TikTok365 – DTNS 3836

Microsoft said Sunday it is working on a deal to acquire TikTok’s operations in Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia. What’s the motivation behind the deal and will it be allowed by regulators?

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Microsoft In Talks to Acquire TikTok – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Microsoft continues negotiations to acquire TikTok’s operations in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the Content Authenticity Initiative publishes a white paper outlining a standard for authenticating media, and Google launches the Ads Transparency Spotlight Chrome plugin.

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Week in Review for the Week of 7/27/20 – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Garmin’s outage was caused by ransomware, Big Tech CEOs testify to the US House antitrust subcommittee, and Universal Pictures and AMC Theaters agree to shorten the theatrical release window for some movies.

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Let’s Buy TikTok – DTNS 3835

Bytedance is considering listing its business in Hong Kong or Shanghai stock markets with plans to list TikTok separately in Europe or the US. Plus Bloomberg’s sources say the US may announce an order for Bytedance to divest its ownership of TikTok.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe

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Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook Report Earnings – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook all report quarterly earnings, Oppo announces its first Wear OS device, and the US FCC approves Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellite constellation.

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Antitrust or Just Antitrustworthy? – DTNS 3834

We explore what might happen to big tech after the Congressional hearings. Will it be good for them, consumers or anyone?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe

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#389 – Embracing the Challenge

In this episode, it’s tricky to put the World in WorldCon, alternate history first contact, and Tom is really excited about next month’s pick. Plus, we wrap up our ultimately satisfying read of Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Tech CEOs Testify Before the US House Antitrust Subcommittee- DTH

DTH-6-150x150Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, and Sundar Pichai testify before the US House Antitrust Subcommittee, a US Federal Judge orders the state of New York to pay unemployment benefits to Lyft and Uber drivers, and TikTok says its Creator Fund will reach up to $2 billion in the next three years.

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