China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping
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China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping

Nearly all of China’s largest internet firms have established a presence in online grocery. Just this week, news arrived that Alibaba co-led the $196 million C3 funding round of Nice Tuan, the two-year-old grocery group-buying firm’s fourth round year to date. People in China shop online for almost everything, including …

The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent
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The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent

As Ant Group seizes the world’s attention with its record initial public offering, which was abruptly called off by Beijing, investors and analysts are revisiting the fintech interests of Tencent, Ant’s arch rival in China. It’s somewhat complicated to do this, not least because they are sprawled across a number …

The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent
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The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent

As Ant Group seizes the world’s attention with its record initial public offering, which was abruptly called off by Beijing, investors and analysts are revisiting Tencent’s fintech interests, recognized as Ant’s archrival in China. It’s somewhat complicated to do this, not least because they are sprawled across a number of …

The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent
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The race to be China’s top fintech platform: Ant vs Tencent

As Ant Group seizes the world’s attention with its record initial public offering, which was abruptly called off by Beijing, investors and analysts are revisiting Tencent’s fintech interests, recognized as Ant’s archrival in China. It’s somewhat complicated to do this, not least because they are sprawled across a number of …

U.S. appeals court rejects Trump's WeChat ban, for now
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U.S. appeals court rejects Trump’s WeChat ban, for now

A U.S. appeals court today rejected a demand by the Justice Department to allow Trump to immediately prohibit Apple and Google from offering WeChat for download in their respective app stores. The popular app is owned by Tencent, in China. From reporting by David Shepardson at Reuters: The three-judge panel …

TikTok ask the court to prevent a US ban from taking effect
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TikTok ask the court to prevent a US ban from taking effect

Last week the Commerce Department delayed plans to implement a ban that would prevent new downloads of the TikTok app by one week, pushing the deadline out to this coming Sunday as its owner negotiated a deal with the government, Oracle and Walmart…. Continue Reading…

TikTok files for injunction against pending Trump app ban
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TikTok files for injunction against pending Trump app ban

TikTok’s fight with the Trump administration doesn’t yet appear to be over, regardless of what the deal that was signed between its parent company ByteDance and Oracle says. Earlier today, the company filed a motion to stop the Commerce Department from enforcing a ban against the popular social app. That …

A laptop computer screen in Beijing shows the homepage of Google.cn, 26 January 2006, a day after its debut in mainland China where the US online search engine launched a new service after agreeing to censor websites and content banned by the Beijing authorities (AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN)
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TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies, that narrative flipped as China’s tech innovation and investment power became increasingly evident, and the expanding reach of the Chinese Communist Party’s cybersecurity regulations …

WeChat ban in the U.S. temporarily halted by a court order
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WeChat ban in the U.S. temporarily halted by a court order

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WeChat ban in the U.S. temporarily halted by a court order
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WeChat ban in the U.S. temporarily halted by a court order

The imminent WeChat ban that was set to remove the app from U.S. app stores on Sunday is going to have to wait a bit longer. It’s a big positive step for an app that has more than a billion users worldwide. In a Sunday ruling, a U.S. judge in …