Microsoft’s Surface Duo may launch with AT&T

Microsoft's Surface Duo may launch with AT&T

The renders themselves don’t appear to share anything new, although they’re a friendly reminder that offering an Android device with Google apps also means agreeing to the search giant’s policies, including the presence of a Google search bar on one of the default home screens. The Duo might not be as expensive as you’d expect. … Read more

Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal

Twitter will label government officials and state-affiliated media accounts

Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported, making the social media platform the latest possible suitor for the popular video-sharing app. As the WSJ notes, it’s not clear whether Twitter would pursue a possible acquisition of TikTok, and any such deal would have big obstacles. The biggest … Read more

Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims

Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims

Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon, a group with almost 200,000 members, after multiple posts reportedly violated policies against harassment, hate, and potentially harmful misinformation. The shutdown took effect August 4th, Facebook said, but … Read more

Qualcomm reportedly asks US to let it sell chips for Huawei phones

Qualcomm reportedly asks US to let it sell chips for Huawei phones

The company hasn’t been shy about wanting Huawei’s business. In its latest earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said Qualcomm was determining how it could sell to every phone maker, “including Huawei.” However, there weren’t indications of a lobbying campaign at the time. It also comes soon after Huawei settled a patent dispute with Huawei by … Read more

Kodak deal with US government to produce pharmaceuticals appears to be on hold

Kodak deal with US government to produce pharmaceuticals appears to be on hold

An agreement between the US government and Kodak to develop generic drug ingredients appears to be on hold, after the US International Development Finance Corporation tweeted that “recent allegations of wrongdoing raise serious concerns.” “We will not proceed any further unless these allegations are cleared,” the agency tweeted, without specifying what the allegations were. Kodak … Read more

WarnerMedia shakes itself up to focus on HBO Max

WarnerMedia shakes itself up to focus on HBO Max

In an interview with Variety, Kilar said Forsell will be heading the service’s efforts to go global. Johannes Larcher, the newly appointed Head of HBO Max International, will help make it happen: “It’s very important in our future that we go global, that we not only go direct-to-consumer, but we also go global… There’s a … Read more