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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually […]

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New TikTok feature allows users to avoid videos with epileptic seizure triggers

New TikTok feature allows users to avoid videos with epileptic seizure triggers TikTok announced today it is rolling out a new feature that will allow people with photosensitive epilepsy to automatically skip videos that can trigger seizures. The “Skip All” option will be introduced to all users over the next few weeks […]

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The crowd goes wild for Yiming

The crowd goes wild for Yiming There’s no shortage of TikTok coverage in the news today as the app’s fate in the U.S. hangs in the air. What the press doesn’t always address is how TikTok gets here — how did a Chinese startup seize the lucrative short-video market in the West […]

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The U.S. government sends mixed messages about TikTok’s future

The U.S. government sends mixed messages about TikTok’s future The fate of TikTok in the United States got even more confusing this week. The U.S. Justice and Commerce Departments sent conflicting messages today about TikTok’s future, which is now up in the air with the upcoming administration transition. The Department of Commerce […]

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Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos

Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos Netflix already borrowed the concept of short-form video “Stories” from social apps like Snapchat and Instagram for its Previews feature back in 2018. Now, the company is looking to the full-screen vertical video feed, popularized by TikTok, for further inspiration. With its […]

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TikTok test lets users fundraise for charity from their profile

TikTok test lets users fundraise for charity from their profile TikTok is testing a new feature that allows users to raise funds for causes and charities they care about directly from their TikTok profiles. Those who are in the test group will find a new option when they click “Edit Profile” directing […]

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ByteDance asks federal appeals court to vacate U.S. order forcing it to sell TikTok

ByteDance asks federal appeals court to vacate U.S. order forcing it to sell TikTok In a new filing, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance asked the federal appeals court to vacate the United States government order forcing it to sell the app’s American operations. President Donald Trump issued an order in August requiring ByteDance […]

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PUBG Mobile plots return to India following ban

PUBG Mobile plots return to India following ban PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit title that was banned in India two months ago over cybersecurity concerns, is plotting to make a return in the world’s second largest internet market, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The South Korean firm has engaged […]

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TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos

TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos How-to videos have been some of the most popular content on YouTube over the years, and now, to grow engagement and the pool of users that it appeals to, the upstart video app TikTok is getting in on the action, too. […]

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TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys. The accounts, popular with young, conservative voters, reach more than a million followers combined, and […]

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