Ant Group, Alibaba’s financial technology affiliate, has applied to become a financial holding company that will be subject to more stringent rules and requirements, according to China’s central bank. Ant, China’s biggest online financial services platform controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, will be regulated more like a bank than a tech company. People’s Bank of China announced the plans...
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In the power struggle between YouTube and Roku, the Google-owned video giant may have just outmaneuvered its smaller rival. YouTube today announced it was making YouTube TV, the cable TV-like subscription service at the center of the dispute, available within its main app on Roku devices and later on other devices. The move effectively short-circuited Roku’s decision a week ago to remove...
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