China is stepping in to the TikTok saga, and their approach seems justified; Microsoft should drop out. Then, how is Apple manufacturing its products in the time of COVID?
Trump put TikTok’s potential sale to Microsoft in a new light, and it is an exceedingly ugly one.
There are four Internets: China versus the U.S., and the E.U. and India. India’s potential new model rests on Jio.
Facebook responds to China in Hong Kong, while Stripe avoids the complication. Then, Instagram Reels shows why Instagram Stories succeeded.
India is banning Chinese apps, in a reminder that nations still matter; China knows the more than anyone. Then, why centralized App Stores make this easier, and why Reddit is a reminder that infrastructure matters.
Two podcasts apps were banned in China; Apple has to follow local law, but how much censorship is Apple doing itself? Then Zoom demonstrates it can’t be trusted.
The NBA controversy in China highlights a culture clash that both tech companies and the U.S. government need to take to heart. Plus, why Tiktok being Chinese is increasingly a problem.
If there is a new tech cold war, it is one with shots fired over a decade ago, largely by China. The questions going forward are about both leverage and values.
China blocks Bing, which raises more questions for the most successful foreign service provider in China: Apple. Then, Tencent gets some games approved, and how Atlassian and Netflix are similar.
Happy Thanksgiving! Tencent’s earnings and impressive diversification, and the impact on Apple, plus why MLB’s new deal with Fox shows that sports are as valuable as ever.