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YouTube wants to take on TikTok with upcoming ‘Shorts’ feature

TikTok, the popular video-sharing app that is especially popular among young people, is going to get some fresh competition from Google later this year. Google is reportedly planning to create its own
TikTok donates $3M to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charity feeding kids affected by school closures

TikTok donates $3M to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charity feeding kids affected by school closures

The social media giant TikTok said that it would donate $3 million to After-School All-Stars, a charity founded by actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to feed families whose

TikTok names experts who will help shape its content policies

TikTok has named the group of experts who will help guide the app's content moderation policies as part of the newly formed "Content Advisory Council."The group, chaired by George Washington
Leaked Documents Show TikTok Tried to Suppress ‘Ugly’ Users

Leaked Documents Show TikTok Tried to Suppress ‘Ugly’ Users

Social video platform TikTok, already embroiled in a political skirmish over potential national security risks related to its Chinese owner, ByteDance, is now taking on a more familiar form of

TikTok will stop using China-based moderators to screen foreign content

TikTok has already taken steps to reassure the world that the Chinese government doesn't control its app overseas, including the use of non-Chinese moderators for the US and plans for a transparency
TikTok Says It'll No Longer Moderate Overseas Content With China-Based Staff: Report

TikTok Says It'll No Longer Moderate Overseas Content With China-Based Staff: Report

In an effort to assuage U.S. national security concerns, TikTok announced that it’s no longer relying on China-based moderators to screen content from overseas. Instead, it will shift those jobs,

Senators want to ban TikTok from government phones

All federal government employees could soon be banned from downloading TikTok on work-issued smartphones. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Rick Scott (R-Florida) have introduced a bill that would
Resso is a new music streaming app from the makers of TikTok, arriving now in India

Resso is a new music streaming app from the makers of TikTok, arriving now in India

Going up against several local and global players Indian music streamers are spoiled with choice, with close to a dozen global and home-grown players scrambling for their attention. That’s in a
TikTok Owner ByteDance Launches Resso App in India, Taking on Spotify

TikTok Owner ByteDance Launches Resso App in India, Taking on Spotify

After three months in beta-testing phase, TikTok makers ByteDance officially launched their Resso app in India earlier today, joining a crowded field of streaming services in the country that includes

Resso, ByteDance’s music streaming app, officially launches in India, sans Tencent-backed Universal Music

TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends

TSA bans employees from making TikTok videos

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) is the latest US government organization to ban the use of TikTok. The decision comes after New York Senator Chuck Schumer sent a letter to TSA
How TikTok conquered Indian social media

How TikTok conquered Indian social media

TikTok might be India’s most popular social media platform for years to come—unless the government shuts it down.
The Chinese “app factory” behind the global rise of TikTok

The Chinese “app factory” behind the global rise of TikTok

From TikTok to Toutiao, Bytedance has created an ever-expanding app universe.
Zhang Yiming is leading a new generation of Chinese tech moguls

Zhang Yiming is leading a new generation of Chinese tech moguls

Bytedance, the company behind TikTok, is led by a “geeky” and “down to earth” CEO whose company is estimated to be worth $75 billion.
How TikTok became China’s first global app

How TikTok became China’s first global app

The rise of TikTok highlights a significant development: China’s growing influence in consumer technology outside of its borders.
China Roundup: Amid coronavirus, tech firms offer ways to maintain China’s lifeblood

China Roundup: Amid coronavirus, tech firms offer ways to maintain China’s lifeblood

The coronavirus outbreak is posing a devastating impact on people's life and the economy in China, but there's a silver lining that the epidemic might have benefited a few players in the technology
Live-streams and “work diaries”: How work from home works in coronavirus-hit China

Live-streams and “work diaries”: How work from home works in coronavirus-hit China

The coronavirus is forcing millions of Chinese employees and their companies to adapt, sometimes painfully, to remote work.
Indian ed-tech may rake in $2 billion next year with a lot of help from entrance exams

Indian ed-tech may rake in $2 billion next year with a lot of help from entrance exams

Between 2014 and 2019, 4,450 ed-tech startups launched in India.

TikTok waited hours to contact police after teen broadcasted suicide

TikTok's main goal appeared to be keeping the story from going viral. The post TikTok waited hours to contact police after teen broadcasted suicide appeared first on The Daily Dot.

Why TikTok could become Apple Music’s scariest rival

It’s the year 2020 and absolutely everyone is making a streaming service, including TikTok. The budding social network is hard at work inking licensing deals for its upcoming music streaming service,