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Bytedance: This is the billion dollar company behind Tiktok

Tiktok was the social media hype of the year - despite reports of censorship and discrimination. We introduce you to the IT company behind the app. The short video platform Tiktok is currently one of the most successful apps among teenagers. It is used all over the world in 175 different languages. Last year alone, the app is said to have been downloaded 750 million times. Tiktok is also the most controversial app of the year: In the USA, people are afraid of China's influence on American teenagers - and wonder ... read more on t3n.de. ...

For $ 4.3 billion: Lastpass operator Logmein sells

$ 4.3 billion lets investors jump around Francisco Partners to grab Logmein. Among other things, the company operates the password manager Lastpass. For private internet users, Logmein is probably best known for its password manager Lastpass. However, the company has a lot more to offer companies and describes itself as one of the top 10 providers in the field of software-as-a-service (SaaS). Several million customers around the world should use Logmein's services, according to the self-description that the company ... read more on t3n.de. ...

Apple versus Williams: iPhone company sued ex-employee and Nuvia co-founder

Apple has sued its ex-chip developer Gerard Williams III. The iPhone group throws Williams, who founded the chip startup Nuvia, breach of contract before. Williams does not take that. For a good nine years, Gerard Williams III was co-responsible at Apple as the lead developer for the chips in the iPhone and iPad. As a so-called Chief Architect Williams worked on about the design for the current A13 Bionic. Williams had left Apple in the spring and had come in November with a funding message for his startup Nuvia from the several-month sinking. ... read more on...

Wirecard: Financial Times raises new allegations against the DAX Group

The Financial Times has raised new charges against payment service provider Wirecard. This time it's about an alleged brightening of the 2017 balance sheet. Wirecard denies that. The dispute between the Financial Times and Wirecard over allegations of alleged irregularities in the balance goes into the next round. For the balance sheet 2017, according to the current allegations of the British business newspaper, the German payment service provider is said to have added funds parked on fiduciary accounts to the cash reserves. Trustee accounts are used to ... read more on t3n.de ...

Wirecard: Financial Times raises new accounting fraud allegations

The Financial Times has raised new charges against payment service provider Wirecard. This time it's about an alleged brightening of the 2017 balance sheet. Wirecard denies that. The dispute between the Financial Times and Wirecard over allegations of alleged irregularities in the balance goes into the next round. For the balance sheet 2017, according to the current allegations of the British business newspaper, the German payment service provider is said to have added funds parked on fiduciary accounts to the cash reserves.

Court bans apps from Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram in Germany

The smartphone apps of Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook in their current form violate patents that Blackberry holds. The Munich district court has therefore decided that Facebook may no longer offer these apps in Germany. The Canadian software company Blackberry has prevailed with patent lawsuits in a total of nine cases against Facebook. Thus, Facebook may no longer offer the apps Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook and Facebook Messenger in their current form in Germany. "The judgments actually prohibit the offering and delivery of the aforementioned applications in Germany for use in Germany ... read more on t3n.de ...

France: First eurozone country to test its own digital currency in 2020

France wants to be the first country in the Eurozone from 2020 to test a digital currency. The should be suitable for the transfer of very large amounts, as the head of the French central bank said. China is reportedly on the verge of starting its own official digital currency, now France also wants to push appropriate tests. From 2020, a suitable currency for the transfer of very large amounts will be tested, as announced by the Governor of the central bank Banque de France, Fran├žois Villeroy de Galhau, on Wednesday. In addition, the French central bank also...

Google founder Brin and Page: Much money earned, vision failed

Google should, according to the founders wishes, become much more than an ad-supported search engine. The most recent step shows that this has not been achieved so far. Business is running great for Alphabet: The Google mother continues to earn a lot of money and is currently the third most valued listed company after Apple and Microsoft. As an ad-supported search engine Google works great. But as the image of Google, the two founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page painted years ago, the company does not work.