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NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

24 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

As ByteDance's TikTok deal is likely to see more delays owing to China's pending approval, the video company is moving to prevent itself from getting banned by Trump administration.

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

23 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

18 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple releases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more

17 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple releases iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and more

Last night, Apple started rolling out its latest operating system for mobile and tablets, the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

15 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

Last night, our planetary neighbor Venus made major headlines as a group of researchers found potential signs of alien life using ground-based telescopes.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

14 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok US partners with Oracle, and more

Last night, multiple outlets reported that Chinese giant ByteDance has rejected Microsoft's purchase bid for TikTok and chosen Oracle as its 'technology partner' in the US.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok sale deadline likely to be missed, more

11 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok sale deadline likely to be missed, more

Last night, multiple reports suggested that ByteDance is likely to miss the September 20 deadline for finalizing the sale of TikTok's US assets.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

10 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

Last night, TikTok was reported to be considering a way out of selling its US business to an American company.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

08 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple, Google under investigation, and more

In the updates since last night, Italy's competition authority launched six investigation cases into the cloud storage services operated by Google, Apple, Dropbox.

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

04 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok India.

NewsBytes Briefing: Galaxy Z Fold2 price announced, and more

02 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Galaxy Z Fold2 price announced, and more

Last night, Samsung held the second part of Galaxy Unpacked event and gave an in-depth look at its latest foldable phone - the Z Fold2.

NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

31 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China could leave TikTok deal hanging, and more

Over the weekend, China included AI technologies such as speech and text-recognition and those that analyze data to make recommendations in its list of export-control products.

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

28 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

27 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

26 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Chrome getting major speed improvements, and more

In the updates since last night, Google announced new features for Chrome, aimed at making the browser faster and power-efficient.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

24 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

In the updates reported over the weekend, TikTok confirmed the plan to sue the Trump administration for pressuring its parent company into selling the US business of the video-sharing service.

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

19 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple-Epic row escalates, and more

18 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple-Epic row escalates, and more

In the updates since last night, the row between Apple and Epic Games has further escalated.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

17 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.

NewsBytes Briefing: Fortnite removed from app stores, and more

14 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Fortnite removed from app stores, and more

In the updates since last night, Fortnite made major headlines.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

13 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

12 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

In the updates since last night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing the behavior of TikTok since 2018.

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia orders Apple to stop its 'power abuse'

11 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia orders Apple to stop its 'power abuse'

In the updates since last night, Russia's competition watchdog slammed Apple for abusing its App Store dominance by requiring third-party developers to distribute apps through the marketplace and then blocking them unlawfully.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

10 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump signs order banning business with TikTok's parent

07 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump signs order banning business with TikTok's parent

In the updates since yesterday, US President Donald Trump signed executive orders banning business transactions with TikTok's parent company ByteDance and Tencent's WeChat.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more

06 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook, Twitter remove Trump's misleading post, and more

In the updates since last night, both Facebook and Twitter launched a crackdown on a misleading post from US President Donald Trump.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term

05 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple refreshes iMac, ex-Google exec gets prison term

In the updates since last night, Apple unveiled a refreshed 27-inch iMac.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

04 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricted tweeting.

NewsBytes Briefing: iPhone 12 will be delayed, and more

31 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: iPhone 12 will be delayed, and more

In the updates since last night, Apple has confirmed that its next flagship, the iPhone 12, will be delayed.

NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

29 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

In the updates since last evening, the Big Tech CEOs, who are set to appear for an antitrust Congressional hearing, released their opening statements, reiterating that they are good for America's economy and not a monopolistic force.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

28 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last evening.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

27 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.