US social media giant Facebook has announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria, next year. It will be its second office on the African continent. According to the company, it will also be its first African office to house a team of expert engineers. Its Nigerian officeContinue Reading

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has moved into the billionaire club as the tech firm’s share price continues to soar. Apple’s market value has been on the rise following strong results and the upbeat outlook for tech giants. Mr Cook owns 847,969 shares directly and took home more than $125mContinue Reading

Its Community Standards now explicitly state such content should be removed if used to target or mock people. The company said it had consulted more than 60 outside experts before making the move. But one campaigner said she still had concerns about its wider anti-racism efforts. ‘Deeply damaging’ “Blackface isContinue Reading

TikTok is threatening legal action against the US after Donald Trump ordered firms to stop doing business with the Chinese app within 45 days. The company said it was “shocked” by an executive order from the US President outlining the ban. TikTok said it would “pursue all remedies available” toContinue Reading

The European Commission will carry out a full-scale probe into Google’s takeover of Fitbit. The announcement follows a preliminary review, and threatens to derail the purchase of the fitness-tracking firm. It comes despite Google’s offer last month to not use Fitbit’s health data for ad targeting. Google’s parent company AlphabetContinue Reading

The all-hands email came through to employees at 12:40pm Beijing time on August 3 from Yiming Zhang, founder and chief executive of ByteDance – the parent company of TikTok. “As you may know, in the current environment, we faced the real possibility of a forced sale of TikTok’s US businessContinue Reading