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Exclusive: Microsoft faces complex technical challenges in TikTok carveout

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavor that could test the patience of President Donald Trump's administration, according to sources familiar with the setup. Read More


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Facebook, Microsoft gripes with Apple's App Store on EU's antitrust radar

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook and Microsoft's grievances over how their gaming apps appear on Apple's App Store may feed into an EU investigation into the iPhone maker's business as EU antitrust regulators said such concerns are on their radar. More »


Explainer: Microsoft's TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker's history with China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has emerged as the most likely buyer of the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese short-video app that U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing to effectively ban on national security grounds. More »


White House announces spectrum auction to fuel 5G growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday unveiled plans to auction off 100 megahertz of midband spectrum for use starting in mid-2022, part of U.S. efforts to ramp up fifth-generation network coverage. More »


Tencent Music beats quarterly revenue estimates on user additions

(Reuters) - China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday, as the music streaming service added more paying users during coronavirus-induced lockdowns. More »


Denmark angry at Google censorship of some Danish content, seeks talks

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark, angry at Google's censorship of some Danish content over an argument over copyright, said on Monday it was seeking talks with the Alphabet-owned tech giant. More »


Russia fines Google for not blocking banned content: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Monday fined Google 1.5 million roubles ($20,350) after finding it guilty of failing to block content banned in Russia, the Interfax news agency reported. More »


Tech giants back legal challenge to Trump's foreign worker restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. tech firms including Inc and Facebook Inc filed a legal brief on Monday backing a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on the entry of certain foreign workers to preserve jobs for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. More »


Russian watchdog says Apple abused mobile app market dominance

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian competition watchdog FAS on Monday said that Apple Inc has abused its dominant position in the mobile apps market through its App Store for iOS devices and will issue an order demanding that the company resolve regulations breaches. More »


Coronavirus accelerates European utilities' digital drive

MILAN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - When COVID-19 plunged Italy into lockdown, it was decision time at the Verampio power station. The control room, which runs a fleet of hydroelectric plants across the Piedmont region, hard hit by the pandemic, had to be secured to keep the lights on. More »


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