TikTok beats YouTube in average view time per user for apps in US, UK: App Annie

TikTok surpassed YouTube in terms of average viewing time per user in the US and UK, according to a report released by analyst firm App Annie. The short video app is considered to have “turned the social and streaming landscape around”. It led the app market worldwide in terms of downloads in the first half … Read more

Watch: University of Cambridge View shows how bitcoin mining crashed in China even before the crackdown

The Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF) Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index shows how Bitcoin mining fell in China even before the latest national crackdown began. It shows that China’s share of mining fell from 75 percent in September 2019 to 46 percent in April 2021, two months before the country’s ban on cryptocurrency mining. … Read more

Facebook may not lift the Taliban ban after the takeover of Afghanistan, even if the US softens its view

Facebook may not lift its ban on the Taliban, even if the United States stops imposing sanctions on the group, which quickly took control of Afghanistan, the social media company’s policy chief said on Wednesday. The US State Department does not list the Afghan Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization as it does the Pakistani … Read more