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There are four potential scenarios are being proposed by bidders trying to buy TikTok.
It is extremely difficult to come up with a plan that would satisfy both President Trump and President Xi. The US wants ByteDance to divest the its assets, while China has declared that the software powering the app is a restricted export.
One option would be to exclude the software covered as a restricted export from the sale. Other possibilities include seeking Chinese approval for the sale of the software, licensing it from ByteDance, or getting approval from U.S. regulators for a transition period.
My partner, Alfred Chuang at Race Capital shared his thoughts on the situation on Bloomberg with Emily Chang. Alfred sold BEA Systems, his previous company, to Oracle for $8.5 billion.
In June, Apple said that iPhone users, when opening an app for the first time, would be given an option to allow the app access to an identifier associated with a physical device. Advertisers use the so-called IDFA identifier to better target ads to individual users and estimate how well they work. They expect most users to opt out of sharing it.
Apple said it now plans to update its App Store rules with more information about the policies later this year and will give developers additional time to adjust.
The fastest technology, mmWave, will be used in dense areas like major cities. The longer-distance sub-6GHz networks will be available more broadly in urban, suburban and rural areas. Due to the impact of the global health crisis, however, shipments of Apple’s mmWave-enabled 5G iPhones could be weaker than expected this year and next year.
India’s crackdown on Chinese apps, along with the U.S. threatening to ban TikTok over its China ties, shows that these services can be easily caught up in geopolitical battles. And for western tech firms increasingly looking to India for growth opportunities, how the country treats apps from other countries is of special concern.
Over the past month, the Japanese conglomerate, which owns a stake in TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance Ltd., has held talks with the heads of India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. and Bharti Airtel Ltd.,
Facebook wants lawmakers to come up with “clearer rules” to govern portability and continue to build data portability features. The Internet needs clearer rules about what kinds of data should be portable and who is responsible for protecting that data as it moves to different services.
Revenue grew 355% on an annualized basis in the fiscal second quarter, which ended on July 31, according to a statement. In the prior quarter Zoom’s revenue grew 169%. New customers’ subscriptions delivered 81% of the revenue growth, and there was less customer churn than expected.
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