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Saturday, February 27, 2021



ByteDance explores selling TikTok India assets to rival firm Glance: Report

February 14, 2021 4:06 pm

Glance’s parent, mobile advertising technology firm InMobi, also owns short-video app Roposo that has gained in popularity after TikTok was banned by the Indian government in July last year.

Instagram to stop promoting Reels with TikTok logo: Report

February 10, 2021 1:48 pm

While Instagram will not be taking down videos with the TikTok watermark on them, the platform will not be promoting such videos in its Discover feed.

UK-based Indian student comes up with own TikTok-inspired video-sharing app

February 10, 2021 9:40 am

The Theek-Thaak application is currently available for use in eight different dialects like Gujarati and Tamil.

Telegram dethrones TikTok to become most downloaded non-gaming app in January: Sensor Tower

February 08, 2021 8:49 am

Telegram rose from 9th position in December 2020 to the top in January 2021. Out of 63 million downloads, 24 per cent came from India followed by 10 per cent in Indonesia. 

TikTok owner’s sales doubled to $35 billion despite US ban

January 27, 2021 2:54 pm

ByteDance Ltd’s revenue more than doubled to about $35 billion last year, defying heightened global competition and Trump’s attempt to ban its signature video service TikTok in the US.

TikTok owner ByteDance to cut down Indian workforce after apps remain banned

January 27, 2021 12:58 pm

The move came after India decided to retain its ban on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps following responses from the companies on issues such as compliance and privacy.

India to impose permanent ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok

January 26, 2021 3:28 pm

When it first imposed the ban, the Indian government gave the 59 apps a chance to explain their position on compliance with privacy and security requirements, as per a report.

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

January 24, 2021 9:24 am

Her parents said she had been participating in a so-called blackout challenge on TikTok, putting a belt around her neck and holding her breath while recording herself on her phone.

Italy takes action against TikTok following 10-year-old girl's death

January 23, 2021 9:09 am

The authority said it was acting with ``urgency'' following the death of a 10-year-old girl in Sicily, who died while participating in a so-called ``blackout'' challenge while using the Chinese-owned video-sharing social network.

Explained: Who are Egypt's 'TikTok girls' set to be released from jail?

January 14, 2021 10:29 am

Mawada al-Adham and Haneen Hossam– popularly known in the country as the “TikTok girls”– were sentenced in July to two years in jail for “attacking society’s values” and “breaching public morals” with their videos.