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Jack Ma Leaves China for the First Time Since Regulatory Woes Began [Video]

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is traveling outside of China for the first time since his business empire came under regulatory scrutiny about a year ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Microsoft Folds LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China [Video]

LinkedIns plans to shut down the version of its professional-networking site used in the country mark the end of the last major American social-media service operating openly there.

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Netflixs Squid Game Is Slammed by Kim Jong Uns Propagandists as Beastly [Video]

Squid Game, Netflixs dystopian drama set in South Korea, is the top-watched show in more than 90 countries. North Korea, however, isnt giving the show rave reviews.

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China Wants Gig Workers to Have More PowerJust Not Too Much [Video]

Chinas ruling Communist Party is pressing the countrys largest digital platforms to improve conditions for tens of millions of contract workers, but critics see Beijing using the effort to tighten its control.

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App Developers Payments Dilemma: Easier With or Without Apple and Google? [Video]

South Koreas app developers can soon break away from the U.S. tech giants digital tollway, but logistical and strategic challenges lie ahead.

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Chinas Digital Yuan Puts Ant and Tencent in an Awkward Spot [Video]

China is calling on private-sector pioneers Ant Group and Tencent to help it develop a state-backed digital currency that threatens the pairs highly popular payment networks.