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Oracle to partner with Bytedance, parent of TikTok

The continued drama over TikTok has seen first Microsoft, then Twitter, then Oracle, then Walmart and Microsoft, then Triller all vying for one of the world’s most popular social apps. With the 45-day deadline closing, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Bytedance has selected a suitor.

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Twitter may have entered the ring in a deal to acquire TikTok

With the drama over TikTok has reaching new heights, another contender may have entered the ring with Microsoft. With the 45-day deadline closing where U.S. companies will no longer be able to do transactions with not only Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok, the pressure is certainly on. There are many angles to this story, […]

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Microsoft may acquire entire TikTok business from ByteDance

The drama over TikTok has reached a new and important milestone. The President of the United States has set a 45 day deadline where U.S. companies will no longer be able to do transactions with not only Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok but Tencent as well. There are many angles to this story, each […]

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Zoom to enable end-to-end encryption for free users too, but with a catch

Zoom seems to be make positive progress in regards to its security and PR issues during its self-imposed 90-feature freeze, but with just one move, they have killed their positive public image and now seem to be making an attempt to remedy it. Today Zoom made an announcement via blog post titled “End-to-End Encryption Update” […]

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Joe Rogan endorses the Privacy-Focused Brave web browser

Brave is known for its popular and private Browser that literally pays you to see ads and protects your privacy by default. In May Brave reported that it has more than 15 million monthly active users, which amounts to a 50% gain since launching in November of last year. Brave also reported that it had […]

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Microsoft Teams Meetings feature now available to free users

Microsoft is updating Teams so that free users can now utilize the meeting feature. Teams users can now create and participate in free online meetings and run the meeting without any duration limits, according to an Office.com blog post. With meetings in Teams free, you can:  Create an instant meeting with Meet now Go to Meetings on the […]

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Brave browser to get extension support on Android

Brave is known for its popular and private Browser that literally pays you to see ads. Brave’s browser on Android may be getting extension support. On Reddit, a Brave Android browser team member revealed the browser might get extension support this year. Below is a prototype video in the twitter post. “We would like to […]

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Zoom shows its true colors

Zoom seemed to be making positive progress in regards to its security and PR issues during its self-imposed 90-feature freeze. But with just one move, has killed its positive public image and will continue its exodus of users from its video chat platform. Related Reading: Zoom This is truly a shame, Zoom was battling the […]

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Zoom drops Giphy integration

Over the last few months Zoom has grown from an also ran to one of the fastest growing video conferencing services that do not come from one of the 5 Big Tech companies. Related Reading: Zoom Zoom is battling the Trillion Dollar Goliaths who are coming after them hard, Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook all […]

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Microsoft announces Xbox Family Settings app for iOS and Android

Microsoft announced Xbox Family Settings app in preview today with the aim to help parents manage their family’s screen time, content filters and social permissions. Microsoft is rolling out limited app previews for iOS and Android with more than 20 customizable features. Now that we are all spending more time at home in front of […]