Andy Rubin, creator of the Android mobile operating system, said Wednesday he is shutting down his startup, called Essential, that developed Android-powered phones and other devices. It had raised hundreds of millions of dollars from the likes of Tencent and Redpoint Ventures. Redpoint had previously backed his prior startup, Android, that was acquired by Google more than a decade ago. At...
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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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