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President Donald Trump said TikTok has until Sept. 15 to find a US buyer or else face a ban.
Microsoft is reportedly in talks to purchase TikTok, a move that Trump said on Monday that he would support.
He also said the US Treasury should receive payment as part of a potential deal in which TikTok is sold to a US company.
Trump has previously threatened to ban the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company.
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President Donald Trump's administration will take action to ban TikTok unless it's sold to a US company by Sept. 15, Trump told reporters at the White House Monday afternoon.
He also said he approves of a possible sale to Microsoft, which has expressed interest in buying TikTok.
Trump has previously threatened to ban TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance. US lawmakers and members of the Trump administration have said the massively-popular video sharing app poses a national security threat because it's owned by a Chinese company.
TikTok is reportedly looking for a potential US buyer following increasing pressure from the Trump administration, and Microsoft announced Sunday that it is interested in potentially buying the company. In its statement announcing its plans, Microsoft said it wanted to finalize the deal "no later than September 15, 2020."
"During this process, Microsoft looks forward to continuing dialogue with the United States Government, including with the President," Microsoft said in the statement.
Trump said Monday that he would approve of a deal involving a sale to Microsoft, and added that he expects payment to the US Treasury as part of the deal, possibly referencing taxes paid on the acquisition. He previously said on Friday that he did not approve of such a sale and instead wanted to ban TikTok outright, but his stance softened after speaking to Republican lawmakers and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, according to The New York Times.
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While VR headset adoption has lagged behind expectations due to technical issues, the market is now on the cusp of a transformation thanks to the promise of 5G.
The new standard's technical capabilities, like low latency, lightning-fast speeds, and support for edge computing, will help VR overcome the barriers that have inhibited its adoption. As a result, explosive growth in the VR market is expected to coincide with the rollout of 5G networks.
As the chief growth engine for the VR market, telecoms have an opportunity to monetize the immersive tech beyond simply providing the connectivity for it.
Since the VR market is still relatively nascent, early moving telecoms have an opportunity to step in and revolutionize the VR monetization paradigm before the technology is mainstream. Network operators have a particular advantage in becoming VR solution creators and enablers because they have early access to 5G networks. That gives them a head start on prototyping 5G-dependent VR hardware, content, and services. Telecoms that pursue this route have a significant opportunity: By 2026, the annual revenue for telecoms as solution creators for the immersive technology segment is expected to reach $24 billion, per Ericsson.
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Since content will remain a chief barrier to VR uptake, telecoms should drive value beyond connectivity in the VR ecosystem by expanding to become solution creators.
Creating VR solutions can help operators stay ahead of the digital revolution as convergence reshapes the industry and become more attractive partners for enterprises.
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The top writer for Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program has resigned after it was revealed he’d secretly posted racist and sexist messages for five years on an online forum, CNN Business reported Friday.Blake Neff, who worked for the right-wing Daily Caller before moving over to Fox News four years ago, had been posting the messages under the pseudonym CharlesXII and sometimes referred to work he did for Carlson in his messages, according to CNN.The message board was AutoAdmit — also known as XOXOhth — which often features racist, sexist and vulgar content, CNN reported. Neff’s messages included racist posts about Black men and a mocking, years-long detailed account of the love life of a woman, who was then harassed by his online followers.Fox News issued a statement to employees Saturday noting that management first learned Friday that “now former employee Blake Neff” made “horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym” on AutoAdmit.“We want to make abundantly clear that Fox News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior,” the statement added. “Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation. Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force.” In a 2018 interview on Fox News, Carlson called Neff a “great writer.” He also acknowledged Neff in the credits for his book “Ship of Fools” for research and for “greatly” improving “our nightly show on Fox.”There was no immediate comment from Carlson. But shortly after the CNN report, Carlson exploded in his program over “cancel culture.” He added: “We are in a situation where it’s... individuals against the mob — online, other news organisations, CNN particularly.”The Fox News statement said he would address the issue on his program Monday.Neff did not respond to repeated calls by CNN for comment and could not be reached for comment by HuffPost. His social media accounts have been deleted.Carlson’s Twitter critics hailed Neff’s departure — and eagerly awaited any other comment from the Fox News host. Is Carlson going to pretend to have been unaware of his close associate's posts? Is he going to defend his associate's views as 1) defensible and 2) consistent with his own? Or is he going to try to save his own career by throwing his friend under the bus?https://t.co/qMV1OHiB8z— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 10, 2020Important to note that Blake Neff, a top writer for Tucker Carlson, has also been using his real name to write bigoted, racist, sexist, and other offensive content for Tucker Carlson. https://t.co/LlXNd6eLtT— Glen Meyerowitz (@GlenMeyerowitz) July 10, 2020Tucker Carlson's top writer, Blake Neff, has been posting disgusting racist and sexist comments online for years.Some people just can't help but take their work home with them.https://t.co/novUgL72EC— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) July 10, 2020Dude sounds pretty excited #BlakeNeffpic.twitter.com/H0tsoIgzkg— UvT (@WasOnceLou) July 10, 2020This story has been updated to include comment from Fox News.Related...
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John Carmack, chief technology officer of Facebook’s Oculus virtual reality unit, is stepping back into a consulting role.Carmack said in a Facebook post, “I will still have a voice in the development work, but it will only be consuming a modest slice of my time.”He added that the plans to focus on artificial general intelligence, writing, “As for what I am going to be doing with the rest of my time: When I think back over everything I have done across games, aerospace and VR, I have always felt that I had at least a vague ‘line of sight’ to the solutions, even if they were unconventional or unproven.I have sometimes wondered how I would fare with a problem where the solution really isn’t in sight.I decided that I should give it a try before I get too old.”Carmack was a co-founder of game developer Id Software, which was behind Doom and Quake.
The new Razr has a 6.2-inch foldable screen and a 2.7-inch screen on the outside.It's pretty tall and incredibly thin when it's unfolded, but it folds down to a compact device that's smaller than any other phone with a 6.2-inch screen.The specs aren't too impressive, at least on paper, but it's too early to tell the new Razr's performance.The new Razr will be available to preorder on December 26 and is scheduled for release in the US in January.The new Razr, announced Wednesday, takes the form of a foldable smartphone with the same name and even a nearly identical, yet still modernized, design.For those who don't remember the original, the new gadget is still likely to come across as an ultra-sleek smartphone with a large screen that folds down into a compact square-like device.
Lenovo owned Motorola just revived the ubiquitous and iconic Motorola RAZR first released back in 2004, but now in the form of a Foldable Motorola Razr Android Smartphone.It is Motorola’s first foldable smartphone, and the third major Foldable smartphone so far released this year.Unlike the Galaxy Fold and the foldable Mate X that changes from a modern-sized phone into a tablet with a bigger footprint, the new Foldable Razr smartphone instead turns a conventional-sized smartphone into a more compact and pocketable smartphone.That way, the device can be collapsed into a sleek package when not in use.Notably, the Motorola Razr solves one of the Galaxy Fold major issues, and just as Cnet puts it, the device softly snaps shut from top to bottom when folded, with one side laying flat on top of the other, without a visible gap between the two halves of the screen.What is more, the device when in the compact form is nearly the same size when in the compact form – about 14mm.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will keep on keeping on for the new model year, though buyers will find standard active safety equipment as standard across the full lineup now.The base model, called the CX-5 Sport, will start at $26,135 after a $1,045 destination charge.Adding all-wheel drive to any trim (outside of the top Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models) is a $1,400 option.Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and lane-departure warning.Although the newly standard active safety gear is an area buyers will be able to see and touch, there are some internal improvements that won't be as noticeable.The company said engineers have gone through the crossover to improve its NVH characteristics (noise, vibration and harshness).
Trying to beat the Black Friday rush seems to have become a trend for phone retailers this year, launching their offers a good few weeks before Black Friday officially kicks in.The latest contender bringing you some early bargains and cheap contracts is Mobiles.co.uk.The phone retailer has launched early with a two-part offer - cheap tariffs on Samsung phone deals, Oppo handsets and Honor devices (we're talking £20 per month cheap!)While you won't be seeing those headline flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S10 or iPhone 11 in these early sales, there are a host of cheap offers across devices including the Samsung Galaxy A70, Samsung Galaxy A40, Oppo Reno and Honor 20.Yes, these aren't devices sporting world record specs but they are affordable handsets cut even further down in price through these sales.You can find out more about these mobile phone deals and Mobiles.co.uk's price guarantee below.
Rumors have been swirling around Apple's upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro for months now, and Wednesday could finally see the announcement of the laptop.The new computer will come with a bigger, brighter screen and new keyboard, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.Apple had unveiled a slight update to its MacBook Pro lineup during WWDC in July.Its 13- and 15-inch computers feature Intel's faster eighth- and ninth-gen Core processors, including an eight-core version.It also announced a redesigned keyboard for the MacBook Pro.Soon after that, however, rumors began floating around that Apple is working on variations of the laptop.
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The statement accompanying the logo explains the all-caps type treatment is mean to provide clarity.“People should know which companies make the products they use.” While it achieves that goal effortlessly, that is not what the logo is meant to do.No, the powerful platform is not an arbiter on any topic.He claims his creation is neither a judge of events in the news nor a proponent of any particular angle of news or stories of any kind.Facebook has been shrewdly positioning itself as the platform that most supports free speech.Its policy not to audit or edit claims in political advertisements are the most visible example of that policy.
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