Trump does not want ByteDance to have controlling stake in TikTok: senior administration official

According to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, regardless of how China’s ByteDance positions the divestment of its short video sharing app TikTok, U.S. President Donald Trump does not want it to have a controlling stake in TikTok, since it will place Americans’ personal information at risk. Despite China’s bravado…

Prices of Huawei phones rising every hour on fears on shortages

Chinese consumers are rushing to purchase Huawei’s smartphone featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing that the company’s production of its premium handsets will face punitive curbs by U.S. trade action. According to Huaqiangbei, smartphone vendors in China’s southern city of Shenzhen, are seeing a steady rise in the prices of used and new Huawei phones…

Heightened demand for human augmentation technology: survey results by Opinium Research

According to a research report commissioned by Kaspersky, two thirds of those who were surveyed in leading Western European countries consider technology induced augmentation of human body parts, most of which are related to improving health, will improve their lives. With technological revolutions shaping humanities near future, tech leaders opine it will change every aspect…

Hit Games Like Animal Crossing Drive Surge In Nintendo’s Online Subscriptions

An upsurge in its number of users during the novel coronavirous pandemic for its Switch Online subscription service was reported by Japan’s gaming company Nintendo on Wednesday. The company said that the surge in demand for its services was led by hit titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This has helped the company to…

Daimler To Settle US Emission Cheating Probes For $1.5bn

A settlement amount of $1.5bn has been agreed to be paid by German automaker Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA to the United States government and California state regulators towards settling of charges against it to cheating emission tests. Charges of violating environmental laws through the use of the so-called “defeat device software” to…