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TikTok Shop officially launches in the US

After months of testing, TikTok has finally launched its e-commerce product, TikTok Shop, in the U.S. — where it has more than 150 million users. As part of the rollout, the company is bringing feat

China reportedly bars some government officials from using iPhones

China has made a massive move of barring central government officials from using iPhones at work, part of its grand plan to restrict foreign influence as its relationship with the U.S. sours. The move

Razor’s Edge Ventures closes $340M fund as it looks to invest in defense startups

In a sign that national security tech is a safe bet even during troubled economic times, defense- and security-focused VC firm Razor’s Edge Ventures today announced the closing of its third star

How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

US Citizenship and Immigration Services -- the agency responsible for issuing green cards -- is barreling toward a failure to adjudicate tens of thousands of applications before a Sept. 30 deadline.

US CFTC charges South African company over $1.7 billion bitcoin Ponzi scheme

The U.S. commodities regulator, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has filed civil charges against a South African company and its CEO for running a fraudulent commodity pool worth more than

Virridy raises $5.5M to expand its sensor catalog

Virridy, a developer of technologies for monitoring and managing water, energy and agricultural resources, has raised $5.5 million Series A funding in a round led by Accord Capital to expand its offer

Anchor gets $15 million seed funding to expand its B2B autonomous billing solution

Companies often spend an incommensurate amount of time chasing overdue payments, which distracts them from their core businesses and brings forth cash flow issues. The wasted time and other challenges

Pet video marketplace Camlist eyes UK growth after raising $1.3 million pre-seed funding

Camlist, a video marketplace for pets, has raised $1.3 million in a pre-seed round, funding that the startup plans to use to develop its platform and grow its workforce — as it looks to expand i

Zipline begins US medical delivery with drone program honed in Africa

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California-based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and medical e

American tariffs are having a bigger impact on US-based Amazon vendors than their competitors in China, according to SellerMotor

The series of tariffs imposed by the United States on Chinese goods has impacted both U.S. and China-based Amazon vendors, but U.S. sellers are taking a bigger hit to their sales, according to data fr

The Commerce Department will accept applications from companies that want to supply Huawei, but it remains blacklisted

About two months after Huawei was placed on the Commerce Department’s Entity List, the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant will be able to do business with American suppliers again &#8212

Despite Trump’s promised reprieve, Commerce Department tells staff to continue treating Huawei as blacklisted

President Donald Trump recently promised to ease the ban on American companies doing business with Huawei, but the Commerce Department is requiring its staff to treat Huawei as if the blacklist is sti

Huawei is suing the US government over ‘unconstitutional’ equipment ban

Huawei has decided to go on the legal offensive against the United States government after defending itself against alleged espionage and bank frauds linked to American sanctions on Iran. During a pre

ZTE hit with 2-year ‘monitoring’ extension after breaking probation terms

Embattled Chinese tech firm ZTE narrowly survived after the U.S. Department of Commerce hit it with a $1 billion fine and forced changes to its business earlier this year, and. Now it is back in the

New defense bill bans the U.S. government from using Huawei and ZTE tech

U.S. government agencies will be forbidden from using certain components or services from several Chinese tech firms, including Huawei and ZTE. The ban was signed into law today by President Trump as

U.S. Relaxation Of Trade Restrictions With Cuba Includes Greater Access To Internet Services

The U.S. and Cuba are easing their diplomatic relations, the White House is announcing today, marking a relaxation of a relationship that has remained tense since the Cold War. Part of that easing wil

Study: 61% of U.S. Households Now Have WiFi

In the U.S., 61% of all households currently have WiFi networks installed at home. According to <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120404006331/en/Strategy-Analytics-Quarter-Households-W