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TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a “human moderation error”

TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a “human moderation error” TikTok has issued a public apology to a teenager who had her account suspended shortly after posting a video that asked viewers to research the persecution of Uighur people and other Muslim groups in Xinjiang. TikTok included […]

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TikTok tests social commerce

TikTok tests social commerce TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users to add links to e-commerce sites (or any other destination) to their profile biography as well as offer creators the ability to easily send their viewers to shopping […]

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Adobe’s Premiere Rush can now publish to TikTok

Adobe’s Premiere Rush can now publish to TikTok Adobe is launching a slew of updates to its various Creative Cloud video production tools today. For the most part, these are aimed at professionals (or at least YouTubers). Premiere Rush, however, has always been positioned as Adobe’s tool for anybody who wants to […]

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China Roundup: TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge

China Roundup: TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. It’s been a very busy last week of October […]

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ByteDance denies it will go public in Hong Kong next quarter

ByteDance denies it will go public in Hong Kong next quarter ByteDance has responded to a report in the Financial Times that said the Chinese Internet startup plans to go public in Hong Kong as early as the first quarter of next year. “There is absolutely zero truth to the rumors that […]

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From the NBA to Sequoia to TikTok and more, a week of national security concerns with China

From the NBA to Sequoia to TikTok and more, a week of national security concerns with China It has been a tough week for China-U.S. relations. Vice President Mike Pence ratcheted up the administration’s rhetoric yesterday, calling the NBA “a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime” in China while the league’s […]

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Is there room for a U.S. equivalent to China’s #1 news app?

Is there room for a U.S. equivalent to China’s #1 news app? In China, Toutiao is literally big news. Not only has its parent company ByteDance achieved a $75 billion valuation, two of its apps — Toutiao, a news aggregator, and Douyin (Tik Tok in China) — are chipping into WeChat’s user […]

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China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push Welcome to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. The talk about U.S.-China relationships over the past two weeks has centered heavily on […]

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Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok

Zuckerberg misunderstands the huge threat of TikTok “It’s almost like the Explore Tab that we have on Instagram” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in leaked audio of him describing TikTok during an all-hands meeting. But it’s not. TikTok represents a new form of social entertainment that’s vastly different from the lifelogging of […]

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The […]

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