Enterprise software maker Oracle, the world’s second-largest software firm by revenue and market capitalization after Microsoft, has reportedly enter the race to acquire the Chinese-owned TikTok short video app following US President Donald Trump's divestment order.
In the United States, the president is threatening a large scale ban on apps available on the iPhone that originate from China, with the primary focus being on TikTok but also including apps like WeChat. And blocking the latter may have a huge impact on Apple's business.
Instagram today launched a direct competitor to TikTok, called Reels. The new service is available within the mobile Instagram app starting today, on both iOS and Android, in more than 50 countries worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia.
TikTok is supposedly running out of time in the United States, with the President of the United States threatening to ban the popular video app if a particular deadline is not met.
TikTok, one of the most popular social networks out there, is in some hot water in the United States, and it could come down to a ban if things don't go a certain way.
iOS and iPadOS 14 double down on privacy with a myriad of new features, including notifying you when an app or a widget access the system clipboard. Nest of all, this feature has already forced TikTok to promise to stop accessing the iOS clipboard after it was discovered that the app is grabbing clipboard content every few seconds.