Executives from the Chinese video app TikTok have declined to testify at a congressional hearing set for Tuesday that aims to explore the tech industry and its ties to China, a move that threatens to intensify the social-media company’s woes in Washington at a moment when it’s under investigation. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., organised the
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019 — 66 percent raise from the prior fiscal year, the company has announced. Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks. “Nadella’s strategic leadership, including his efforts to strengthen trust with customers, drive for a
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A former employee has accused WeWork and ousted chief executive Adam Neumann of pregnancy discrimination, alleging she was publicly and privately demeaned, demoted and eventually fired because of her pregnancies. The complaint is the latest to emerge about the company’s culture under Neumann’s leadership. Medina Bardhi, who served as Neumann’s chief of staff, alleges that
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Apple TV+, the iPhone maker’s entry into the crowded streaming TV market, debuts on Friday as the first “all-original” subscription video service, according to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook. All of the programming is original because, unlike Netflix and the forthcoming Disney+ from Walt Disney, Apple does not have rights to a back catalogue of
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The US government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,070 crores) acquisition of US social media app Musical.ly, according to three people familiar with the matter. While the $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,070 crores) acquisition was completed two years ago, US lawmakers have been calling in recent weeks
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The US-based search engine giant Google has announced its intention to acquire the leading wearable brand Fitbit, but reportedly, Facebook was also interested in buying it. Facebook has also been expanding its hardware portfolio with Oculus virtual headsets, Portal smart speakers and planned AR glasses. The social media giant also acquired a fitness app called
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PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its cycle and talks of Sony’s next gaming console – tentatively called the PlayStation 5 – have already begun. But before it sees the sunset, the PlayStation 4 has achieved an important milestone by dethroning the original PlayStation as the second highest-selling Sony console of all time. It
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Apple asked the Trump administration to waive tariffs on Chinese-made Apple Watches, iPhone components and other consumer products, according to company filings with the US Trade Representative’s Office. The company on Thursday sought tariff exclusions from 11 products, including HomePod speakers, iMac computers, parts for use in repairing iPhones, iPhone smart battery cases, AirPods and others.
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Soon after tech giant WhatsApp got into a face off with the Indian government claiming its officials met the Indian government in the last five months, government sources say the information provided was “pure technical jargon”. Government sources also say that WhatsApp had given information to CERT-IN, a government agency in May, but without any
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Global smartphone shipments bucked the downward trend for the first time in two years to grow in Q3 2019, research firms Canalys and Strategy Analytics claim. According to Canalys, worldwide smartphone shipments grew 1 percent year-over-year, whereas Strategy Analytics notes the growth was 2 percent. In terms of the total shipments, the smartphone makers shipped
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