Aug 16th 2020
This Week in Tech 784
Karsten Has Pictures
Fortnite vs Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, US vs. China
- Fortnite removed from App Store and Google Play
- Apple also kicks Microsoft xCloud off the App Store
- At what point does a company become too big? Should we punish billionaires for being successful? Is there any solution?
- Google demonetizes TechDirt for dangerous or derogatory content- WTF?
- Uber and Lyft may leave California due to the gig worker law. What's a freelancer to do?
- The Surface Duo is the perfect extension of Microsoft's ethos
- Amazon Echo frames are an easy on-ramp to augmented reality - when will we get Apple Glass?
- Is conflict with China inevitable?
- What the Trump vs TikTok discussion ignores - ByteDance is an AI company, not a social media company.
- Is Facebook responsible for conspiracy theories? History says no.
- Is TikTok letting China into our bedrooms, or are they already there?
- Trump says he might pardon Edward Snowden. Is Snowden a patriot, or a Russian pawn?
- White House will boost AI and quantum computing research budget by 30%. Good R&D, or cronyism?
- RIP Russell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel
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- How Fortnite Baited Apple Into a Losing Battle
- Apple goes to war with the gaming industry | TechCrunch
- Epic’s battle for “open platforms” ignores consoles’ massive closed market | Ars Technica
- Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store - The Verge
- Related Evil: Why Are There Currently No Ads On Techdirt? Apparently Google Thinks We're Dangerous
- Uber and Lyft on track to leave California after failing to delay driver status order
- Remote Work Is Reshaping San Francisco, as Tech Workers Flee and Rents Fall
- Trump orders ByteDance to divest from its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days
- Apple’s $44 Billion China Market Threatened by Trump WeChat Ban - Bloomberg
- Trump on concerns WeChat ban could hurt iPhone sales: 'Whatever'
- Every game company that Tencent has invested in
- Surface Duo to Launch September 10 at $1399
- Watch Harry Mc Cracken's hands-on first-look preview on Tech News Weekly! He is the only person Microsoft gave a unit.