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President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

US Judge halts Donald Trump’s ban on TikTok

TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.
Thick plumes of smoke are seen coming out of a building at a Huawei Technologies complex in the city of Dongguan, in southern Guangdong province, that caught fire on Friday afternoon. Weibo

Fire breaks out at Huawei office in southern China

A huge fire broke out in southern China on Friday at an unfinished Huawei research facility, sending massive plumes of smoke over the industrial city of Dongguan.

Judge blocks US ban on WeChat that was set to go into effect today

A judge in California has blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on new downloads of China-based messaging app WeChat, Reuters reported Sunday. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said in her order that WeChat users showed “serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.”
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

WeChat, TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Donald Trump administration ban

Preliminary data from analytics platform Sensor Tower showed Chinese-based WeChat had 10,000 installs in the US Friday, a 150 percent increase from Thursday and a 233 percent week-over-week increase. That’s the largest number of WeChat installs in the US in one day since October 7th, 2019.
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

Donald Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads in the U.S. from September 20

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

ByteDance mulls TikTok IPO to clinch U.S. agreement

An IPO of TikTok would be one of the technology sector’s biggest-ever stock market debuts, given that the app was recently valued by ByteDance investors at more than $50 billion. It would further reduce ByteDance’s stake in the company to appease U.S. officials who want to see the Chinese firm loosen its grip on the video app.
TikTok has sued President Donald Trump’s administration for banning transactions with parent company ByteDance.

US may extend crackdown on Chinese apps – Donald Trump adviser

The White House may target more Chinese apps, said Peter Navarro, a key trade adviser to President Donald Trump, as pressure on TikTok appears set to force a sale of the popular social media platform.
TikTok has sued President Donald Trump’s administration for banning transactions with parent company ByteDance.

TikTok sues Donald Trump administration over US ban

TikTok has sued President Donald Trump’s administration for banning transactions with parent company ByteDance. “The [Trump] administration ignored our extensive efforts to address its concerns, which we conducted fully and in good faith,” TikTok wrote in a press release. “We do not take suing the government lightly, however we feel we have no choice but to take action to protect our rights, and the rights of our community and employees.”
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

TikTok pulls 380,000 videos in US for hate content

TikTok on Thursday said it has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US this year as part of a part of a mission to "eliminate hate" on the platform.
Several major US companies have expressed their concern over the effects of the Trump administration’s executive order targeting WeChat, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

WSJ: Apple, Ford, and Disney push back on Donald Trump’s WeChat ban

Several major US companies have expressed their concern over the effects of the Trump administration’s executive order targeting WeChat, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. “More than a dozen” companies including Apple, Ford, Walmart, and Disney are all said to have taken part in a call with White House officials on Tuesday where the companies detailed the adverse consequences that a ban on WeChat could have on their own businesses.

Dollar holds firm as United States bond yields jump

The dollar inched ahead on Wednesday, as a jump in United States yields pushed it higher against the Japanese yen, while the kiwi briefly hit a one-month low after the central bank extended its bond-buying programme.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

Twitter, TikTok consider merger

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security.
The US administration’s move to ban US residents from doing business with Tencent’s WeChat app rippled through Chinese markets, erasing US$46-billion from the Internet giant’s market value and sending the yuan to its biggest slump in two weeks.

Tencent loses $46 billion as US moves to ban WeChat

The Donald Trump administration’s move to ban US residents from doing business with Tencent’s WeChat app rippled through Chinese markets, erasing US$46-billion from the Internet giant’s market value and sending the yuan to its biggest slump in two weeks.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s Nov. 3 presidential election despite its date being enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, drawing immediate objections from Democrats.

Donald Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.
Mike Pompeo

US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.
President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump days away from moving against TikTok

President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.
A branch of South African mobile communications provider Vodacom in Cape Town is shown in this picture taken November 10, 2015. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings-File Photo

Vodacom partners with China’s Alipay to create ‘super app’

Vodacom Group plans to create a ‘super app’ in partnership with digital payment provider Alipay, part of China’s Alibaba group, to allow consumers in South Africa to shop online, pay bills and send money to family from next year.
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Google invests in Indian internet giant Jio, plans new smartphone

Google is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73 percent stake in Jio Platforms, an Indian internet giant that offers broadband, mobile services, and online commerce platforms, the company announced today.

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