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Pakistan temporarily shuts down all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

As per the local media reports, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday (April 16) temporarily shut down all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and TikTok, in the nation for a few hours. 

Apr 16, 2021, 13:23 PM IST

TikTok’s founder net worth soars to $60 billion, becomes one of the richest men in the world

Overall, the revenue of ByteDance grew 2x last year after the company expanded its play into areas such as ecommerce and online gaming.

Apr 14, 2021, 16:53 PM IST

TikTok most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in March despite India ban

The countries with the largest number of TikTok installs were from Douyin in China at 11 percent, followed by the US at 10 percent, Sensor Tower said. The countries with the largest number of Facebook installs were — India at 25 percent, followed by the US at 8 percent. 

Apr 12, 2021, 20:51 PM IST

Instagram unveils Reels Remix feature: Check how it works

The feature was introduced by TikTok and is quite famous among creators who share dance and music videos. To remix a reel, tap the three-dot menu on a reel and select "Remix this Reel." From there, you can record your reel or upload pre-recorded footage.

Apr 02, 2021, 22:45 PM IST

ByteDance hires Xiaomi executive as CFO, moving towards IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said earlier today in a filing to Hong Kong Exchange that Chew had resigned.

Mar 24, 2021, 18:05 PM IST

Netflix introduces 'Fast Laughs', funny video feed to compete against TikTok

Fast Laughs, which at the moment is only available for iOS device owners in select countries, looks and feels very similar to TikTok or Instagram Reels. The concept is that different short clips, which are taken from shows like `Big Mouth` or stand-up specials from comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Ali Wong, will play directly within the Netflix app.

Mar 04, 2021, 17:18 PM IST

ByteDance agrees to $92 million privacy settlement with US TikTok users

The lawsuits claimed the TikTok app "infiltrates its users` devices and extracts a broad array of private data including biometric data and content that defendants use to track and profile TikTok users for the purpose of, among other things, ad targeting and profit."

Feb 26, 2021, 09:03 AM IST

YouTube's big blow to TikTok: Here’s how it will challenge with Shorts

The sudden upsurge in the growing numbers of TikTok users amid pandemic has pushed other companies on the edges and they are leaving no stone unturned to restrategise and come up with similar products. To name it, Instagram launched Reels and Snapchat introduced Spotlight and now YouTube has followed the same path and launched Shorts.

Feb 18, 2021, 18:15 PM IST

Big update for Tiktokers, YouTube will come with this new feature for all tik-tok fans

The sudden upsurge in the growing numbers of TikTok users amid pandemic has pushed other companies on the edges and they are leaving no stone unturned to restrategise and come up with similar products. To name it, Instagram launched reels and Snapchat introduced Spotlight and now YouTube has followed the same path and launched Reels.

Feb 18, 2021, 16:42 PM IST

TikTok to be relaunched in India soon? ByteDance exploring THIS option

InMobi, Glance’s parent company owns short-video app Roposo that became really popular after TikTok was banned by the Indian government. TikTok, a global phenomenon, reached over 120 million Indian users before it was banned in July 2020 among several others, including the hot favourite mobile game PUBG.

Feb 17, 2021, 16:19 PM IST

TikTok accused of violating consumer, child safety and privacy laws in Europe

The Brussels-based BEUC in a statement alleged that TiKTok's copyright policy and virtual coins is “unfair” and should be probed. Further, it reiterated its warning that the app fails to protect children and teenagers from harmful content or hidden advertising.

Feb 17, 2021, 13:26 PM IST

Tiktok to shut down India biz but continues to engage with govt; massive layoffs of employees in India at parent company ByteDance

According to a source at Bytedance, the company held a town hall on Wednesday where it communicated about the closure of India business.

When contacted Tiktok spokesperson said the company has worked steadfastly to comply with the government of India order issued on June 29, 2020 and continually strives to make its apps comply with local laws and regulations.

Jan 27, 2021, 13:12 PM IST

My father has 27 wives, 150 children: Teen's revelation about living in polygamous family goes viral

Winston Blackmore is the most famous Polygamist in Canada and lives with his huge family in British Columbia. He is married to 27 women but only 22 of them have children with him. Out of those 22 women, 16 are still remain married to him. 

Jan 24, 2021, 11:02 AM IST

Centre to continue ban on Chinese apps including TikTok

The Ministry of Information Technology had blocked the apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act after learning that the apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order. The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more apps, including PUBG mobile game, in September.

Jan 23, 2021, 23:01 PM IST

Facebook launches another Tik Tok-rival Collab for iOS users

The experimental app for making collaborative music videos is now available on the App Store in the US.

Dec 15, 2020, 11:28 AM IST

PUBG, TikTok, AliExpress, WeTV, MangoTV: India bans over 250 Chinese apps in 2020; check full list here

Amid border tension with China, India in 2020 banned over 250 Chinese mobile apps.

Nov 24, 2020, 18:42 PM IST

Meet 16-year-old Charli D'Amelio, first one to earn 100 million followers on TikTok!

In Fortune's 40 Under 40 list 2020, she earned herself a name this year and was also mentioned in Forbes as the second highest-earning TikTok personality. 

Nov 24, 2020, 08:51 AM IST

Kashmiri brothers develop this app as an alternative to TikTok

As an initiative under Make in India, app developer Tipu Sultan Wani along with his elder brother Mohd Farooq has developed a video-sharing application that will work as an alternative to banned Chinese app Tik-Tok.

Nov 13, 2020, 07:02 AM IST

TikTok signs deal with Sony Music to expand music library

TikTok signed similar deals with UK-based non-profit Merlin earlier this year, in a bid to expand its music library 

Nov 03, 2020, 00:34 AM IST

Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after blocking it for 10 days over 'obscenity'

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had banned the app on October 9 after getting numerous complaints over its immoral content.

Oct 20, 2020, 09:57 AM IST