Everyone Downloading TikTok

Yesterday, the Commerce Department said it will not allow TikTok or WeChat to appear on app stores in the U.S. after 11:59pm on Sunday. The backstory: TikTok seemed to be out of the dog house earlier this week when ByteDance accepted Oracle’s bid for a tech partnership and a major equity stake…but everyone’s still waiting […]

Oracle May Offer to Buy TikTok, Pending Regulatory Approval

by Josh Hendrickson Last month, Microsoft announced its intentions to buy TikTok from parent company ByteDance. That set off a series of negotiations and talks that have now led to a decision—Oracle will probably buy TikTok. Nope, that wasn’t a typo. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that Oracle will make the announcement soon according […]

Enough with the Linux security misinformation

Every few weeks, another security story appears saying how insecure Linux is. There’s only one problem with most of them: They’re fake news. The real problem is incompetent system administrators. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols “Security is a process, not a product.” Bruce Schneier Like all operating systems, Linux isn’t perfectly secure. Nothing is. As security […]

And Then There Was One

Amazon Announces Surprising Retirement of Possible Bezos Successor Jeff Wilke by Toby Howell When it comes to executives named Jeff, Amazon’s got a deeper bench than the U.S. men’s basketball team. But it’ll need to reload: Jeff Wilke, the head of Amazon’s consumer division, submitted his 5-month notice yesterday, saying he plans to retire in […]

Curbside your Enthusiasm

by Neal Freyman Walmart rode the “well, there’s nothing else to do…might as well shop” ethos of the pandemic to another magnificent quarter, according to its Q2 results yesterday. The star of the show was—no surprise here—online U.S. sales, which nearly doubled (97% growth) over last year. U.S. same-store sales increased 9.3%, just a tick […]

Facebook pushes back against Apple’s App Store fees

by Anthony Ha Facebook joined the growing ranks of companies publicly complaining about the 30% fee that Apple collects on payments made through its App Store. Those complaints came midway through a blog post about the social network’s new feature supporting paid online events. Facebook said that to support struggling businesses, it won’t be collecting […]

Apple is worried you’ll mistake it for a pear.

Apple wants this recipe app to stop using a pear in its logo The software giant says Prepear’s logo could create confusion with its own By Kim Lyons Apple has filed a notice of opposition against a meal prep company because it claims the Prepear app’s cartoon fruit logo— in this case, a pear— is […]