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New York Times:
Federal judge grants a preliminary injunction against a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from US app stores   —  A federal judge's preliminary injunction means the app stores can continue offering the video app for downloads for now.  —  A federal judge on Sunday granted …
Sep 27, 2020, 8:25 PMIn context
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
DOJ files its opposition to TikTok's request to halt Trump ban, says blocking the ban will infringe on Trump's authority, calls ByteDance CEO mouthpiece for CCP   —  TikTok is seeking to stave off a ban set to take effect Sunday  —  The Justice Department filed its opposition Friday …
Sep 25, 2020, 10:15 PMIn context
David Shepardson / Reuters:
US federal judge says the Trump administration must either delay a ban on TikTok or file legal papers defending the decision by Friday   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Thursday the Trump administration must either delay a ban on U.S. app stores offering TikTok for download …
Sep 24, 2020, 2:00 PMIn context
John Herrman / New York Times:
TikTok users in the US are experiencing something long familiar to much of the world: a flourishing online social space existentially threatened by politics   —  Banned apps, nefarious theories, trade wars, voiceless users.  The case of TikTok isn't news to most of the world.
Sep 24, 2020, 6:35 AMIn context
David Yaffe-Bellany / Bloomberg:
ByteDance asks a US court for a preliminary injunction to prevent the US government from banning TikTok from app stores, as Trump's ban looms   —  - Chinese owner ByteDance seeks to block president's U.S. ban  — Keeps legal iron in fire as Oracle, Walmart pact works its way
Sep 23, 2020, 3:05 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources describe frenzied negotiations between ByteDance and CFIUS, leading to rushed and messy term sheets that failed to spell out key elements of the deal   —  SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As China's ByteDance raced to seal a deal with Oracle Corp ORCL.N and Walmart Inc WMT.N …
Sep 23, 2020, 1:55 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
While livestreaming video e-commerce has taken off in China, it has yet to go mainstream in the US, but Walmart hopes it can lead the way with its bet on TikTok   —  For years, Walmart has been struggling to keep up with Amazon in pursuit of e-commerce dominance.  Kena Betancur/VIEWpress via Getty Images
Sep 23, 2020, 12:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram updates Reels with longer videos, an extended timer, and better editing tools, after reports the TikTok competitor is failing to gain traction   —  Instagram is today rolling out a few changes to its TikTok competitor, Reels, after early reviews of the feature criticized its design …
Sep 23, 2020, 12:20 PMIn context
Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
TikTok's UI, auto-playing one video at a time, yields clean user-driven data with its “algorithm-friendly design”, unlike Facebook, Twitter's “infinite scroll”   —  In my previous post on TikTok I discussed why its For You Page algorithm is the connective tissue that makes TikTok work.
Sep 23, 2020, 1:00 AMIn context
Ian Sherr / CNET:
Interview with Satya Nadella and Phil Spencer on buying more game companies, investing in Xbox Game Pass, and Microsoft's rejected TikTok bid   —  In an interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Xbox head Phil Spencer discuss further acquisitions, how to keep making hits and what happened with TikTok.
Sep 22, 2020, 7:05 PMIn context

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