, arguing the move is motivated by election politics rather than legitimate national security concerns

Man walks past a sign of ByteDance`s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at an expo in Hangzhou. Reuters

Global COVID-19 cases top 31.7m: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 975,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

People mourn a victim of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a cemetery known locally as "the COVID-19 cemetery", in Trinidad, Bolivia 7 June.

Beijing unlikely to approve Oracle, Walmart’s TikTok deal

Whereas ByteDance said it will majority-own TikTok Global, Oracle and Walmart together said ByteDance’s ownership would be distributed to its investors - many of which are US-based - and that ...

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TikTok proposes social media coalition to curb harmful content

The company, owned by China's ByteDance and at the centre of a political battle between Washington and Beijing, said it had sent letters to nine companies for a memorandum of understanding on content ...

The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company's US head office in Culver City, California, US, on 15 September 2020

US stocks rebound on Fed reassurance

US stocks climbed on Tuesday on policy reassurance from a top Fed official following losses in the previous three sessions

A US flag hangs above the door of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Reuters

Facebook plans drastic measures if US polls descend into chaos

Facebook is bracing for tough measures to restrict content in case the November elections in the US descend into chaos or violent protests, according to a report in the Financial Times on Tuesday

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook Inc`s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose

US COVID-19 deaths top 200,000

US COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Overheated, a healthcare worker takes a break as people wait in their vehicles in long lines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Houston, Texas, US, 7 July 2020.

More than 150 nations join global vaccine plan but US, China absent

Some 156 nations have joined a global scheme for fair distribution of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but superpowers China ...

A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken 10 April 2020.

Asian markets track US, Europe rout as restrictions return

Asian markets extended the previous day’s losses following another rout in New York and Europe as governments impose new containment measures as they struggle to fight off a second wave of virus ...

Asian markets track US, Europe rout as restrictions return
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