TikTok VP Blake Chandlee to speak at Business Insider event in October

Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.

The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.

Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to include opportunities for sponsored hashtags and challenges, in-feed videos, and branded AR effects.

TikTok has nearly 800 million users. Chandlee revealed a few months ago that the company wants to launch a purchasing tool similar to Instagram’s, allowing users to buy directly from the app.

Chandlee previously worked at Facebook for more than 12 years overseeing global partnerships.

Hear Chandlee talk about the future of tech at the Business Insider Global Trends Festival. Get your tickets today.

Paige Leskin contributed to this report.

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Huawei Mate 40 series will be revealed October 22

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Macro rear camera housing
  • The Huawei Mate 40 series, including the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, will be officially revealed on October 22.
  • The reveal was made by Huawei’s Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu via Weibo.
  • Unfortunately, the Mate 40 Pro won’t have Google apps and could be the last of its kind.

Update: October 10, 2020: Huawei Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu has confirmed, via Weibo (h/t GSMArena), that the Huawei Mate 40 series will be revealed on October 22. The reveal will be made starting at 8 AM Eastern time (5 AM Pacific time).


Original story: October 9, 2020: Things have been relatively quiet surrounding the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro (for obvious reasons). However, we still expect the phones to launch at some point this month, and a leaker claims to know exactly when that will happen.

According to leaker @rodent950 (who has had reliable info in the past), Huawei could launch the Mate 40 series globally on October 22. In China, pre-sales could start that same day for an in-store date of October 30.

Unfortunately, the tipster didn’t know if October 30 would also be the date you could buy a Mate 40 device throughout the rest of the world.

For the record, Android Authority hasn’t received any word from Huawei about any launch events, so we can’t affirm or deny this leaker’s claims.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro: The last of its kind

While we are excited to see what the Mate 40 Pro has to offer, we are certain that it won’t have any Google apps on board. We also know that this will be the last smartphone from Huawei to feature a Kirin chipset, as the Huawei ban now blocks the company from even producing its processors.

Related: We asked, you told us: You think

Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights for October 12th – 25th

UPCOMING PREMIERES

NEW SEASON

GHOST NATION

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango are back for more adventures to the other side in a new season of “Ghost Nation.” This season’s locations have bigger mysteries, are more chilling and have never been investigated on television. And this time, they are calling in an old friend for some help – paranormal investigator Shari DeBenedetti. On all investigations, collecting evidence is just the beginning. With the help of their local contacts, they’re going to embed themselves in the community, conducting multi-day investigations in an effort to track down the true source of these hauntings and restore peace to the living. Under the United Paranormal Research Organization (UPRO) banner, local paranormal groups will join the team as they employ new devices and techniques for confronting and questioning spirits. They’ll do whatever it takes to entice the ghost into telling its story and stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the paranormal phenomena. [Hour-long episodes]

SEASON PREMIERE: “Evil Ink” – Premieres Saturday, October 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti investigate the paranormal events plaguing the Zone13 Tattoo and Body Piercing shop in New Jersey. They head to the town of Deptford to investigate the tattoo shop where disturbing apparitions, disembodied voices and even physical encounters are threatening the business. After their own investigation, it seems that whatever noises the team are hearing are following them as they move. With all these strange happenings and fresh evidence, the UPRO team will determine if the shop is actually haunted by one of the property’s former owners, a woman named Bertha.

“911 Fear Factory” – Premieres Saturday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti head to Millville, New Jersey,

Huawei tweets it will debut its Mate 40 devices on October 22nd

Huawei has tweeted that it will reveal its Mate 40 series on October 22nd, likely the last of its phones to have Kirin chips— at least for the foreseeable future— due to the ongoing economic pressure from the US.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, said at a conference August 7th that “this year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.” The US has accused Huawei of building backdoors into network infrastructure, ostensibly to aid Chinese government spying efforts. Huawei has denied the Trump administration’s accusations of spying.

But the Trump administration placed Huawei and 114 of its affiliates on its Entity List in May 2019, which meant US firms were unable to sell technology to the company without explicit US government approval.

It also meant Google was barred from doing business with Huawei, preventing Huawei from obtaining an Android license, and keeping Google apps off Huawei devices. In May, the US Commerce Department issued an amended export rule to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei.

That export rule prevented foreign manufacturers of semiconductors who use American software and technology in their operations from shipping their products to Huawei unless they first obtained a license from the US. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, reportedly halted orders for Huawei’s HiSilicon unit in May following the new US rule.

There’s no word yet on when the Mate 40 devices will ship to customers, but rumors suggest Huawei will introduce Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro editions. The Mate 40 Pro is expected to have a 6.7-inch screen, with the Mate 40 coming in at 6.5 inches. Android Authority says the devices could be priced between €1,200 and €1,300 (or $1400 to $1500).

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