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Trump's ban on TikTok is another move in the 'tug-of-war' between the US and China that may send the Oracle deal back to the drawing board, experts say

Reuters The US Commerce Department said on Friday that it would prohibit downloads of TikTok and WeChat beginning September 20. The move comes after Oracle and TikTok announced a proposal for the enterprise tech giant to become TikTok's "trusted technology provider" in the US. But experts say the move to ban TikTok suggests that the involved parties are not happy with the deal. That could send the deal back to the drawing board, some experts say. Trump is said to have been pushing for US ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, White House, China, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Beijing, United States, WeChat, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Journal


The ex-girlfriend of ousted McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook reveals the 'surreal and panic-inducing' trauma of becoming a tabloid sensation

Denise Paleothodoros was forced into the spotlight due to a past relationship with Steve Easterbrook. Denise Paleothodoros Denise Paleothodoros saw her personal life dragged into the spotlight because of her romantic relationship to McDonald's ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook from 2014 to 2018.  Easterbrook made headlines when he was fired in November. In August, McDonald's alleged Easterbrook covered up sexual relationships with three employees after he and Paleothodoros broke up. British tabloid...
Tags: Google, UK, Trends, Linkedin, Chicago, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, McDonald, Sochi Russia, Steve Easterbrook, Kate Taylor, Easterbrook, Golin, Alyssa Schukar, Denise Paleothodoros Easterbrook, Denise Paleothodoros


Google is reportedly cracking down on employee message boards after seeing a rise in posts flagged for racism or abuse

Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Google is instituting tougher rules around content moderation on its internal message boards after seeing a rise in posts flagged as harassment, according to CNBC. The company will now require more active moderation from the owners of internal discussion groups and mandate that they participate in moderation training.  Google, which is known for a culture that promotes lively discussion and debate, has seen an i...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Tech, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Googlers, Cnbc, Mountain View California, AP Google, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Avery Hartmans, Marcio Jose Sanchez, Memegen, Google Employees


TikTok rumors beg the question: Did Trump solve anything?

Over the past 24 hours, rumors picked up by Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and CNBC have put some boundaries on what a possible deal between Oracle and TikTok’s parent company ByteDance will look like. In its current incarnation floating around the DC press corps, it appears that TikTok’s data on American users will be stored in Oracle’s cloud, with Oracle acting as a “trusted technology partner.” Oracle will have some sort of real-time source code verification duty, in which it will a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Government, China, US, America, Tech, Walmart, Eu, Bloomberg, Policy, M&a, Mcdonalds, Dc, National Security Agency


A deal between TikTok and US-based Oracle will need Beijing's approval, the app's owner ByteDance said

China and US flags are seen near a TikTok logo in this illustration picture taken July 16, 2020. Reuters/Florence Lo China will have to approve a proposed TikTok partnership with US tech firm Oracle, the app's owner ByteDance said Thursday. The deal, put forward to the US government on Monday, would see TikTok's headquarters move to the US, with Oracle as a "trusted technology provider." ByteDance wants to keep its share of the video app as part of the deal, but President Donald Trump told...
Tags: Technology, China, US, Trends, Beijing, United States, Export, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Trump, The Journal, Tech Insider, Bytedance, Tiktok, Kate Duffy


10 things in tech you need to know today

Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images; Clancy Morgan/Business Insider Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Trump said he's not ready to sign off on a TikTok deal as his administration reportedly pushes for majority US ownership. The Wall Street Journal reported that ByteDance had sought to keep its controlling share of the social media app in a deal it pitched to US officials this week.Twitter took 30 minutes ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spotify, Okta, US, Trends, Fbi, Kanye West, Arizona, Tokyo, SEC, App Store, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


Apple One bundles multiple Apple services together for a lower price — here's a full breakdown of plans and features

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple Apple One is a new program that combines multiple Apple subscription services into a single monthly payment plan for a discounted price.Three Apple One subscription tiers will be offered at launch: Individual ($14.95/month), Family ($19.95/month), and Premier ($29.95/month).Apple One includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage; Premier subscribers will also get Apple New...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Apps, Music, UK, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Apple TV, Features, Jennifer Aniston, Streaming, Steve Carell, Lg, Icloud


How to get the most branding bang out of your B2B IPO

Rebecca Buckman Contributor Share on Twitter Rebecca Buckman is the vice president of marketing and communications at Battery Ventures in Menlo Park, CA. She previously was an editor and writer with The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. More posts by this contributor Storytelling for B2B startups: Avoiding ‘buzzword bingo’ to make your wonky enterprise company worth talking about There’s definitely a ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Business, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Marketing, Tech, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Wall Street Journal, B2b, Initial Public Offering, Battery Ventures, Menlo Park


Amazon Music Now Has Podcasts

Amazon Music now offers podcasts. The company issued an update today that brings more than 70,000 shows to the platform, including some major titles, like Serial and Pod Save America, as well as new exclusive deals like a show with DJ Khaled called The First One, where he'll interview artists about their breakthrough hits and the stories behind them. Disgraceland, a popular show from iHeartMedia, will also become exclusive to the platform starting in February 2021. From a report: Podcasts can be...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Amazon Echo, Amazon Music, Pod Save America, Amazon Music Now Has Podcasts, Disgraceland


Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy

Twitter has flagged a post from Indian politician T. Raja Singh for violating its policy days after TechCrunch asked the social giant about the three-year-old questionable tweet. In a video tweet, Singh urged India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others citizens in the country to move Rohingya Muslim immigrants, including those “who supported terrorism,” out of the nation as he feared that they would become a “headache for the nation” in the future. “#Deport RohingyaMuslims,” he tweeted....
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, India, Tech, Kashmir, Wall Street Journal, App Annie, Menlo Park, Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh, Raja Singh


Steve Bannon Is Behind Bogus Study That China Created COVID

A new study purporting to show that the novel coronavirus was manufactured in a Chinese lab was published by a pair of nonprofit groups linked to Steve Bannon, the former top Trump strategist now facing felony fraud charges.The study, co-authored by a Chinese virologist who fled Hong Kong this year, claims that “laboratory manipulation is part of the history of SARS-CoV-2.” Its findings were quickly picked up by a handful of prominent news organizations such as the New York Post, which hyped the...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, New York Post, News, China, Society, Fox, Daily Mail, Fox News, Columbia University, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Wuhan, Trump, Tucker Carlson


Oracle boots out Microsoft and wins bid for TikTok, reports say

Enterprise provider Oracle is said to have won the bidding war for the U.S. operations of TikTok, a chase in which Microsoft was booted out earlier today. TikTok and Oracle did not immediately respond to TechCrunch for comment. The Wall Street Journal writes that Oracle will be announced as TikTok’s “trusted tech partner” in the United States. Additionally, the Journal cites that a person familiar with the matter says the deal is “likely not to be structured as an outright sale.” Oracle’s ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Microsoft, India, Tech, Walmart, United States, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Journal, Trump, Ron Miller, Twitter Google, Constellation Research, Holger Mueller, Bytedance


SoftBank could make, gasp, a profit on its expected sale of Arm for $40B

While the big deal we have been tracking the past few weeks has been TikTok, there was another massive deal under negotiation that mirrors some of the international tech dynamics that have plagued the consumer social app’s sale. Arm Holdings, which is the most important designer of processor chips in smartphones and increasingly other areas, has been quietly shopped around as SoftBank works to shed its investments and raise additional capital to placate activist investors like Elliott Mana...
Tags: Apple, Japan, UK, Hardware, Softbank, Tech, European Union, Intel, Britain, United Kingdom, Cambridge, M&a, Nvidia, Alan Turing, ARM Holdings, Wall Street Journal


Production Problems at Boeing Factory Prompt Regulators to Review Lapses

Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace writes: The FAA has begun looking into quality-control problems at Boeing for their wide-body jet Dreamliner that go back almost a decade. The Wall Street Journal reports that "the plane maker has told U.S. aviation regulators that it produced certain parts at its South Carolina facilities that failed to meet its own design and manufacturing standards, according to an Aug. 31 internal Federal Aviation Administration memo." (Non-paywalled source here.) ...
Tags: Tech, Seattle, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, South Carolina, Journal, Federal Aviation Administration, Slashdot, U S aviation, Boeing Factory Prompt Regulators


Trump says deadline for TikTok sale won’t be extended

The United States government will not extend the September 20 deadline for Beijing-based ByteDance to sell TikTok, President Donald Trump said on Thursday. This adds urgency to negotiations because TikTok may be banned in the United States if it can’t reach an agreement with a buyer. “We’ll see what happens. It’ll either be closed up or they’ll sell it,” Trump said before boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews. Some analysts had predicted that the deadline would be extended because o...
Tags: TC, Apps, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Singapore, India, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Beijing, United States, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, U.s. Government, Trump


Meet Business Insider's 10 execs transforming the advertising and media industries

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 11. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected], we're looking for nominations for the rising stars of brand marketing. Submit nominations here by Monday.Today's news: The 10 people transforming advertising and media, QR codes return from the dead, and a look at how Amazon's ad busin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Pinterest, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Alibaba, Tencent, Harry Potter, Tokyo, Biden, Jason Goldberg, Hulu, Wall Street Journal


Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Buys $31 Million Santa Barbara Mansion

Eric Schmidt, the veteran tech executive primarily known as Google’s longest-serving CEO, is the previously unidentified buyer who paid a whopping $30.8 million for the so-called Villa Solana, a palatial historic estate in the foothills of Santa Barbara, the Wall Street Journal reported. The transaction closed earlier this summer, but it’s only now that Schmidt […]
Tags: Google, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, Moguls, Santa Barbara, SCHMIDT, Montecito, Million Santa Barbara Mansion, Villa Solana


The inventor of the Labradoodle regrets what he started. These 11 other creators have lamented their contributions, too.

A Labradoodle plays on the beach. Reuters Wally Conron originally bred the Labradoodle — a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle — in 1989 to serve as a guide dog for a blind woman whose husband had allergies. Conron now laments his creation, calling it a "Frankenstein monster." Conron isn't the only creator to regret his brainchild. At least 11 other inventors lament the technology, animals, or holidays they created.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Wally Conr...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Japan, Washington Post, Air Canada, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Pandora, Atlantic, Hawaii, New York Times, Cern, Yorkshire, Albert Einstein


Tesla crashed and bounced harder than any other tech stock this week

It’s been a wild week for stocks. At the close of trade on Tuesday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq had fallen 10% from its record highs set just a week earlier, a collapse noted by the Wall Street Journal as the index’s quickest 10% drop in history. Electric car incumbent Tesla and iPhone peddler Apple found their share prices hardest hit. At their lowest points on September 8, their stocks respectively traded 31% and 20.5% below their highs on September 2. Chipset makers NVIDIA, KLA, and AMD followed cl...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Tesla, Amd, Electric, Wall Street Journal, Hard Fork, NVIDIA KLA


10 things in tech you need to know today

ByteDance founder and CEO Zhang Yiming Zheng Shuai/VCG via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.TikTok may be trying to negotiate its way out of being sold. ByteDance is talking with the US government about "possible arrangements" that would avoid a "full sale" of TikTok's stateside operations, according to The Wall Street Journal.Portland became the first city to ban the use of facial rec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, China, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Portland, App Store, Wall Street Journal, Palantir, Alexa


Facebook told it may have to suspend EU data transfers after Schrems II ruling

Ireland’s data protection watchdog, the DPC, has sent Facebook a preliminary order to suspend data transfers from the EU to the US, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter and including a confirmation from Facebook’s VP of global affairs, Nick Clegg. The preliminary suspension order follows a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court this summer which both struck down a flagship data transfer arrangement between the EU and the US and cast doubt on the legality of a...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Privacy, US, Tech, Eu, Policy, Ireland, Nick Clegg, United Kingdom, Commission, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Max Schrems, Gdpr, EU US


The inventor of the gender-reveal party regrets what she started. These 11 other creators have lamented their contributions, too.

A gender reveal event in April 2017 started the 47,000-acre Sawmill Fire in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills, southeast of Tucson, Arizona. US Forest Service/AP A smoke bomb at a gender-reveal party in Southern California ignited a 10,500-acre wildfire over the weekend. Jenna Karvunidis, a mom and blogger who's widely credited with inventing gender reveals, took to Facebook to lament her creation.  Karvunidis isn't the only creator to regret her brainchild. At least 11 other inventors lam...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Japan, California, Washington Post, Air Canada, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlantic, Hawaii, New York Times, Arizona, Cern, Albert Einstein, Keurig


Reed Hastings says Netflix offices won't reopen until 'a majority of people' are vaccinated

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images / Netflix Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings told The Wall Street Journal that employees will return to the office once "a majority of people" have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the coronavirus disease.  Hastings was asked about remote work and said he didn't see any positives and that it's been difficult to debate ideas remotely. He said he's eager to get back to the office, and that Netflix employees would likely return to work six ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Microsoft, US, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Tech Insider, Andrew Dunn, Avery Hartmans


10 things in tech you need to know today

The TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.A graphic video showing an apparent suicide circulated on TikTok, and users warned each other not to watch it. TikTok said the app's systems are "detecting and flagging" clips of the video, and the team is banning users who "repeatedly" try to upload the vide...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Utah, UK, Washington, China, Softbank, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Sky News, Wall Street Journal, Reed Hastings, Alexa


China To Launch Initiative To Set Global Data-Security Rules

China is launching an initiative to set global standards on data security, countering U.S. efforts to persuade countries to ringfence their networks from Chinese technology, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Reuters: Under its "Global Initiative on Data Security," China would call on all countries to handle data security in a "comprehensive, objective and evidence-based manner," the Journal said, citing a draft that it had reviewed. The initiative would urge countries to oppose "mass s...
Tags: China, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Journal


Tesla's cars are too expensive, and Elon Musk knows it — here's why that could be a big problem for the electric-vehicle leader

Tesla CEO Elon Musk knows his cars cost too much. AP Photo Over the course of about two decades, Tesla has established a micro-monopoly over the electric car market. But to survive, it has had to charge a lot for its vehicles, which runs counter to CEO Elon Musk's master plan to kill off the internal-combustion engine. It's possible that Tesla will never face meaningful EV competition, despite numerous companies jumping into the action. But eventually, Tesla could end up monopolizing data...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Opinion, Wall Street, Monopoly, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Peter Thiel


That Whole Foods is an Amazon warehouse; get used to it

Earlier this week, in Brooklyn, near the waterfront, Amazon opened what looks from the outside like a typical Whole Foods store. It isn’t open to the public, however; it’s a fulfillment center. “Grocery delivery continues to be one of the fastest-growing businesses at Amazon,” the company said in a statement about the location, noting that it has hired hundreds of new employees to aid in its operations. “We’re thrilled to increase access to grocery delivery.” Americans sort of knew this was c...
Tags: Amazon, Australia, Tech, Canada, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Sears, Wall Street Journal, Cbre, Northeast Ohio, Forbes, Simon, Jcpenney, Spencer, Penney, South San Francisco


The biggest question looming over TikTok's acquisition is how the app would change under new ownership. Here's what experts say could happen if Microsoft, Walmart, or Oracle took over.

Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images TikTok parent company ByteDance is reportedly close to announcing the buyer of its US operations.Given TikTok's immense popularity with the younger generation, it's clear why large companies like Microsoft, Walmart, and Oracle would be interested in acquiring its US operations.What's less clear, however, is how the app might change under new ownership.Experts say it's too soon to tell, but some predict that companies like Walmart or Oracle could add new mone...
Tags: Enterprise, Media, Microsoft, China, Advertising, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, Analysis, United States, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Financial Times, Cnbc


Optimizely acquired by content management company Episerver

Episerver is announcing that it has reached an agreement to acquire Optimizely for an undisclosed sum. Optimizely was founded in 2009 by Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen. It became synonymous with A/B testing, subsequently building a broader suite of tools for marketers to experiment with and personalize their websites and apps, with more than 1,000 customers including Gap, StubHub, IBM and The Wall Street Journal. The company had raised more than $200 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, Index ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Stockholm, Optimizely, Insight Venture Partners, Episerver, Accel KKR, Dan Siroker, Siroker, Alex Atzberger, Atzberger, Jay Larson


Facebook bans politician of India’s ruling party for violating hate speech

Facebook has banned a politician from India’s ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party, for violating its policies against hate speech on its platform, the company said today, weeks after inaction on the politician’s posts landed the social giant in hot water in its biggest market by users. The company said it had removed profiles of T. Raja Singh, who had posted about Rohingya Muslim immigrants to be shot among other anti-Muslim sentiments. Singh will no longer be allowed to create profiles acro...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Raja Singh, Rohingya Muslim, Indian National Congress



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