A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 18, 2019.
Social media app TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance are fighting back in a patent infringement case that has been brought by smaller rival Triller in the U.S., according to a report from Bloomberg published late Wednesday.
The companies filed a case in San Francisco federal court Wednesday in response to a patent infringement lawsuit that social video platform Triller filed in July. The patent in question relates to creating music videos synchronized with audio.
Triller told Bloomberg that TikTok and ByteDance had been infringing its patents and using its technology for years. ByteDance reportedly denies this and argues that Triller’s allegations have “cast a cloud” over its business.
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Clearfind.com today announced an unprecedented data-driven tool that allows business leaders to take control of their entire software ecosystem. For the first time ever, companies have a line of sight into their software management processes and can confidently make decisions in real time about which products to add or change within their software ecosystem.
Clearfind.com is an easy-to-use, unbiased artificial intelligence platform that leverages a unique data set to streamline the way companies manage and optimize their software ecosystem, helping them drive down software costs and manage fewer vendors. Clearfind.com is already used by partners from a variety of world-renowned companies, including Airbnb.
“We have streamlined the entire software management process,” said James Layfield, Clearfind.com Co-founder. “Our unique data and methodology makes it possible for companies to now manage their software needs, arming them with the right insights to consolidate their business. We’re thrilled to
A former senior Uber exec faces allegations he stole confidential information while serving on the board of a Californian logistics firm, before going on to launch his own freight business.
In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California, Vanguard Logistics Services USA claims Fraser Robinson performed a ‘charade’ as a consultant and advisor while setting up his own firm.
Robinson’s startup Beacon has been backed by tech titans like Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos.
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A former Uber executive faces allegations in a fresh lawsuit that he stole company secrets from a Californian logistics firm before launching his own startup.
Earlier in 2020, Fraser Robinson announced he had raised $15 million in Series A funding for his logistics startup Beacon, after being backed by household names like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Robinson was formerly head of business for EMEA at Uber.
During Wednesday’s Senate hearing on Section 230, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company makes a “relatively small” amount from political advertising.
Both Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have long maintained that political ads are worth less than 1% of the firm’s overall revenue.
Since May 2018, almost 11 million ads pertaining to politics, election, or social issues have run on the platform, amounting to $2.2 billion in ad spending.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company makes a “relatively small” amount from political advertising, an aspect of its business that has brought in $2.2 billion in revenue since May 2018 according to the firm’s own data.
The comment was made during a virtual Senate hearing on Wednesday, an event that was scheduled for lawmakers to grill Google, Facebook, and Twitter’s execs over
International shipping solutions provider to continue delivering global delivery support
CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ePost Global LLC, a tech-enabled global shipping solutions provider, today announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the International Mail and Parcel Logistics Business (“International Logistics”) from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (NYSE: RRD). ePost Global will continue to provide cost-effective, global delivery solutions to its clients.
As a postal-qualified wholesaler, ePost Global will continue to maintain its long-standing partnerships with international logistics customers and vendors, unlocking deep discounts and solidifying relationships with global industry contacts. ePost Global anticipates no disruption to ongoing operations as it utilizes emerging technology to compete in the logistics industry.
“We are excited to grow our global footprint,” said Kapil Kalokhe, Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy at ePost Global. “This acquisition will allow us to utilize our technology expertise to bring unique innovation
State and federal investigators are planning to slap Facebook with antitrust charges as soon as November, four people familiar with the matter told the Washington Post. Such a lawsuit would mark the government’s latest crackdown on the biggest names in the tech industry, including Apple, Google, and Amazon, for holding monopolies on their respective markets.
On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission met privately to discuss the probe, and plans to file charges within the upcoming weeks, the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the outlet. However, they cautioned that since work is ongoing, that timeline is still be ironed out and may be subject to change. Another investigation led by
It’s no secret Uber has been aggressively supporting Proposition 22, a California ballot initiative that would allow the company to skirt a state law requiring them to classify drivers as employees.
An Uber logo is shown on a rideshare vehicle during a statewide day of action to demand that ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft follow California law and grant drivers “basic employee rights”, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Now, a group of the app’s drivers say the company’s lobbying has gone too far. The Washington Postreports that a group of drivers have sued the ride hailing company over its aggressive use of in-app pop-ups encouraging drivers to support Prop 22. The in-app notifications require drivers to click through the messages while they’re working. This amounts to “illegal political coercion,” the lawsuit claims.
Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But the company
Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery
By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer
October 22, 2020, 1:40 PM
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LONDON — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside the Chinese tech giant’s home market is very many buyers.
Huawei, which recently became the world’s No. 1 smartphone maker, on Thursday unveiled its Mate 40 line of premium phones, a product release that comes at a crucial moment for the company as it runs out of room to maneuver around U.S. sanctions squeezing its ability to source components and software.
The Mate 40 could be the last one powered by the company’s homegrown Kirin chipsets because of U.S. restrictions in May barring non-American companies from using U.S.
The strong results and ambitious goal were good news to investors in the high-flying stock, which has gained more than 400% so far this year. Shares of Tesla climbed once again in after-hours trading on the earnings report.
There had been doubts that Tesla could achieve its goal of delivering 500,000 cars to customers this year,