Microsoft's discussions also include TikTok's business in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. TikTok's parent is a closely held Chinese Internet giant that operates a family of hit entertainment applications. ByteDance generated more than US$3b of net profit on US$17b in revenue last year, helping lead to a private-market valuation of more than US$100b, making it the world's most valuable startup, Bloomberg News reported in May. … [Read more...] about TikTok’s price is a giant question mark: How much is Microsoft willing to pay for Tiktok?
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I think we have every reason to celebrate. Much as I may accept that the growth has not been quite impressive, in so many areas we have a lot to celebrate. The fact that we say it is uninterrupted for the past 20 years is in itself a major reason to celebrate because, if it has been uninterrupted, it means democracy has come to stay. When you look at the democratic processes, going by the last elections, there have been a lot of improvements. It may not be in the conduct, but in the laws that are supposed to enable the processes. And since the last elections also, there have been some landmark electoral laws that Mr. President has assented to. That means that even the future of elections in Nigeria is brighter and, very soon, despite all the challenges we have seen in the past, votes might start counting. That will trigger the correction of other processes that may have affected this democracy negatively. For instance, the quality of candidates that will contest in future elections, … [Read more...] about Poor quality of governance remains a huge problem – Obiora Okonkwo
In a small group of patients, who seem mainly to be the elderly or those with long-term illnesses, it can lead to pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in which the insides of the lungs swell up and fill with fluid. It makes it increasingly difficult to breathe and, if left untreated, can be fatal and suffocate people. … [Read more...] about UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance
"I think it's important that young voters feel really in the process so that they could bring along their friends because it's their energy and excitement that's going to convince their peers to vote," Laupp said. "The number one result of the rally was that GenZ feels so motivated and so ready to rock," she added, speaking to the enthusiasm around protesting Trump's rally in Tulsa, when she made her big debut on the app. … [Read more...] about Undeterred by potential Trump ban, outside digital organizers rally enthusiasm for Joe Biden on TikTok
9:42 a.m. State says sports programs must maintain distance: New California guidance permits youth sports and physical education, including training, only when children can remain at least six feet apart and engage with “a stable cohort of participants, such as a class.” The guidance urges outdoor activities “to the maximum extent possible.” “Outdoor and indoor sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact or that would promote congregating are not permitted,” it says. That includes tournaments and competitions, “regardless of whether teams are from the same school or from different schools” or locations. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: School sports teams in Bay Area unlikely to resume in fall
8:34 a.m. Census reverses on needing more time due to pandemic: The Census Bureau said late on Monday that it would finish collecting data next month and work to deliver population tallies to President Trump that meet his constitutionally questionable order to exclude undocumented immigrants for the purpose of congressional apportionment, Politico reports. The agency had earlier said a pandemic-related delay required an extension of time to complete its data collection. But amid a renewed push by Trump to remove undocumented residents from the count, the agency says the data will be sent to the president by the end of the year — and not next spring, when Joe Biden could be in the Oval Office. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California data glitch leaves officials ‘feeling blind’ on pandemic tracking