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What lessons can Chinese companies learn from TikTok’s overseas experience?
ByteDance’s chances of global success with TikTok received a major setback after Donald Trump threatened to ban the viral short video app. While a solution might be in the works...
China Says TikTok Sale Shows U.S. ‘Economic Bullying’
A senior Chinese official accused the U.S., which forced the sale of TikTok on national security grounds, of “economic bullying,” while lambasting European Union restrictions on...
Douyin more popular than ever in China as sister app TikTok faces backlash
ByteDance-owned Chinese short video app Douyin has surpassed 600 million daily active users in August, showing growing popularity in its home market while its international vers...
China’s digital sovereign currency tests give it a leg up on global peers
Beijing’s ambition to create a digital yuan used globally underscores its attempts to prepare for the future of the international monetary system amid economic decoupling with t...
Oracle confirms it has a deal to become TikTok’s ‘technology partner’
Proposal comes just ahead of US President Trump’s threat to ban the video-sharing app on national security grounds; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plan will undergo ...
Inside Apple’s Rise to $2 Trillion
Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of S...
Russia, China Hackers Boost Election Attacks, Microsoft Says
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have stepped up efforts to disrupt the U.S. election by targeting the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, ...
The Quiet Man in Stockholm Who Laundered China’s Oil Money for Iran
By all outward appearances, Hatam Khatoun Nema was a small-time money changer working from a nondescript office in Järfälla, a workaday Stockholm suburb.
Biometric Bribery: Inside Semlex’s Global Playbook
Semlex is an unassuming Brussels-based company that supplies biometric documents such as passports and driving licenses to governments and international bodies.
World must be better prepared for next pandemic, says WHO boss
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic, as he called on countries to invest in public ...
China slams US ‘bullying’ of tech firms, unveils data security initiative
Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemns ‘global hunting’ of companies as he launches an initiative opposing data theft, mass surveillance and ‘back doors’ in devices.
Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021
A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance says it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year
Experts dissected TikTok's algorithm and say a US buyer will struggle to replicate its magic
Anyone who buys TikTok will struggle to replicate the app's magic if the purchase doesn't include its recommendation algorithm, experts say. Technology experts told Business In...
Man blows up part of house while chasing fly
An electric racket and a gas leak have proved disastrous for one man in France
Saudi Arabia develops secure alternative to WhatsApp
Saudi Arabia is developing a secure alternative to the short messaging service WhatsApp that will help ensure protection of confidential data.
Man, 90, learns to hold funeral prayers on Zoom
A man who helps grieving Hindu families has been holding prayers and ceremonies over the internet during the coronavirus lockdown.
SWIFT Details How Cyber Criminals Encash Stolen Funds
In a new report, SWIFT and BAE Systems reveal how cyber attackers launder money and ‘cash out’ following large-scale heists.
Technology and The ‘New Normal’: London Showcases How Tech Will Help Navigate Our Fast Evolving World
London Tech Week 2020 launches this week showcasing the best of global tech and how it will play a crucial role in helping us navigate the challenges facing our changing world.
Are Your Smartphone Photos Blurry? Here’s Why
Sometimes, you might take what you think is a great photo with your smartphone, only to see afterward it’s all blurry. If that’s happening to you a lot, let’s take a look at wha...
Sky Drone, China Mobile Hong Kong ink deal for 5G drones
Sky Drone and China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of fostering 5G connectivity of drones as part of the work of China Mobile’s 5...
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