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Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an […]

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Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home nation, too. The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, has amassed 400 million daily active users, parent company ByteDance revealed in its annual report this […]

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China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US

China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US 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. This week, TikTok, currently the world’s hottest social media app, welcomed […]

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TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as U.S. Navy reportedly bans popular social app

TikTok’s national security scrutiny tightens as U.S. Navy reportedly bans popular social app TikTok may be the fastest-growing social network in the history of the internet, but it is also quickly becoming the fastest-growing security threat and thorn in the side of U.S. China hawks. The latest, according to a notice published […]

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China Roundup: GitHub’s China ambitions and WeWork rival’s big hopes

China Roundup: GitHub’s China ambitions and WeWork rival’s big hopes 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. This week, we are looking at how WeWork’s largest rival in China […]

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India proposes new rules to access its citizens’ data

India proposes new rules to access its citizens’ data India has proposed groundbreaking new rules that would require companies to garner consent from citizens in the country before collecting and processing their personal data. But at the same time, the new rules also state that companies would have to hand over “non-personal” […]

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online […]

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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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Daily Crunch: TikTok starts experimenting with commerce

Daily Crunch: TikTok starts experimenting with commerce The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. TikTok tests social commerce The short-form video app said it’s allowing […]

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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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