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Walmart partners with Microsoft for TikTok bid

Walmart Inc is partnering with Microsoft Corp in the software maker's bid for Bytedance-owned TikTok, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday (August 27). ByteDance has been in talks to sell TikTok's North American,...

Mayor Turner and Microsoft expand digital alliance with the city of Houston

HOUSTON — Aug. 24, 2020 — Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Monday that the city of Houston has expanded its groundbreaking digital alliance with Microsoft to innovate in big data, artificial intelligence, and the digital economy. Microsoft brings...

Microsoft’s rescue attempt of TikTok endears old company to new generation

Microsoft has emerged as a savior to young users of TikTok, who praised the tech industry giant for trying to buy parts of the social media company's operations, in hopes of avoiding a U.S. shutdown.

Trump says he does not mind if Microsoft buys TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday (August 3) he does not mind if Microsoft Corp buys the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok, but any purchase by an American company would have to be done by a Sept....

Tech companies won’t wait for U.S. to act on social media laws – Microsoft’s president

Smith said that Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act, which says that tech companies cannot be sued for what users of their online platforms say, was a needed law in the late 1990s when it first passed...

Canada says Microsoft and Facebook will do more to help ensure security of election

The measures are outlined in a nonbinding declaration on electoral integrity, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould told legislators. Last month Gould complained about the world's major social media companies were not doing enough to help combat potential foreign meddling in...
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Biden orders assessment of domestic extremism risk, White House says

U.S. President Joe Biden has tasked his administration with completing a full assessment of the risk of...
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Trump impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate to begin week of Feb. 8 – Schumer

Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial will begin during the week of February 8th, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday...

Homeowner shoots intruder in Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND, TX - A burglary suspect was taken into custody early Friday morning after being shot by a homeowner.

Fort Bend ISD to shift educational approach for six schools

The Fort Bend Independent School District plans to divert away from face-to-face learning to virtual education for six different schools that will...

Pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle on Laura Koppe Road

HOUSTON - HPD units are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash in 9207 block of Laura Koppe Road.