Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google…

The author of proposed Australian laws that would make Facebook and Google pay for journalism says his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but would remain fundamentally unchanged

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube…

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

Everyone's Shopping Online Now. Amazon Needs Help

Amazon has a postponed Prime Day coming up, not to mention the general increase in online shopping seen since the pandemic began—and it needs lots more hands to help with demand. That's why, the company announced Monday, it's hiring an additional 100,000 part-time and full-time workers, who will...

Trump not ready to OK TikTok deal, admits US…

President Donald Trump said he expects to get a report Thursday about Oracle’s bid for the Chinese-owned video app TikTok

TikTok Has a Buyer at the 11th Hour: Report

Looks like TikTok is selling its US operations to Oracle, a Silicon Valley firm, only a week before President Trump threatened to ban the app if no deal materialized. At least that's what insiders tell the Wall Street Journal . But no details have emerged about the Chinese video-sharing app's apparent...

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of…

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

Sumo Logic Begins Trading on the Nasdaq

Sumo Logic has made its public debut. Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, joined Cheddar to discuss the decision to take the company public and Sumo's success as more businesses use cloud technology to manage data.

US govt: Upcoming WeChat 'ban' won't target its…

A looming WeChat ban from the U.S. government won’t target people who use the Chinese messaging app to communicate, according to a filing in a court case Wednesday

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral…

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

Facebook to Employees: Here's Time Off, Go Work…

With shortages of poll workers looming before the election, one big tech company is stepping up to help fill that gap. Facebook executives told Axios this week that it will be offering its employees additional paid time off so they can become poll workers if they so choose, which would...

Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sony said Wednesday its upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft’s X Box Series X over whose new console will be under people’s tree this year

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Ford Invests in Electric Vehicle Space, Gears up…

As Ford gears up for production of its 2021 F-150, more jobs are slated to meet the demand for an electric version. Kumar Galhotra, Ford president, Americas & international markets group, joined Cheddar to discuss production and the company's focus in the EV space.

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video…

A video altered to make it appear Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it twice

Murphy criticizes YouTube stars for 'Jersey Shore…

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, many flouting COVID-19 social distancing rules

Pops and Flops: Carnival, Dave & Buster's, and…

Carnival shares are down as the cruise industry remains in limbo while vaccine development continues for COVID-19. The cruise line has canceled all trips until 2021. Dave & Buster's shares are flopping over speculation that the company could file for bankruptcy and is considering potential layoffs. Snowflake shares are also flopping after its historic debut on the NYSE.

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking…

The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and abroad, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers

Primate monkeys around with student's phone…

A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo and video selfies before abandoning it in the jungle

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Behind Snowflake's Massive Public Offering Debut

Snowflake made its debut on the Nasdaq in the largest public offering of the year and continues to see growth as businesses offer remote work options amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cheddar's Jill Wagner and Kristen Scholer take a deep dive into Snowflake's success.

Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest…

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday