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Walmart Joins Microsoft In A Bid To Buy TikTok

A man walks past a Walmart store in Washington, D.C. on July 15. Walmart said it was “confident” that its joint deal with Microsoft would satisfy both TikTok users and U.S. government regulators. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

toggle captionAndrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty ImagesNew Fortnite Season Will Not Be Available On iPhones, As Judge Sides With Apple

Fortnite is releasing its new season, Chapter 2 – Season 4, on Thursday, but it will not be available on iPhones or other Apple devices because of a legal dispute between Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, and Apple over in-app commissions. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

toggle captionMetin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesTikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Resigns Amid Trump Administration's Growing Pressure On App

Former Disney executive Kevin Mayer in 2015. On Wednesday, Mayer announced he was resigning suddenly from TikTok as the app’s chief executive amid growing pressure in Washington for the app to sell off its U.S. assets. Damian Dovarganes/AP

toggle captionDamian Dovarganes/APA Confusing Back-To-School Season May Lead To Blockbuster Spending

A shopper walks past shelves of school supplies at a Target store in San Rafael, Calif. Preparing for both in-person and virtual learning has families budgeting for new school supplies and bigger purchases. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

toggle captionJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesMajor Real Estate Website Now Shows Flood Risk. Should They All?

Floodwaters surround a newly constructed house for sale in Maine in 2018. Realtor.com added flood risk information to the more than 100 million listings on its site. Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

toggle captionGregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty ImagesWhat Bikes Tell Us About A Changing Global Economy

My Trek mountain bike. Greg Rosalsky/NPR

toggle captionGreg Rosalsky/NPRTikTok Sues Trump To Block U.S. Ban

TikTok has filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration after the White House issued an executive order that would effectively ban the hugely popular app from operating in the United States. AP

toggle captionAPUber, Lyft Will Not Suspend Service In California After Court Gives Them More Time

An appeals court has given Uber and Lyft more time to fight a judge’s order over how they classify their drivers, averting a threatened shutdown in California. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

toggle captionRobyn Beck/AFP via Getty ImagesFormer Uber Executive Charged With Paying 'Hush Money' To Conceal Massive Breach

Federal prosecutors allege Uber’s former head of security organized a cover-up of a massive data breach. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

toggle captionJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThere's More Big Tech In Your Life Than You Even Know. Check Out Your Stock Portfolio

The Google logo adorns the outside of the company’s New York City office building. The stock market is hitting records, in large part because of a handful of superstar tech stocks, including Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

toggle captionDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesTrump, Addressing Far-Right QAnon Conspiracy, Offers Praise For Its Followers

President Trump holds a press briefing Wednesday at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

toggle captionChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesApple Is Worth $2 Trillion — 1st American Company To Hit Milestone

Apple, now worth $2 trillion, first crossed the $1 trillion milestone two years ago. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

toggle captionJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesA Tale Of Two Ecosystems: On Bandcamp, Spotify And The Wide-Open Future Joel Parkin /Getty Images / EyeEmThere's A Better Way To 'Dub' Movie Audio For Visually Impaired Fans

Actors Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in a scene from Marriage Story. The award-winning 2019 film can be watched with audio description that conveys scenes to viewers who are visually impaired. But Parasite, another popular award-winner, has not included such descriptions. Wilson Webb/Netflix

toggle captionWilson Webb/NetflixAmazon Plans More — Not Fewer — Offices In Big Cities

People stand in the lobby of Amazon offices in New York in January 2019. At a time of mass work from home and many moving to spacious suburbs, Amazon is funding a large expansion of corporate real estate and jobs in New York and five other U.S. cities. Mark Lennihan/AP

toggle captionMark Lennihan/API Thought A Zoo: Simulated Games For Isolated Times

Your animals will demand your attention in Planet Zoo, just one of several simulation games that might distract you from quarantine. Frontier

toggle captionFrontierTrump: TikTok Must Be Sold In 90 Days, Cites 'Credible Evidence' Of Security Threat

President Trump on Friday ordered that ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, divest from the U.S. in 90 days. AP

toggle captionAPThe Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Pandemic Housing Market, Plus TikTok Under Fire

Joyce Lilly moves a filing cabinet as her dog Max follows, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx, in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP

toggle captionMark Lennihan/APFortnite Uses Apple's Own '1984' Ad Against It In Dispute Over PaymentsEpic Games'Fall Guys' Is Candy-Colored Party Battle Fun

The fun of Fall Guys comes in watching its little jelly bean-shaped characters getting whacked around goofy obstacle courses. Mediatonic

toggle captionMediatonicTop Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On The Platform 'More Difficult'

Tech companies are under enormous pressure from government officials to prevent their platforms from being used by foreign actors and others to disrupt the 2020 election, as occurred in 2016. Jeff Chiu/AP

toggle captionJeff Chiu/APNorth Korea Makes A Push To Reach Foreign Audiences On YouTube And Twitter

A woman named Un A leads viewers on a tour of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in a recent YouTube video. “Every building in Pyongyang is going through general cleaning to shake off winter dust,” she says in English. Echo of Truth/YouTube

toggle captionEcho of Truth/YouTubeNetflix Is Letting Some People Speed Up Playback. That's A Big Deal For Blind Fans

Some Netflix users will be able to watch shows at slower and faster speeds. It’s a helpful move for blind and deaf users, advocates say. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

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