World  /  Published 04.08.20

TikTok: Trump okays Microsoft bid

President Trump gave the go-ahead for Microsoft to pursue an acquisition of TikTok, in his first public comments about the popular Chinese-owned video app after he had threatened to ban it from the US...
By Reuters in Beijing, Hong Kong

World  /  Published 02.08.20

TikTok US venture for sale: ByteDance

ByteDance, the Chinese Internet giant that owns TikTok, has offered to sell all of the popular video app’s American operations as a way to save the business from being banned by the Trump admini...
By Raymond Zhong, Steve Lohr in New York

Business  /  Published 02.08.20

TikTok: Ambani, Goenka in race

Jio Platforms and Calcutta-based tycoon Sanjiv Goenka are being named as the frontrunners to buy the Indian operation of TikTok if it the company is put up for sale separately. The video-sharing socia...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

World  /  Published 01.08.20

Trump says will ban TikTok in US

  US President Donald Trump has said that he will act to ban TikTok as soon as on Saturday, amidst reports of American technology giant Microsoft being in advanced talks to acquire the popular C...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 19.07.20

TikTok can be banned ‘within weeks’

TikTok could be banned in the US “within weeks” as Donald Trump’s administration looks to blacklist the Chinese-owned viral video app over security concerns. White House officials a...
By The Daily Telegraph in London


World  /  Published 12.07.20

Amazon in TikTok ‘mistake'

In the span of a few hours on Friday, Inc banned and then unbanned the TikTok video sharing app from employee mobile devices, calling the move a mistake. The news generated widespread atte...
By Reuters in Washington

Style  /  Published 11.07.20

TikTok ticked for all

A few days before the axe fell on the 59 apps connected to China, I was engaged for the better part of a day gawking at the hair colour filter challenge on TikTok, one of the banned apps. I marvelled ...
By Anasuya Basu

Technology  /  Published 11.07.20

Will Reels reel in users?

In the last few days we have seen a deepening of politics around Internet apps and solutions, which even till a few years ago, was about transcending national borders. TikTok — for whatever its ...
By Mathures Paul

Business  /  Published 06.07.20

WTO: India on firm ground

China’s threat to take India to the World Trade Organisation does not carry weight as the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) under the WTO permits exemption under security considerati...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.20

Sabkuch TikTok hai

“Sabkuch ticktock hai.” So would say William Methwold in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. The Englishman, who was all set to leave India as it inched closer to Independenc...
By Upala Sen


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