TikTok’s new deadline from US government is December 4

Another deadliest deadline for Bytedance, Tiktok’s Chinese-owned parent company is almost upon us and we’re still no closer to understanding what’s the next step for the U.S government. But what seems to be sure now is that they will be getting another 7-day extension so that means they will need to finalize the supposed deal […]

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Galaxy W21 5G gets a release date, looking kind of familiar

Samsung today attached a release date to its latest foldable smartphone called the Galaxy W21 5G, a familiar-looking flagship headed to China. The release date, scheduled for next Wednesday, November 4th, will center around what is simply a rebranded version of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Which wouldn’t be that curious, if not for the […]

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China Telecom’s unique Galaxy Z Fold 2 color option leaks in photos

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was released in China in two color options last month but much like last year, domestic network operator China Telecom is getting a special version of Samsung’s foldable device that boasts a unique paint job. This carrier-exclusive variant was spotted recently in the database of China’s regulatory agency TENAA where […]

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Caliornia judge stops Commerce Department move to ban WeChat

Now that the TikTok saga may potentially be over, the US government has been focusing on another Chinese-owned app. The US Commerce Department announced last Friday that they were banning US business transactions on WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings and forcing Apple and Google to remove the app from their respective app stores. But a […]

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US Downloads of TikTok and WeChat to Be Banned on Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department is moving to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat within the United States from this Sunday (via Reuters). The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order today that will “deplatform” WeChat and TikTok by banning people in the United States from downloading the apps. The order will take effect from […]

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Samsung will shift TV production from Tianjin to Vietnam and elsewhere

Reports from South Korea revealed earlier this week that Samsung may be shutting down its sole TV manufacturing factory in Tianjin, China, before the end of the year. Samsung later confirmed the news to be true, but this doesn’t mean production will slow down. Instead, production will shift to Samsung’s other facilities located in Vietnam, […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 Thom Browne Edition hits China, sells out in 4 minutes

In spite of countless successes, Samsung’s track record with smartphones is far from spotless – largely due to the company’s slow but steady decline into irrelevancy in China, the world’s largest smartphone market. Which makes any individual success in the Far Eastern country all the more significant – especially when it revolves around an exotic, […]

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Galaxy S20 Fan Edition may not charge as fast as the Galaxy S10 Lite

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition may be significantly slower to charge than the Galaxy S10 Lite, according to a newly emerged product certificate from the Far East. Chinese telecom authority CCC certified a device (SM-G7810) that’s more or less confirmed to be the Galaxy S20 FE with one of Samsung’s old 15W chargers, the EP-TA200. The […]

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Samsung sells dying LCD business to China for $1 billion

Just as Samsung’s LCD divestment was about to break some new records in corporate deliberateness, the tech giant suddenly shifted into overdrive by finalizing a blockbuster factory sale to China. Newly emerged reports out of South Korea claim Samsung found a buyer for its LCD plant in Suzhou. Located in the Jiangsu Province on the […]

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U.S. government adds more restrictions to Huawei, affiliates

While most of our attention has been on President Donald Trump’s war against TikTok, the fight to cut off another Chinese-owned company, Huawei, is still ongoing. In fact, the U.S. Commerce Department has now announced that they are tightening restrictions over the company to prevent it from doing business with more semiconductor companies and obtaining […]

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Trump Signs Executive Order Giving ByteDance 90 Days to Sell US TikTok Business

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance 90 days to sell its TikTok business in the United States, citing evidence of possible national security threats from the China-based company. In the order, the Trump Administration said there’s “credible evidence” to suggest that ByteDance “might take action that threatens to impair the national […]

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