The biggest challenge to any acquistion deal involving TikTok is the executive order passed by Trump administration from August 6, which bans TikTok parent company ByteDance from handling transactions in the US. The order, which has been strongly opposed by China, takes effect within 45 days. Notably, US President Donald Trump considers TikTok a potential security threat but the US government has failed to produce any evidence to prove that ByteDance or TikTok has ever shared the data of Americans with the Chinese government. TikTok has also opposed Trump's decision and is likely to challenge the Trump administration’s order. … [Read more...] about Twitter and TikTok have had preliminary talks about a merger: Report
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If you haven’t been living off social media (if you are, we want to know how), you’ve probably smiled and drooled over the gorgeous wedding photos of Baahubali actor Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Hyderabad on Saturday. … [Read more...] about News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi records lowest Covid-19 deaths in two months, Kejriwal says every human invaluable and all the latest news
Many of Mr. Modi's online followers meet all these criteria. But he is not the only one with a legion of Twitter followers with questionable credentials. Online analysis of almost all Twitter celebrities reveals a similar picture. Even accounts of professionals in various fields with a few thousand followers have a significant percentage of ‘fakes’ making up the list. … [Read more...] about Followers or phantoms?
Sandeep Goyal Rapper Badshah has been trending on Twitter over the weekend. Yes, for all the wrong reasons. Actually, all the right reasons for all the wrongdoings, more like. Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia aka Badshah, famous (or infamous!) on micro blogging site Twitter as @Its_Badshah, has exploded to top trend with hundreds of memes after he was questioned by Mumbai Police in an investigation into an alleged racket involving him in the purchase of fake social media followers and likes. Badshah, known for his singles Proper Patola, Wakhra Swag, DJ Waley Babu and Genda Phool allegedly bought 7.2 crore views for his song Pagal Hai, which he claimed had set a new YouTube record beating Taylor Swift and Korean band BTS - the claim was however rejected by Google’s YouTube (surely, they knew better). The Mumbai Mirror ran a report saying police officials had confirmed that Badshah confessed to having paid Rs 72 lakh for the fake views with the intent of setting a YouTube world record. … [Read more...] about Opinion: With Badshah on the mat, can others be far behind?
By Gerrit De Vynck and Eric NewcomerOne of Dara Khosrowshahi's first tasks at Uber Technologies Inc. will be coming up with a new set of core principles. Uber's board ripped up parts of the original list of 14 corporate values, authored years ago by co-founder Travis Kalanick, after they were used by employees to justify malicious behavior around the office.Rewriting the company's ethical code will be a symbolic way for the newly appointed chief executive officer to put his stamp on a company scarred by months of management turmoil, allegations of widespread sexual discrimination and mounting legal threats.Uber is turning to the 48-year-old Expedia Inc. CEO to articulate what the transportation Goliath should stand for and inspire a workforce of more than 15,000.people who have associated with both men.Kalanick introduced the new CEO to employees at a staff meeting Wednesday morning. Khosrowshahi, who starts September 5, cracked jokes and fielded inquiries. In response to a question … [Read more...] about New Uber CEO Khosrowshahi hints at 2019 IPO