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Trump orders TikTok owner to sell its US assets
Aug16

Trump orders TikTok owner to sell its US assets

Solen Feyissa US President Donald Trump has ordered the TikTok Chinese owner ByteDance to sell its US assets. He cited concerns about national security in his latest burst against Beijing. Trump’s order follows the investigation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US. The unforeseen order trails the CFIUS timeline, says people familiar with the decision. CFIUS is reviewing the planned purchases of American businesses by...

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Scribd acquires SlideShare from LinkedIn
Aug13

Scribd acquires SlideShare from LinkedIn

Linked has decided to sell SlideShare to Scribd. The move will greatly expand the latter’s digital library of books, audiobooks and other published works by professionals. “Scribd’s mission is to change the way the world reads by providing people with unparalleled access to the world’s best content,” says Scribd. Scribd hosts millions of documents uploaded by its users, such as business templates, study guides, books, self-published...

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LinkedIn provides tips for social media managers
Aug11

LinkedIn provides tips for social media managers

LinkedIn has posted a new guide for social media managers. It advises them on how to best use the many tools that the platform has to offer. These best practices will help boost engagement, increase content reach, and improve sales potential through connections within LinkedIn. “So how do we drive the business outcomes we want to see through our day to day work in social? How do we strike the right balance between...

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Twitter, TikTok discussed a possible merger, report says
Aug09

Twitter, TikTok discussed a possible merger, report says

  Are Twitter and TikTok working a potential combination of their social media services behind Microsoft’s back? The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday that microblogging site Twitter had initial dialogs of a possible merger with video-sharing app TikTok, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to The WSJ, it was uncertain if Twitter would pursue the deal. Twitter and TikTok has yet to comment on the potential...

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Twitter to label accounts of government officials, state-affiliated media
Aug07

Twitter to label accounts of government officials, state-affiliated media

Twitter has announced it will start displaying labels for accounts from state-affiliated media. The move provides transparency on information shared by government-regulated accounts.     “When it comes to conversations with government and state-affiliated media accounts on Twitter, we’re helping to make the experience more transparent. We’ll now use two distinct profile labels for these types of accounts, so you...

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