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.
Political parties plan to up TikTok presence
TikTok has 200 million users in India. Following a temporary ban by the Madras High Court earlie...
Report claims ByteDance links with China’s ‘Party-state’ establishment
The findings of this report come close on the heels of TikTok suspendi...
TikTok finally admits error, apologises for pulling down viral Xinjiang video
TikTok admitted having temporarily removed the video "due to a human moderation error".
Graphic India's short motion comics record 20 mn views on TikTok in just 30 days
Graphic India will also be launching new comics including ‘Baahubali: Rise Of The Kalakeya’.
TikTok is aiming at a bigger audience than U.S. Senators
For TikTok to be a true success, it needs to appeal to the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Its advertising business is ready to take off because it has direct access to that all-powerful youth demographic.
TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, India tops the chart
TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million. India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.
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.
Game set for big bucks on YouTube arena
Gaming is one of its most important verticals for YouTube in India, amid rising competition within the video category, with new entrants like the Chinese ByteDance-owned short-videos platform TikTok disrupting its unchallenged market.
India may force social media platforms to offer user verification
Social media platforms may have to offer an identify-verification option if the Data bill becomes a law.
Teens love TikTok. Silicon Valley is trying to stage an intervention.
Through knockoffs, potential acquisitions and not-so-subtle references to Chinese censorship, TikTok’s competitors (US internet companies) have been trying to protect their home turf from the service’s advancement. They haven’t had much luck so far.
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.
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.
'Non-English tweets are now 50% of the total’: Twitter India MD
Twitter is seeing its fastest revenue growth in India in five years as the social networking platform doubles down on localising product and adding regional language content while continuing to maintain premium advertisement pricing amid stiff competition.
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.
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