TikTok has entertained offers from potential buyers like Microsoft and Twitter to appease Trump while ByteDance has been preparing to fight back

The video-sharing platform TikTok has been the target of President Donald Trump, most recently through an executive order threatening to soon ban the app in the US due to its ties to China. ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, has talked in recent weeks with US tech companies, like Microsoft, about a potential TikTok US acquisition to appease Trump’s concerns. However, the South China Morning Post reports these discussions are unlikely to end in a deal. Although talks may fall through, ByteDance has no plans to accept a ban. The company is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the executive order as early as Tuesday. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for… Read More

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Adtech salaries revealed: How much The Trade Desk, Roku and others pay employees, from software engineers to product managers

The advertising-technology industry hires internationally for many technical roles including engineering and product management. The Trade Desk and Roku — two of the largest firms that employ adtech staff — have market caps that exceed ad agency holding companies Publicis, Omnicom, and Interpublic Group. Business Insider analyzed the US Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s 2019 disclosure data for six big adtech firms: Xandr, MediaMath, Amobee, Magnite, Roku, and The Trade Desk to see how much companies pay for roles. High-paying jobs for a director of engineering and VP of product management paid, respectively, $237,000 and $200,000, while lower-paying roles like a revenue operations specialist paid $62,000. Visit Business Insider’s homepage… Read More

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Apple watchOS 7 preview

Of the big three Apple operating systems, watchOS arguably gets the least love. That goes double in a year that sees macOS getting its biggest overhaul in recent memory. On the whole, the Apple Watch’s software is often overlooked, as smartwatch users tend to focus attention on the addition of new hardware sensors and the like. Still, watchOS 7, out today in public beta, brings a number of key additions, as Apple looks to keep from getting too complacent in its spot high atop the list of smartwatch manufacturers. After all, the company has seen increased competition, particularly overseas from the likes of Huawei and Samsung. Likely software updates alone… Read More

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Massive Salmonella outbreak sweeps US, Canada. Nearly 900 sickened so far

Enlarge / Red onions have been fingered as the likely culprit. (credit: Getty | Thomas Trutschel) An outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to tainted onions has mushroomed in North America. So far, the outbreak has sickened 879 people, hospitalizing 114 across 43 US states and seven Canadian provinces. The US Food and Drug Administration traced the outbreak back to red onions produced by Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California. Thomson issued a recall of all of its onions August 1, covering red, yellow, white, and sweet bulbs that were shipped any time after May 1. But the outbreak numbers will likely continue to climb, given the potentially week-long period between… Read More

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Amazon, Apple, and Facebook say President Trump’s guest worker ban will ‘harm US workers’

Photo by Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images Some of the US’s largest tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, are speaking out against Trump’s suspension of guest worker visas. In an amicus brief filed Monday, the companies argue the new restrictions could dramatically affect how the country’s economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. “The President’s suspension of nonimmigrant visa programs, supposedly to ‘protect’ American workers, actually harms those workers, their employers, and the economy,” the amicus reads. In June, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation suspending guest worker entry into the US in response to the unprecedented unemployment levels caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Immigration officials were ordered to deny… Read More

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