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TikTok faces outright ban in first U.S. state

TikTok received more bad news on Wednesday after Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) signed into law a bill banning the popular app from January 1, 2024. While more than half of U.S. states have already issued TikTok bans on government-issued devices, Montana’s action against the Chinese-owned app is significant as it’s the first state to…

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TikTok parent company ByteDance reportedly downsizes games division

ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has reportedly laid off hundreds of employees from two video game studios at locations in China. According to a South China Morning Post report (courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz), people familiar with the matter said the Beijing-based social media company has downsized game development jobs at Shanghai’s Wushuang Studio by rendering…

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