U.S. appeals judge’s ruling that blocked U.S. ban on TikTok downloads

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said in a court filing on Thursday it was appealing a judge’s ruling that prevented it from prohibiting new downloads of the Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok.

The Justice Department said it appealed the order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

In late September, a U.S. judge temporarily blocked a Trump administration order that was set to bar Apple Inc <AAPL.O> and Alphabet Inc’s Google <GOOGL.O> from offering new TikTok downloads.

China’s ByteDance, which owns TikTok, has been under pressure to sell the popular app. The White House contends that TikTok poses national security concerns as personal data collected on 100 million Americans who use the app could be obtained by China’s government. Any deal will also still need to be reviewed by the U.S. government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Negotiations are under way for

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Tech investors predict Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition will be blocked

  • Nvidia announced earlier this month that it intends to buy Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion. 
  • But the deal has several critics and now two technology investors are predicting it won’t go through. 
  • Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth made their prediction in their annual “State of AI” report. 



Jen-Hsun Huang wearing a suit and tie: Jensen Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during the Computex Show in Taipei on May 30, 2017.


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Jensen Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during the Computex Show in Taipei on May 30, 2017.

LONDON – Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm will most likely be blocked, according to two technology investors and artificial intelligence experts.

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In the “State of AI” report published Thursday, Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth list eight predictions for the industry over the next 12 months.

One of those predictions is: “Nvidia does not end up completing its acquisition of Arm.”

The U.S. chip giant announced earlier this month that it intends to buy Arm from

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