TikTok… The Clock Ticks Down on a Potential Trade War | 'Schitt's Creek': So How Did an Obscure Canadian Sitcom Win Nine Emmys, Anyway? | Apple Gets United Coalition Pushback on $15 Billion App Store Biz
September 25, 2020
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TikTok… The Clock Ticks Down on a Potential Trade War
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At press time, the clock was ticking down towards President Donald Trump's extended Sept. 27 deadline for Chinese-owned ByteDance to sell its wildly popular social video sharing app TikTok to an American-owned company or face an outright ban in the U.S. The situation has the potential to spark a techno-cultural trade war with Beijing that could have wide-ranging implications.
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Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek, suddenly a global sensation and a newly minted Emmy record holder, is now also the prime example of what can happen when a well-crafted, albeit initially obscure series gains exposure on a digital platform.
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A group of digital companies including Spotify and Epic Games claims that tech giant Apple is charging outrageously high fees relative to other payment services.
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Five Republican senators are calling on Netflix to abandon plans to adapt the popular Chinese science-fiction novel The Three Body Problem for TV after old quotes from the author, Liu Cixin, resurfaced, which seem to defend the Chinese government's mass internment of Uighur Muslims.
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In its latest broad-ranging product rollout event Amazon unveiled the latest versions of its Fire TV Stick, which included an HD-only "Lite" version that retails for $29.99. The company also unveiled its new Echo Show 10, which features a screen that rotates to follow you around the room and will now support Netflix. In addition, Amazon is rolling out a new cloud gaming service called Luna+, which will carry an introductory price of $5.99 a month.
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