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China demands Didi action over US listing

Chinese authorities reportedly asked taxi-booking company Didi Chuxing to undo a $4 billion listing on …

Tencent apps face fresh scrutiny

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) mandated any new or updated mobile apps …

Reddit pulls the plug on video app Dubsmash

Reddit announced plans to shut short-form video app Dubsmash from 22 February 2022, as it …

Niantic nabs $300M investment for AR boost

Niantic raised $300 million from US-based investment company Coatue to boost efforts in developing services …

Meta slows encryption rollout

Meta denied reports it delayed plans to deploy end-to-end encryption on its Facebook and Instagram …

Meta to shut down Threads messaging app

Meta announced plans to pull the plug on Threads, a standalone direct messaging app for …

Thunderful seeks mobile edge with game studio buy

Swedish game company Thunderful Group took over independent mobile game developer Early Morning Studio, advancing …

Snap taps ex-Google exec for global operator tie-ups

Snap created a new management role looking after partnerships with global operators, hiring former Google …

Blog: Can social media become less powerful?

Almost everyone with internet access knows and uses social media. While not liked by everybody, …

Storytel enters US with $135M Audiobooks.com buy

Swedish audiobook streaming service Storytel agreed to take over Audiobooks.com from investment company KKR for …