YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts . YouTube Shorts has arrived in India. It is in the beta phase and comes as the Trump Administration decides whether it will ban TikTok in the U.S. . Like TikTok, users can create a 15-second clip set to music, , which is available via an "in-product music picker feature.". A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge that the feature "currently has 100,000s of tracks, and we're working with music artists, labels and publishers to make more of their content available to continue expanding our catalog.". YouTube will display the Shorts on its homepage
TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft . According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday. It is not yet known which parts of the Chinese-owned company will be taken over by Oracle. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also confirmed with CNBC Monday morning that the White House had received TikTok's Oracle partnership proposal. . In order to move forward, TikTok parent company ByteDance and Oracle will first need to get approval from the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS). The deal must satisfy the committee's national security concerns. Trump has repeatedly said that the social media app poses risks amounting to a "national emergency.". TikTok was given a deadline, which is up on Tuesday, to sell to an American company or be banned in the U.S. Last month, TikTok sued the U.S. government, saying it lacked evidence to prove that the app was a threat to national security and that the company was denied due process to adequately secure a U.S. deal
The World Food Program chief warns that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic
Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral Control Over Apps. Zuckerberg says "questions" need to be asked when it comes to the "unilateral control" Apple's App Store has over apps. The Facebook CEO was asked for his opinion on the antitrust backlash Apple is facing. Well I certainly think that they have the unilateral control of what gets on the phones in terms of apps. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. I think it's probably about 50% of Americans who have smart phones, and a lot more people around the world. I think there are more than a billion Apple devices. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. So I do think that there are questions that people should be looking into about that control of the App Store and whether that is enabling as robust of a competitive dynamic, Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. By contrast, Zuckerberg praised the App Store's rival, Google Play Store
The Australian government has announced a $3.7 million grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism
COVID-19 has made remote work the norm, what will this mean for cities across the U.S.? Jennifer Stojkovic Executive Director of Sf. citi and Dr. Jason Rao senior lecturer at Cornell university weigh in.
Joe Biden is falling behind Hillary Clinton's polling with Latino voters compared to this time in 2016. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is making gains with conservative Latino voters in Florida. Our experts examine why the Latino voting bloc could be so crucial to the election this year. The answer is more complicated than you may think. Matt McDermott, VP Whitmann Insight Strategies and Matt Klink, GOP Campaign Strategist outline where this group may make the most impact in November.
Having successfully flattened their curve, coronavirus numbers are again on the rise across Europe. Is this a second wave? Or the remnants of the first? Dr. Jason Rao, senior lecturer at Cornell University weighs in.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take time off from work to care for a family member without fear of losing their job
Federal prosecutors have brought new wire fraud charges against two associates of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who previously had been accused of using foreign money to make illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians
President Donald Trump’s son is willing to comply with a subpoena to testify in a New York investigation into the family’s businesses, but only after the November election