Microsoft wants to buy TikTok's US operations
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Post haste

Microsoft wants to boy  the short-video app TikTok, a potential blockbuster deal that could re-shape the social media industry and further inflame crumbling US-China relations.

Microsoft consigns Cortana to scrap yard
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Standalone mobile apps shut down

Software King of the World Microsoft is planning to shut down its standalone Cortana mobile apps as it refocuses on business users.

Steve Jobs blocked Amazon Kindle purchases
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Antitrust inquiry into Apple's antics

According to a collection of internal emails recently released by lawmakers, as part of the House Judiciary Committee's antirust probe into Apple, a series of Amazon advertisements prompted Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller to block in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS.

Daft Musk schooled by Egyptians
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Why Musk keeps tweeting stupid things is one of the world's mysteries

Tesla boss Elon Musk has attracted a lot of hate from Egyptian students after he published a bizarre tweet claiming that the Great Pyramid was 'obviously' built by aliens.

ARM China conflict escalates
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Chinese government might need to become involved

ARM's conflict with its Chinese subsidiuary is getting out of hand, and might require intervention from the Chinese government.

YouTube declares war on Danish music
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Threatens to go all Viking

YouTube is having a public spat with songwriters and music publishers in Denmark and is threatening to ban Danish music from the video site.

Health crisis causes boom for technology companies
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Top 25 companies making a killing

The COVID-19 pandemic is providing new business opportunities for the tech sector, as evidenced by the performance of the world’s top 25 technology companies, according to a GlobalData report.

Nvidia launches new Rainbow Six bundle
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For new RTX 20 series owners

Nvidia has updated its Frames Wins Games promotion, bundling Rainbow Six: Siege Gold Edition with select Geforce RTX series cards.

Apple makes more cash than expected
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Confirms more product delays

While the fruity cargo cult Apple had supply problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its bottom line was boosted by people suddenly needing gear to work from home.

Huawei shipped more smartphones than anyone else
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Despite American bans

For the first time, Huawei has shipped more smartphones worldwide over a quarter than any other company, according to a report from analyst firm Canalys.