TikTok craze is minting celebrities and ruining lives in India
Videos of cavorting public officials highlight the lack of control over its use among government and law enforcement agencies and is lending strength to a backlash in India against the app. Some even say it’s a security risk.
Report claims ByteDance links with China’s ‘Party-state’ establishment
The findings of this report come close on the heels of TikTok suspendi...
Political parties plan to up TikTok presence
TikTok has 200 million users in India. Following a temporary ban by the Madras High Court earlie...
Why Facebook passed on buying the predecessor to TikTok
TikTok ran afoul of regulators in 2019, but for different reasons than Facebook originally feared. The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether ByteDance’s acquisition of Musical.ly two years ago to merge it with TikTok posed a national security risk.
TikTok owner ByteDance unveils its first smartphone at $412
The device lets users access Douyin - the Chinese version of TikTok - just by swiping up on the screen.
ByteDance clocks Rs 3.4 crore profit in India
The company is up against Facebook and Google for user attention and advertising dollars in India, which is emerging as a key battleground for social media.
TikTok owner ByteDance aims to build global reach before IPO
Discussions around an eventual IPO come at a time when ByteDance needs new engines of growth with TikTok on the wane as global downloads of the video app fell for the first time in the September quarter.
ShareChat parent earns Rs 25.8 crore
This entire income came from what the company called “other income”, as it reported no revenue from operations.
The show may be short-lived for TikTok
The app amassed an estimated 177 million first-time users across the Apple App Store and Google Play for the third quarter ended September. That represents a 4% decline from a year ago.
TikTok, TikTok…the clock is ticking on the question whether ByteDance pays creators
ByteDance defends these practices as being part of what it calls "standard marketing practices".
TikTok in talks with companies in India for campaigns, engagement initiatives
TikTok announced the launch of its multi-phased integrated initiative, EduTok. It has also announced collaboration with Josh Talks and The/Nudge Foundation to educate 5,000 young individuals in the country.
ShareChat provided government info on 33 out of 41 requests
BETWEEN THE LINES: Social media firm says it got most requests from Kerala, followed by Telangana.
Knowledge-based campaign #EduTok witnesses over 42.5 billion views: TikTok
Tik Tok said #EduTok was launched as an effort to empower TikTok users to create meaningful and inspiring content around various themes.
SoftBank needs a different IPO after WeWork slip
SoftBank, like most pre-IPO investors, is generally locked in and can’t cash out that profit for at least a year.
EC's poll rules have social media companies in a knot
IAMAI is in process of finalising a separate takedown process with EC for polls
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