Chinese TikTok users under 14 are having their time on the platform limited to just 40 minutes a day, in China's latest move to curb online addiction for younger Chinese users. The restriction is being rolled out in the form of a "youth mode," which automatically sorts all registered users under14 into a different user category.
F5 is buying Threat Stack for $68 million as it is looking to bolster its cloud security portfolio. The deal comes months after F5 bought Volterra for $500 million. The startup specializes in cloud security for applications and provides real-time threat detection for cloud infrastructure and workloads.
Twitter is proposing an $809.5 million settlement for a 2016 securities class action lawsuit that alleged the company misled investors about its user engagement figures. The lawsuit alleged that Twitter provided misleading information to investors about growth metrics to make the company appear financially healthier than it was. Twitter said it expects to use cash on hand to pay the settlement amount in its fourth quarter.
With the merger of Oppo and OnePlus, the company is planning to launch a unified OS in 2022. This will be running on both Oppo devices and take the fast and fluid elements of OnePlus' software and the feature-rich nature of ColorOS. The company will also keep the ad-free, bloat-free approach to software and keep the bootloader unlocked.
Amazon may be releasing a new version of its Paperwhite reader with a high-end "Signature Edition," showing new Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition models with 6.8-inch 300 ppi displays and 17 LEDs. The current Paperwhite has a 6-inch display and just four LEDs.
SpaceX's Starlink satellite-broadband service will emerge from beta in October, CEO Elon Musk said last night, sending email invitations to Starlink's public beta in 2020. The service is far from perfect, as trees can disrupt the line-of-sight connections to satellites and the satellite dishes go into "thermal shutdown" in hot areas.
Binance is facing more pressure from regulators over possible abuses at its cryptocurrency exchange, including possible insider trading and market manipulation. The company hasn't been accused of wrongdoing, but Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigators have inquired with potential witnesses about issues like the location of Binance servers and whether the US can pursue any cases.
Google is planning to add free TV channels to Google TV, the Android-based smart TV platform that powers Chromecast as well as select smart TVs from companies including Sony and TCL. The company has held talks with companies distributing so-called FAST (free, ad-supported streaming television) channels, which have the look and feel of traditional linear TV networks.
To understand the behavior of Gen Z and Gen Alpha, marketers must look at the behavior and behavior of the young generations during the Pandemic, as younger generations spend more time and across the digital environment than As public safety measures and regional lockdowns curbed in-person activities, younger generations spent more time in-game and across digital environments than ever before as gaming has become synonymous with socializing. While older millennials spend downtime scrolling through social feeds, gen Z and gen alpha are logging in to explore virtual worlds, connect with friends and attend experiences in digital environments.
Amazon closed 3,000 online merchant account accounts backed by 600 Chinese companies as the company's campaign is intended to not target China. This comes as the firm kicked off a clean up campaign against questionable practices such as paying for good reviews often going unchecked on the Chinese e-commerce platform.
Rumors are circulating of another Microsoft acquisition, with only a few big enough companies that warrant that type of buzz. This may be Take-Two Interactive, who has a catalog of 2K games and other notable franchises such as Grand Theft Auto and Bioshock. However, this is not the only option.