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August 4, 2020
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Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

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A possible Microsoft –TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s ....

August 4, 2020
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Trump calls TikTok a hot brand, demands a chunk of its sale price

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Today the president appeared to bless the budding Microsoft-TikTok deal, continuing his evolution on a possible transaction. After stating last Friday that he’d rather see Ti....

August 4, 2020
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Snapchat to take on TikTok with a new music-powered feature rolling out this fall

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Snapchat is taking aim at TikTok. The company announced today it will begin testing a new feature that lets Snapchat users set their Snaps to music, similar to TikTok’s app. ....

August 2, 2020
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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

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TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working....

August 2, 2020
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This Week in Apps: A guide to the US antitrust case against Apple, Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is....

July 18, 2020
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Instagram confirms its TikTok rival, Reels, will launch in the US in early August

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Instagram confirmed it’s preparing to soon launch its TikTok competitor, known as Reels, in the U.S. The company expects to bring the new video feature — which is desig....

July 11, 2020
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How Thor Fridriksson’s ‘Trivia Royale’ earned 2.5M downloads in 3 weeks

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In its first few weeks of release, the latest game from QuizUp founder Thor Fridriksson took the top spot in the Games Section of Apple’s App Store and was the top app (for a....

July 11, 2020
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Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in U.S. threats against TikTok

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On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, compar....

July 9, 2020
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Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India

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As scores of startups look to cash in on the content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its own hand. Instagram ....

July 6, 2020
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Facebook makes education push in India

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Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second....