India’s Hike, once considered WhatsApp’s biggest local competitor, has shut down its messaging app after struggling to compete against the U.S. giant, Bloomberg and other media outlets reported. The Delhi-based startup’s decision to give up on messaging is the latest indication of how dominant Facebook’s WhatsApp has become in India, the world’s second most populous country and a key...
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Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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