SoftBank subsidiary Yahoo Japan, one of Japan’s biggest internet conglomerates, said it is in talks about a potential merger with Line, a Japan-based messaging app maker owned by South Korean internet firm Naver. Both Yahoo Japan and Line have expanded into digital payment services, and their merger could create a dominant player in that area in Japan. Line, which is not well known in the...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
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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