ByteDance weaponizes legal system through endless negotiations, revised filings

According to a court filing, the Trump administration has granted TikTok’s owner ByteDance a new seven-day extension to an existing order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app. Earlier the the Trump administration had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension which was set to expire on Friday. On August 14, U.S. President…

Amazon.com’s trade union Verdi’s 3 day strike does not cover Cyber Monday

In a significant development, trade union Verdi has called on workers at seven German Amazon warehouses to go on a three-day strike which coincides with the discount shopping event “Black Friday” on November 27. The strike is scheduled to begin with Wednesday’s night shift, said Verdi, which is demanding better working conditions and pay. Since…

France issues digital service tax notices to big tech

In a statement, France’s Finance Ministry said, it has sent out notices to big tech companies to pay digital service tax as planned earlier. Earlier France had suspended collection of the digital service tax, since negotiations were underway at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on an overhaul of international tax rules. The…

The Latest ‘Unicorn’ Is An Indian Start-Up Running A Second-Hand Car Platform

The value of a second-hand car website from India has rocketed to more than $1bn helping it to achieve unicorn status. With people looking to get access to alternatives to public transport such as pre-owned cars during the pandemic, a significant increase in its business has been witnessed by India’s Cars24. When a national lockdown…

ZTE poses national security risks: FCC

Rejecting a petition filed by China’s ZTE Corp, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated, the Chinese company continues to be a national security threat to the United States’ communications networks. In June, the FCC had designated China;s Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE as threats to national security and had bared the duo from accessing U.S.…

India takes resolute trade action to defend consumer data from harvesting Chinese apps

With India taking legal resolute measures to fight China’s harvesting of consumer data through apps and promptly banning those which do not comply to its security standards, China is starting to feel the pinch of loss of business and has opposed New Delhi’s move. The development comes in the wake of China making belligerent claims…

Central bank digital currency will help ease trading in cryptocurrencies

In a statement, Oki Matsumoto, the head of Japan’s Monex Group said, digital currencies of Japan’s central bank will help boost trading of cryptocurrencies by providing a trusted and convenient platform for converting them into legal tenders. Welcoming the move the Bank of Japan, Matsumoto, the CEO of the Monex Group said, it will look…

Elon Musk And Bill Gates Are Both Second Richest Man In The World

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, which tracks the 500 wealthiest people in the world, the net worth of Tesla CEO reached $127.9 billion on Monday, with the shares of the electric vehicle maker reaching a record high. This sudden increase in Musk’s net worth made him the second-richest person of the world, beating Bill…

Best Quarterly Revenue Growth In 25 Years Reported By Best Buy For Q3

The United States based electronics retailer Best Buy notched up its largest quarterly sales growth in 25 years in the three months ending on October 31 as the company benefitted significantly from the rising trend of consumers purchasing laptops, home theatre systems, kitchen appliances and other electronics products with such consumers being forced to spend…