Chinese telcos to launch 5G messaging service in October: report

Chinese mobile operators China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are expected to roll out a nationwide 5G messaging service by the end of October, according to local press reports. The combined effort aims to challenge China’s leading app, WeChat, owned by local tech giant...

An Oracle/WalMart deal and a court injunction keep TikTok and WeChat alive for US users

A combination of a last-minute deal and a court injunction mean that bans on downloads and updates for Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat have been averted, and the applications are still available to users in the U.S. -- at least for now. On Sunday, President Donald...

Trump administration’s ban of TikTok, WeChat downloads starts Sunday

The Trump administration will bar downloads of the popular Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat beginning on Sunday, calling the apps a threat to national security. The Commerce Department, which is the agency that will implement the ban, said in a statement that each of the...

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