Americans can still use TikTok Google is currently updating its developer guidelines and Uber is getting approval to resume operations in London. This is your daily crisis for September 28, 2020.
The big story: Richter postpones TikTok ban
The saga continues! The Trump administration's ban on TikTok should go into effect today. Over the weekend, a federal court ruled that Americans can continue to use the app while a legal challenge to the legality of the ban continues.
A federal judge had already issued a similar order to prevent a WeChat ban from proceeding.
Meanwhile, Oracle, Walmart and TikTok's owner ByteDance have also reached an agreement that has been approved by the US government and that would allow the app to continue working here. However, it appears that the various companies and governments involved in the deal are not exactly on the same page.
The technology giants
Google to better enforce in-app purchase policies for the Play Store and make it easier to use third-party app stores – Under threat of regulation, Google announced that its billing policy for Google Play will be updated to better clarify for which types From transactions the commissions from Google apply to in-app purchases.
Uber wins the last London license application, but the renewal is only for 18 months. The ride-sharing giant has faced a multi-year battle to reinstate its license after the city's traffic authority decided not to grant an extension in 2017.
Roku introduces a new ultra player, a 2-in-1 streambar and a new operating system with support for AirPlay 2. The Streambar combines 4K HDR streaming and premium audio in one product.
Startups, Financing and Venture Capital
SoftBank will bring Bear's serving robots to Japan due to a labor shortage in restaurants. The investor has detailed plans to bring Bears Servi robots to Japan to solve problems with restaurant workers.
GV relies on young team behind the high school social app HAGS – The team is building an old school social play that focuses on the socialization of Gen Z high school.
N26 hires Adrienne Gormley as new Chief Operating Officer – Gormley has worked for Dropbox in Dublin for the past six years.
Advice and analysis of extra crunch
2 Strategies for Creating Top of Funnel Marketing Content – Even if you are doing great sales, people need to know you exist in the first place.
Deep Science: Robotic Perception, Acoustic Monitoring, Using ML to Detect Arthritis – Devin Coldewey sums up the latest research and discoveries.
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Health giant UHS hit UHS systems early on Sunday morning, according to two people with direct knowledge of the incident, according to sources affected by ransomware attacks.
Cannabis vape companies are experiencing a sales boom during the pandemic – From startups to large corporations, several leading manufacturers told theinformationsuperhighway that their companies have seen sales boom since the crisis began.
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