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Despite ban, TikTok becomes highest grossing app of 2020

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Despite India ban and an ongoing legal battle in the US, Chinese short-video making app TikTok has become the highest grossing app globally in 2020 with $540 million in profit, followed by dating app...

Now YouTube takes on TikTok, unveils Shorts Beta in India

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Taking on TikTok and a barrage of short-video making apps, Google-owned YouTube on Monday announced YouTube Shorts in Beta version in India. Over the next few days in India, YouTube will launch an early beta...

Oracle confirms TikTok deal, says will serve as ‘trusted tech provider’

San Francisco, Sep 14 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Monday confirmed a deal with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short video-sharing platform TikTok which has been under pressure to divest its US operations for more than a month now. The...

Oracle wins deal for TikTok US biz, Microsoft’s bid rejected

San Francisco, Sep 14 (IANS) Bytedance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, has chosen Cloud major Oracle over Microsoft to run its US operations as a 'trusted tech partner, multiple media reports revealed on Monday while an official announcement was...

Tiktok in talk with Reliance to sell its India business, says reports

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) As ByteDance continues to struggle in the US, a new report claimed on Thursday that China-based company that owns the short-video making app TikTok may sell its India business to Reliance Jio amid uncertainties...

Trump cites India’s TikTok ban to order end to US operations

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Citing India’s ban on the Chinese app TikTok, US President Donald Trump has ordered American companies to stop business dealings with it from September 20, effectively cutting off its lifeblood in the country. The executive...

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok”s US business

New York, Aug 1 (AP) Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the US operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns, according to a person familiar with...

TikTok ban takes a big tool away from surveillance work of China

By Lalit K Jha, Jul 15 (PTI) Banning mobile applications such as TikTok by countries like India takes a big tool away from the surveillance work of China, a top White House official said on Tuesday. The Trump administration is...

Instagram looks set to expand TikTok rival ‘Reels’ to India

New Delhi (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram is planning to expand its new video-music remix feature Reels which offer TikTok-like functionalities to more countries and India is expected to be one of them. The expansion plan for Reels was revealed at a...

TikTok predicts over USD 6 bn loss from India’s ban: Report

Beijing (PTI) Chinese tech giant unicorn ByteDance Ltd. is anticipating a loss of over USD 6 billion after three of its apps, including the hugely popular video app TikTok, were banned by India this week, a media report here...

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VIL acquires spectrum in 5 circles to enhance 4G services

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) on Tuesday said it has acquired spectrum in five circles,...