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TikTok Owner Given 45 Days To Sell App According To Sources

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TikTok Owner Given 45 Days To Sell App According To Reports

 

 

 

 

President Donald Trump has agreed to give China’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

U.S. officials have said TikTok under its Chinese parent poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. Trump said on Friday he was planning to ban TikTok in the United States after dismissing the idea of a sale to Microsoft.

But following a discussion between Trump and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the Redwood, Washington-based company said in a statement on Sunday that it would continue negotiations to acquire TikTok from ByteDance, and that it aimed to reach a deal by Sept. 15.

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The negotiations between ByteDance and Microsoft will be overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a U.S. government panel that has the right to block any agreement, according to the sources, who requested anonymity ahead of a White House announcement. Microsoft cautioned in its statement that there is no certainty a deal will be reached.

“Microsoft fully appreciates the importance of addressing the President’s concerns. It is committed to acquiring TikTok subject to a complete security review and providing proper economic benefits to the United States, including the United States Treasury,” Microsoft said in a statement.

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It was not immediately clear what changed Trump’s mind. Banning TikTok would alienate many of its young users ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, and would likely trigger a wave of legal challenges. Several prominent Republican lawmakers put out statements in the last two days urging Trump to back a sale of TikTok to Microsoft.

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Tesla Sued Over Having A ‘ Racially Segregated Workplace’

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Tesla stock seems to be plummeting after the tech giant was hit with a lawsuit, which details multiple complaints about the company’s mistreatment of Black factory workers.

According to Wall Street Journal, the suit, filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on Wednesday, includes alleged workplace discrimination happening at Tesla’s U.S. car plant in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“After receiving hundreds of complaints from workers, DFEH found evidence that Tesla’s Fremont factory is a racially segregated workplace where Black workers are subjected to racial slurs and discriminated against in job assignments, discipline, pay, and promotion creating a hostile work environment,” CDFEH’s director Kevin Kish said in a statement.

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Tesla responded to the lawsuit in a blog post, insisting that the company takes all the necessary steps to create an inclusive and safe environment for its employees.

“Tesla strongly opposes all forms of discrimination and harassment and has a dedicated Employee Relations team that responds to and investigates all complains,” the company said on Wednesday. “Tesla is also the last remaining automobile manufacturer in California. The Fremont factory has a majority-minority workforce and provides the best paying jobs in the automotive industry to over 30,000 Californians.”

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Despite the company’s statement. the lawsuit states that Black employees reported being assigned to more physically demanding tasks compared to their peers of other races, and some reportedly recalled supervisors and managers using racial slurs.

Tesla was previously under fire for reportedly subjecting a Black contract worker to a racially hostile environment. The company ultimately awarded the man $137 million in damages.

 

 

 

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Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Take Photo With Young Male Fan Over His Painted Nails

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Floyd Mayweather refused to take a picture with a male teenage fan and mentioned the boy’s painted nails as an issue.

It all went down at a Clippers game over the weekend. The teen approached Floyd and his crew hoping to take a selfie with Floyd after the Clippers vs. Grizzlies game at the Staples Center, according to TMZ

The teen was recording when he captured Floyd rejecting his request.


“You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails,” Floyd is heard saying in the video as his bodyguards try to get the young fan to back up.

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The fan was visibly upset by the rejection and even went as far as accusing Floyd Mayweather of being homophobic.

“Damn, bro! Floyd’s a homophobe,” the fan exclaimed as Floyd walked away. “…Floyd doesn’t want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bruh, really?!”

 

 

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Facebook Is Reportedly Set To Change Its Name In An Effort To Rebrand The Company

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BREAKING: Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp All Go Down In Major Outage

it’s been an interesting few weeks for social media platform Facebook, as the massively popular company has dealt with a widespread outage that rocked the Internet and introduced a slate of new anti-harassment and bullying policies.

However if new reports prove to be accurate, Facebook is set to undergo a major change that will see the company being called an entirely different name.

@TheVerge exclusively reports, Facebook is planning to permanently change the name of the company as early as next week, according to inside sources with direct knowledge of Facebook practices.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will reportedly formally discuss the company name change at Facebook’s annual Connect Conference on October 28th—although there is reportedly a strong possibility that the name could be changed before then. The name change is the first step in the company’s efforts to rebrand itself as being known for more than just social media, while highlighting that Facebook owns an enormous part of the social media landscape courtesy of Instagram, WhatsApp and more.

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Apparently, Facebook’s new name is such a heavily-guarded secret, that even employees in senior positions at the company are not currently aware of what it will be. Tech experts have speculated that Facebook could potentially change its name to something involving Horizon—which is the name of an unreleased VR version of a Facebook and Roblox mash-up that has been in development for the last few years. ‘Horizon Worlds’ (the name of the VR app) is what insiders believe could be the top name choice.

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Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to usher in Facebook to the new era of the metaverse, which he previously said is “going to be a big focus, and I think that this is just going to be a big part of the next chapter for the way that the internet evolves after the mobile internet.” In case you’re unfamiliar, a metaverse is a virtual world people escape to from a dystopian, real world.

Regardless of the timeline, it’s clear that Facebook as we know is definitely about to change.

 

 

 

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