The likely ‘Indian angle’ in Microsoft’s acquisition of TikTok

Microsoft Corp is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business, the Financial Times reported, citing five people with knowledge of the talks. However, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters that Microsoft had not raised the prospect of buying all of TikTok in its negotiations with ByteDance. Microsoft had said it […]

The likely ‘Indian angle’ in Microsoft-TikTok deal

BENGALURU: Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business, including the viral video app’s operations in India and Europe, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. One investor pegged the value of Tik-Tok’s India business at as much as $10 billion. Microsoft had said on […]

Giraffe review – an erotic tale of love, location and loyalty

The director uses nonprofessionals in various roles as interviewees, both the Danish farm families and the Polish construction workers. A professional actor, Maren Eggert, plays Dara’s friend Käthe, who works on the ferry and broods on the lonely passengers she sees, and Lucek is going to end up being just such a passenger.

Apple says cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia violate iOS app store rules

“Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search,” Apple added in the statement.

Best smartphone deals for August 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel

Samsung Galaxy smartphone deals More than ten years after their inception, Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones still command the lion’s share of the Android smartphone market and could arguably be considered Apple’s main competition worldwide (although Apple currently enjoys a larger market share in the U.S. than all Android phone brands combined). As you probably inferred from […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs. Galaxy Note 10: A noteworthy upgrade?

Camera As usual, Samsung has made updates to its smartphone cameras this year, starting with the S20 series. The momentum is in full swing as the new Note 20 gets a spec bump in the camera department. It has a 12-megapixel main sensor, a 64-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide. The cameras come with […]

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus turns smartphone performance up to 11

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Take-Two’s CEO has his doubts about a Netflix pricing model for video games

“In the case of interactive entertainment, consumers will play titles for many months, and they may devote their attention to one, two or three titles — and, in that event, it’s hard to imagine that a broad-based subscription offering at a high or moderate price is going to be all that interesting to the bulk […]

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

“After high school, my dad didn’t make me get a job right away and decided to give me a year to try and make a career out of this,” Conrad said. “I told him, ‘Dad, if I make what you make in a year, then I get to keep going.’ And then I made that […]

Apple confirms it won’t allow game streaming services like xCloud and Google Stadia on iOS devices

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service won’t be available on Apple’s iOS devices, despite a lengthy testing period on the platform. The reason, according to Apple, is that the company requires game software submissions to be reviewed on a title-by-title basis.