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For TikTok-ers, reach doesn’t equal moolah
The government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including the most popular TikTok, citing national security concerns. The move has, however, hit hundreds of content creators on the ByteDance-owned app, some of whom used to earn a few lakh rupees promoting branded content.
TikTok sees rising anti-China content in India on border dispute
The Chinese short-videos app has often been accused of scrubbing the platfor...
TikTok gets an Amazon-sized scare
In many ways, TikTok’s situation is similar to the public relations frenzy over Zoom Video Communications I...
Amazon backtracks from demand that employees delete TikTok
Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, said Monday that the Trump administration was considering blocking some Chinese apps, which he has called a threat to national security.
TikTok report shows India sends highest number of user information and content takedown requests
India made a total of 302 requests and TikTok complied with 90% of those requests, the report showed. The United States followed India with 100 requests, and TikTok complied with 82% of those requests. “We’re committed to earning the trust of our community every day. We’ll continue to evolve this report to address the feedback we’re hearing from our users, policymakers, and experts,” TikTok said in the report.
CarryMinati hailed as ‘winner’ by Twitter after India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok; memes, GIFs go viral
Several PUBG users breathed a sigh of relief that their favourite gaming app was spared.
TikTok not going to legally challenge the ban order
""We are committed to working with the government to address its concerns. We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government of India. Ensuring the data sovereignty, security and privacy of our users has always been and will continue to be a top priority for us." TikTok added.
Tough road for TikTok clones
Building the next TikTok will require top-notch capability, backed by millions of dollars.
US certainly looking at ban on Chinese apps, including TikTok: Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, inclu...
Huawei, ZTE face no impact from Chinese apps ban
That is because these are among internal apps and proprietary technology products used by top Chinese telecom gear suppliers, Huawei and ZTE, to remotely connect with company colleagues and business partners in China for daily meetings and business reviews.
Race is on to take TikTok's vacant short-video crown
Gaana, meanwhile, has launched a new platform — HotShots — which allows users to create and share short videos and stories with its audience base of more than 150 million. Gaana’s chief executive Prashan Agarwal said it is building on the expertise gained from its vertical video feature platform announced last year, to launch HotShots.
Facebook to shut TikTok clone Lasso
Lasso was launched in 2018 as an answer to TikTok, which has gained popularity globally. However, Lasso failed to gain traction and match TikTok. Facebook is now betting on Instagram Reels. It is also similar to TikTok where a user can record 15 second videos.
Chinese apps ban: TikTok app removed from Google Play Store
Amid border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh, the government on Monday banned 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Ch...
TikTok says it will exit Hong Kong market within days
The short form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city. "In light of recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong," a TikTok spokesman said.
TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban
TikTok, which is not available in China, is owned by China's ByteDance but has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience. Along with 58 other Chinese apps, including Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's UC Browser, it was banned in India this week following a border clash with China.