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Airbnb puts stock market float back on the table

Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb has announced plans to list on the stock market as concerns over the impact of the coronavirus ease. The short-term letting platform previously planned an…

Bryce Hall, TikTok Influencer, Has Power Shut Off by Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles cut the power at a Hollywood Hills mansion rented by the TikTok stars Bryce Hall, Noah Beck and Blake Gray on Wednesday in response to…

Airbnb, a ‘Sharing Economy’ Pioneer, Files to Go Public

SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb said on Wednesday that it had confidentially filed to go public, taking a key step toward one of the largest public market debuts in a generation…

Apple Reaches $2 Trillion, Punctuating Big Tech’s Grip

It took Apple 42 years to reach $1 trillion in value. It took it just two more years to get to $2 trillion. Even more stunning: All of Apple’s second…

Trump Says He Supports Oracle Owning TikTok

WASHINGTON — President Trump said late on Tuesday that he would support Oracle’s buying TikTok, the Chinese-owned viral video app that his administration says must be sold in the next…

Trump’s Attacks on TikTok and WeChat Could Further Fracture the Internet

WASHINGTON — China and the United States once acted like opposites when it came to governing the internet. Beijing imposed a heavy state hand. It blocked major foreign websites, sheltered…

A Third of TikTok’s U.S. Users May Be 14 or Under, Raising Safety Questions

If Microsoft or another company buys TikTok before President Trump bans the Chinese-owned video app on national security grounds, it will acquire a giant community of devoted fans and a…

What’s the Deal With That Strawberry Dress on TikTok?

Last summer, a sacklike white dress mottled with black polka dots selling at Zara for $50 was all the rage on Instagram. But while the discomfiting qualities of 2019 may…

Internet and Power Outage? It’s Storm Season

ImageTropical Storm Isaias doing its thing in Queens, N.Y., on Aug. 5.Credit…Kathy Willens/Associated Press Even as California has escalating rolling blackouts and Iowa has been blasted with storms, an extremely…

Apple first US company to be valued at $2tn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple boss Tim Cook Tech giant Apple has become the first US company to be valued at $2tn (£1.5tn) on the stock market. It…