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    Trump Says TikTok Must Sell U.S. Arm by Sept. 15, or Close (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: Trump Says TikTok Must Sell U.S. Arm by Sept. 15, or Close  — President says...

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    The FCC will take public comment for 45 days on the Trump administration's petition for new transparency rules on how social media companies moderate content (David Shepardson/Reuters)

    David Shepardson / Reuters: The FCC will take public comment for 45 days on the Trump...

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    Sources: AGs from NY and CA are partnering with the FTC to investigate Amazon's online marketplace, with plans to interview witnesses in coming weeks (Spencer Soper/Bloomberg)

    Spencer Soper / Bloomberg: Sources: AGs from NY and CA are partnering with the FTC to...

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    Trump says he is fine with the idea of Microsoft buying TikTok in US, but the US government should be paid a "substantial amount of money" as part of the deal (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

    Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Trump says he is fine with the idea of Microsoft buying TikTok...

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    [Thread] A look at the correspondence between a hacked US travel management firm, CWT, and the ransomware attackers, who were paid $4.5M in BTC to decrypt files (Jack Stubbs/@jc_stubbs)

    Jack Stubbs / @jc_stubbs: [Thread] A look at the correspondence between a hacked US travel management...

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    Another video making Nancy Pelosi seem drunk goes viral; YouTube, Twitter removed versions of it, while Facebook, where it has 2M+ views, adds fact-check label (Donie O'Sullivan/CNN)

    Donie O'Sullivan / CNN: Another video making Nancy Pelosi seem drunk goes viral; YouTube, Twitter removed...

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    Take-Two Interactive beat expectations in fiscal Q1 with revenue of $831.3M, up 54% YoY, despite not launching any new games during the quarter (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

    Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Take-Two Interactive beat expectations in fiscal Q1 with revenue of $831.3M, up...

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    Twitter says FTC may soon fine it between $150M-$250M for using users' email addresses and phone numbers for ad targeting; practice was disclosed in Oct. 2019 (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

    Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Twitter says FTC may soon fine it between $150M-$250M for using...

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    Canalys: global Q2 tablet shipments grew 26% YoY to 37.5M, desktop PC shipments fell 26%; iPad shipments grew 19.8% YoY to 14.24M for a leading 38% market share (Jeremy Horwitz/VentureBeat)

    Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat: Canalys: global Q2 tablet shipments grew 26% YoY to 37.5M, desktop PC...

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    China to launch a state-run authentication system in Sept. for game makers to enforce game playing with real names; Tencent and NetEase use their own systems (Masha Borak/South China Morning Post)

    Masha Borak / South China Morning Post: China to launch a state-run authentication system in Sept....

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    Zoom will halt direct sales to consumers in mainland China, only offering its tech via third-party partners starting Aug. 23 amid scrutiny over privacy concerns (Paayal Zaveri/Business Insider)

    Paayal Zaveri / Business Insider: Zoom will halt direct sales to consumers in mainland China, only...

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    YouTube says the number of creators who no longer rely on ads for the majority of their earnings grew 40% between January and May (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: YouTube says the number of creators who no longer rely on ads for the majority...

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    With a TikTok sale, China would lose control of its first global internet sensation, hardening the suspicions inside China that US is sabotaging its tech growth (Wall Street Journal)

    Wall Street Journal: With a TikTok sale, China would lose control of its first global internet...

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    During the pandemic, users are increasingly turning to charts, infographics, and headlines on Instagram, benefiting accounts that post text-based info (Axios)

    Axios: During the pandemic, users are increasingly turning to charts, infographics, and headlines on Instagram, benefiting...

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    Alphabet borrowed $10B in its largest ever bond issue from the corporate debt market, which it secured at its lowest-ever cost of financing (Kate Duguid/Reuters)

    Kate Duguid / Reuters: Alphabet borrowed $10B in its largest ever bond issue from the corporate...

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    A look back at the rise of the custom ringtone industry, which had sales of $1.1B at its peak in 2007 before sales shrunk by 97% in the following decade (Gil Kazimirov/OneZero )

    Gil Kazimirov / OneZero : A look back at the rise of the custom ringtone industry, which...

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    Researchers describe how attackers can sidestep security features of chip-based credit and debit cards from certain banks to create counterfeit cards (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

    Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Researchers describe how attackers can sidestep security features of chip-based...

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    Sources: Apple told some landlords of UK stores it wants rent reduction of up to 50% and a rent-free period, offering to extend leases by a few years in return (Sam Chambers/The Sunday Times)

    Sam Chambers / The Sunday Times: Sources: Apple told some landlords of UK stores it wants...

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    TechHub, a coworking space that was once the heart of London's start-up scene, filed for administration (Tim Bradshaw/Financial Times)

    Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times: TechHub, a coworking space that was once the heart of London's...

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    Escalating threats to ban TikTok push creators and users to apps like Triller, which has now topped the US App Store multiple times, plus Byte, Reels, others (Josh Constine/Constine's Moving ...)

    Josh Constine / Constine's Moving Product newsletter: Escalating threats to ban TikTok push creators and users...

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    Mike Pompeo suggests US will take action in the coming days against more Chinese software companies that it perceives as a risk to national security (Aime Williams/Financial Times)

    Aime Williams / Financial Times: Mike Pompeo suggests US will take action in the coming days...

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    Social video app Triller sues TikTok and ByteDance, claims they infringe on patent covering a way "for creating music videos synchronized with an audio track" (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

    Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Social video app Triller sues TikTok and ByteDance, claims they infringe on...

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    Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is mulling new rules around statements regarding election results including premature claims of victory (Ben Smith/New York Times)

    Ben Smith / New York Times: Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is mulling new rules around statements...

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    Former Intel executive on how Intel achieved dominance in the computer industry after pivoting from memory chips to CPUs and then lost it as smartphones emerged (Michael Bruck/LinkedIn)

    Michael Bruck / LinkedIn: Former Intel executive on how Intel achieved dominance in the computer industry...

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    After a talk between Satya Nadella and Trump, Microsoft says it will continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in US, which will wrap up by Sept. 15 (The Official Microsoft Blog)

    The Official Microsoft Blog: After a talk between Satya Nadella and Trump, Microsoft says it will...

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    Profile of Twitter hack mastermind Graham Clark, a troubled teen who allegedly went from scamming on Minecraft to joining hacker forum OGUsers and SIM swapping (New York Times)

    New York Times: Profile of Twitter hack mastermind Graham Clark, a troubled teen who allegedly went...

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    Google debuts a Chrome extension to show how many ads are loaded on a web page, what advertisers are involved, and what user data was used for personalized ads (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

    Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Google debuts a Chrome extension to show how many ads are loaded...

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    Sources: behind TikTok's progress toward making a Microsoft deal, with weeks of talks that included US officials, nearly derailed by Trump's public opposition (Wall Street Journal)

    Wall Street Journal: Sources: behind TikTok's progress toward making a Microsoft deal, with weeks of talks...

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    A look at the rise of Jio, which is also a bet on tech nationalism and really one more chapter in Reliance's long history of coopetition with India's government (Byrne Hobart/The Diff)

    Byrne Hobart / The Diff: A look at the rise of Jio, which is also a...

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    Sources: ByteDance has agreed to divest US operations of TikTok under a proposed new deal with the White House that would see Microsoft take over TikTok in US (Echo Wang/Reuters)

    Echo Wang / Reuters: Sources: ByteDance has agreed to divest US operations of TikTok under a...