Tag: Cripple

TikTok’s Internal Estimates Show Even A Temporary Ban Would Cripple Its Entire Business Within Months

A U.S. ban would shatter TikTok’s business around the world even if the restrictions were later lifted, the company says in a newly filed court document.

A ban that stopped TikTok from operating in the States and lasted two months would reduce the number of Americans using TikTok each day by 40% to 50%, according to the document. Those figures worsen to a 80% to 90% drop in daily active users if the ban went six months, a move that would, essentially, deliver a fatal blow to TikTok’s presence in America.

The ramifications stretch beyond the States. TikTok says American-made content accounts for as much as 60% of the videos consumed by users outside the U.S. It is hard to imagine the company being able to maintain—let alone grow—its audience beyond America with such a drastic reduction in

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We Don’t ‘Cripple’ Cameras, Idea is ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Much has been made of the overheating time limits of the Canon EOS R5 and R6 and the fact that the overheating timer can be bypassed with seemingly no ill effects. But Canon has now gone on the record to confirm that they did not intentionally hamstring their latest mirrorless cameras to protect other camera lines from self-cannibalization.

Johnnie Behiri of CineD, formerly known as cinema5D, spoke with Katsuyuki Nagai-san, Product Management Director of Image Communication Business at Canon Europe, and directly asked about the murmurings of artificial recording restrictions.

“To some people, it seemed as if Canon was trying to protect their professional EOS camera line by restricting recording times,” Behiri asks. “That might have caused some trust issues between potential customers and the company. Is there anything you would like to highlight in order to reassure people that whatever was done, was not intentional but to

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