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Apple often knows the users more than the users know themselves. 1
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The TikTok saga roils on, with Twitter now in the ring with Microsoft as potential acquirers for the viral social media app. 1
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TikTok will probably need to be managed autonomously but have a safety net, and Microsoft can do that. 1
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Twitter doesn't have as deep pockets as Microsoft, and is likely to face regulatory attention if it continues to wade into the national discourse on free speech.” 1
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AngelaPerea
Intel has joined other large technology companies in extending work from home mandates through the first half of next year. 1
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For employees who must be in labs or manufacturing facilities to do their work, the company has instituted social distancing measures. 1
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Although Google has supported WatchOS before, it pulled a previous version of the app in 2017 without explanation. 1
The new version has one major limitation, though: Unlike on an iPhone, you can’t say “Hey Siri, get directions in Google Maps” to start navigating by voice with only an Apple Watch. 1
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“This is a way for Microsoft to potentially hedge their bets that they’re not going to be a B2B only company,” said Collin Colburn, senior analyst at Forrester. 1
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“It’s important strategically to have more of a presence with younger people,” said Ben Hovaness, managing director of marketplace intelligence at Omnicom Media Group. 1
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Though the products on Amazon do not specifically claim to treat COVID-19, public health experts have raised concerns that Amazon's failure to police the site for illegal claims may put Americans at greater risk during the pandemic. 2
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In June, CSPI found 46 products sold on Amazon that claimed they could fight viruses. 1
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(The companies that sold those supplements did not respond to messages from NPR.) 2
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TikTok has an estimated 800 million monthly active users worldwide and estimates have the app at roughly 70 million monthly active users in the United States alone. 1
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Forbes reported yesterday that Microsoft was in talks with ByteDance to purchase TikTok, which is reportedly valued in the ballpark of $50 billion. 2
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AngelaPerea
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Here's the full timeline: Late August—Users will no longer be able to upload or download music through Music Manager. 1
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Twitter has banned the US president's eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. 1
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Twitter said the post had violated its Covid-19 misinformation rules. 1
Donald Trump Jr will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages in the interim. 1
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The main US social media sites have all taken measures to crack down on misinformation about the coronavirus. 1
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AngelaPerea