Exclusive: TikTok Rival Triller Explores Deal to Go Public – Sources | Top News

By Joshua Franklin and Echo Wang

(Reuters) – Triller Inc, a budding competitor to popular short-video app TikTok, is in discussions with blank-check acquisition companies about a merger which would take the U.S. social media company public, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal would come as Triller seeks to capitalize on TikTok’s woes. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance to divest the app, citing concerns that the data of U.S. citizens could be accessible to China’s Communist Party government. TikTok has sued the U.S. government to stave off a ban from U.S. app stores while deal negotiations continue.

Triller, which was launched in 2015 and only has a fraction of the 100 million users that TikTok boasts in the United States, has said it hopes that the uncertainty over its rival’s future will drive more influencers and users to its platform.

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Prime Day Nikon, Canon & DSLR Camera Deals 2020: Top Early Sony, Canon, & Nikon DSLR & Mirrorless Camera, Lens, & Photography Gear Sales Summarized by Deal Stripe

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compare the latest early Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR and mirrorless camera deals for Prime Day, featuring EOS DSLR and mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Nikon D series, and photography gear discounts. Links to the latest deals are listed below.

Best DSLR & mirrorless camera deals:

  • Save up to 39% on Nikon DSLR, mirrorless & digital cameras at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on top-rated Nikon digital SLR cameras, COOLPIX digital cameras and full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses
  • Save up to 47% on Canon EOS DSLR cameras, mirrorless & digital cameras at the Amazon Prime Day sale – click the link for the latest prices on Canon digital SLR camera bodies, lenses and bundles, PowerShot digital cameras and mirrorless cameras
  • Save up to 57% on mirrorless cameras at the Amazon Prime Day sale – check the latest deals on top-rated Sony Alpha, Olympus,
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Best Early Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker Sales Tracked by Deal Stripe

Find the top early Samsung Galaxy Watch, Apple Watch, Fitbit & Garmin deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring offers on Apple Watch 6 & 5, Fitbit Versa & Garmin vivoactive

Here’s our round-up of the latest early smartwatch & fitness tracker deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring sales on Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung Galaxy Watch & Apple Watch. View the latest deals by clicking the links below

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Searching for more deals on Fitbit, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Garmin & Apple Watch? We recommend checking Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 deals page to compare all the active discounts at the moment.

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Prime Day celebrates and rewards Amazon Prime members with exclusive

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Best Early Ring, Blink, Nest, Arlo & Philips Hue Savings Tracked by Deal Stripe

The top early Nest, Arlo, Ring, Blink & Philips Hue deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020, featuring the top security camera and smart home device discounts

Find the top early smart home automation and home security camera deals for Amazon Prime Day, together with all the best deals on Ring Floodlight Cams & Doorbells, Ring Alarm, Google Nest Cam & Thermostat, Arlo Indoor & Outdoor Cams, Philips Hue lighting kits, and Blink compact cameras. Links to the top deals are listed below.

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In need of some more smart home security and automation deals? Check out Amazon’s Prime Day 2020 page to view all the active offers available now.

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Amazon Prime Day is a celebratory shopping event for Prime members, rewarding them with

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Early AirPods Pro, Bose, Beats & Sony Bluetooth Headphones & Earbuds Savings Ranked by Deal Tomato

The latest early Prime Day headphones & AirPods earbuds deals for 2020, including the best Apple AirPods, Sony WH-1000XM4, Bose 700 & Beats by Dre Bluetooth earbuds deals

Compare the best early Bluetooth headphones & earbuds deals for Amazon Prime Day, featuring the best Sony, Bose, AirPods & Beats headphones offers. Shop the full range of deals in the list below.

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Interested in more deals on headphones & earbuds? Click here to enjoy the full selection of active deals on the Amazon Prime Day sale page.

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Amazon holds their Prime Day sale every year. The popular shopping and entertainment event offers numerous deals for Prime members to enjoy across dozens of product categories.

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Prime Day preview: Fire HD 10 tablet deal for only $80 on Tuesday

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Prime Day 2020 starts on Tuesday, and we’re about to see some good discounts on certain Amazon Fire tablets. The Fire HD 10, Amazon’s best tablet, will be $80 ($70 off) starting on Oct. 13, the lowest price we’ve seen for it. 

Amazon also announced that the Kids Edition of its entry-level 7-inch Fire will cost $60, which is $40 off its list price of $100. The Fire Kids Edition includes a case and a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus subscription service, a $36 value.

It’s unclear whether the Fire HD 8 or HD 8 Plus will also be on sale, but we’ll keep an eye on their prices because Amazon often slips previously unannounced deals on its devices in to Prime Day. 

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Save $50 on Latest iPad Pro 11.0 With This Rare Early Prime Day Deal

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If you are looking to take advantage of Prime Day deals to purchase a premium tablet, then you’re in luck. It’s rare to see discounts for newly released Apple products, but they do happen every once in a while. A perfect example is this early Prime Day deal for the Wi-Fi model of the 11-inch, 128GB version of the fourth-generation iPad Pro. The offer, which joins the list of Prime Day iPad deals ahead of the October 13-14 event, cuts $50 off the tablet’s price to take it down to $750 from $800.

Apple, which released the fourth-generation iPad Pro in March, claims that the tablet powered by the A12Z chip is faster and more powerful than most Windows laptops. The latest version of the iPad Pro, however, remains easy to handle with a width of only 5.9mm and weight of only 471 grams. The Liquid Retina IPS

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Sound United Inks The Deal On Acquisition Of Bowers & Wilkins

Sound United LLC, the parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, has today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins, the leading British-based designer and manufacturer of luxury home audio speakers, headphones, custom installation products, wireless speakers, and branded audio systems in the automotive and television markets. I originally reported on the possible acquisition back in June and news has just come through that the deal has been concluded. 

“Acquiring Bowers & Wilkins combines its industry-leading acoustic design, engineering and manufacturing expertise in the premium category with Sound United’s scale, technical acumen and consumer reach to ensure Bowers & Wilkins thrives moving forward,” said Kevin Duffy, CEO at Sound United. “Sound United has a strong track record of

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IBM Inks Its First-Ever Esports Deal With The Overwatch League

The Overwatch League Grand Finals weekend is underway and although we’re in the middle of the biggest pro Overwatch event of the year, Activision Blizzard is already looking towards the future. It has signed a multi-year deal with IBM. The league will use IBM’s cloud and artificial intelligence tech to “power analytical and interactive content” in its broadcasts.  

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“We’re constantly striving to give fans the ability to more meaningfully engage with the Overwatch League, and teaming up with IBM enables us to do just that,” Brandon Snow, chief revenue officer of Activision Blizzard Esports, said in a statement.

“IBM’s cutting-edge AI and machine learning, underpinned by cloud technologies, will help enable us

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L.L. Bean products are now sold on Zappos in latest wholesale deal

  • L.L. Bean is partnering with Zappos. Starting Thursday Bean Boots will be available on Zappos, and fleece, flannel, and outerwear will roll out in the coming days.
  • This is the latest wholesale partnership for L.L. Bean. In July, it announced its first wholesale partnerships in its 108-year history with Staples, Nordstrom and Scheels.
  • L.L. Bean CEO Stephen Smith said the company has done well during the pandemic, including a “record-breaking” September, because its products have “mirrored the American psyche.”
  • Smith said they’re approaching these wholesale partnerships as tests, and want to introduce new customers to the brand by meeting them “where they are.”
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L.L. Bean products are now available on e-commerce destination Zappos. Starting Thursday, customers will be able to find the outfitter’s famous flagship product, Bean Boots, on Zappos’ site. More of L.L. Bean’s best-selling products, including fleece, flannels, and outerwear, will

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