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ByteDance Selling TikTok AI To Companies Including In India

China-based ByteDance which is the parent company of TikTok, has reportedly started selling the AI technology of the short video-making app to other companies, including in India where the app is banned.

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Pakistan Bans TikTok Again For 'Peddling Vulgarity'

New Delhi: Pakistan has once again banned Chinese short-video making app TikTok, this time for allegedly peddling vulgarity and spreading objectionable content on its platform. The country banned the ByteDance-owned platform in October 2020 for a brief 10-day period for hosting “immoral” and “indecent” videos. “In respectful compliance to the orders of the Peshawar High […]

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Facebook Launches Tiktok-Like App For Creating And Sharing Raps

New Delhi: Facebook has doubled down on its efforts to take on the growing Chinese short-video making platform TikTok, this time by launching a new app for creating and sharing raps. Called BARS, the app is now available in the Apple App Store in the US and makes it easy to create and share raps […]

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Tiktok Shuts Down India Business, To Downsize Workforce By 2000

New Delhi: Over the uncertainty in making a comeback following a ban on the hugely popular TikTok video app, China’s ByteDance will shut its India business and cut the 2,000-plus employees to a bare minimum, the company told employees in an internal memo on Wednesday. Tiktok’s global interim head Vanessa Pappas and vice president for […]

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Despite Ban, TikTok Becomes Highest Grossing App Of 2020

New Delhi: Despite India ban and an ongoing legal battle in the US, Chinese short-video making app TikTok has become the highest grossing app globally in 2020 with $540 million in profit, followed by dating app Tinder that grossed $513 million. According to the data released by app analytics firm Apptopia, YouTube was third with […]

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Pakistan Blocks TikTok Over Not Filtering Immoral Content

Pakistan’s telecommunication authorities blocked TikTok on Friday, saying the Chinese app has failed to comply with the government’s instructions for “development of an effective mechanism for proactive moderation of unlawful online content,” according to a press release issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). PTA added that this step was taken after the authority received a […]

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U.S. Bans Chinese Apps TikTok and WeChat Citing National Security Concerns

San Francisco: The TikTok and WeChat apps will be banned from US app stores starting Sunday, the country’s Department of Commerce said on Friday. The move “to safeguard the national security of the United States” came in response to US President Donald Trump’s executive orders signed on August 6. Among the “transactions” which are prohibited […]

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ByteDance Not To Sell TikTok's US Operations To Oracle: CGTN

Beijing: In an interesting development, ByteDance has reportedly said it will neither sell TikTok’s US operations to Oracle nor give the source code to any US buyers, state-owned China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported on Monday. The report came as The New York Times and other US media outlets reported on Sunday that Bytedance, the […]

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Oracle Wins Deal For TikTok US Business, Microsoft's Bid Rejected 

San Francisco: Bytedance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, has chosen Cloud major Oracle over Microsoft to run its US operations as a ‘trusted tech partner’, multiple media reports revealed on Monday while an official announcement was still awaited. According to The New York Times, it was unclear whether TikTok’s choice of Oracle as a technology partner […]

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China Terms India's Ban On 118 Apps 'Discriminatory Restrictions'

Beijing: Hit hard by India’s move to ban 118 apps, including PUBG, China on Thursday termed the action as ‘discriminatory restrictions’ on Chinese companies and alleged that it violated World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Gao Feng, the spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Commerce, said that the Chinese side expressed serious concern and firm objection to […]

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Amid Political Turmoil Kevin Mayer Quits As TikTok CEO

New Delhi: In a significant development, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has quit the company amid the ongoing dispute with the Donald Trump administration and sale talks in the US and the India ban. Less than six months into the job, Mayer announced his departure in an internal email seen first by the Financial Times on […]

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After TikTok Ban, ByteDance Reaches Out To Reliance Jio For A Deal

New Delhi: As ByteDance continues to struggle in the US, a new report claimed on Thursday that China-based company that owns the short-video making app TikTok may sell its India business to Reliance Jio amid uncertainties around its operations in the country. Citing people familiar with the early-stage discussions, Tech Crunch reported that the “two […]

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Microsoft Aims To Acquire Entire TikTok, Including India Ops

New Delhi: Not just the US operations, Microsoft is aiming to acquire the global business of Chinese short-video making app TikTok, including in India where the app is banned, The Financial Times reported on Thursday. Microsoft is officially seeking to buy the TikTok operations in North America, Australia and New Zealand for a “reported figure […]

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Microsoft Confirms Talks To Acquire TikTok By September 15

San Francisco: Microsoft has officially confirmed it is in talks to acquire the operations of video-sharing platform TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand markets following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald Trump. “Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” […]

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TikTok Plans $2 Billion Fund For Creators As Competition Grows

San Francisco: TikTok has now raised the ante in the social media war with a plan to offer creators $2 billion globally in the next three years as it fights rivals like Instagram and YouTube. The TikTok move comes after the media said Instagram is reportedly offering financial incentives to some popular TikTok creators in […]

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Film On Sushant Singh Rajput's Life - Meet 'The Outsider' In 'Suicide Or Murder'

While the investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is yet to reach a conclusion, a film based on the life of the multi-talented actor titled ‘Suicide Or Murder’ is likely to hit the floor soon. TikTok star Sachin Tiwari, who became an internet sensation due to his uncanny resemblance with Sushant, will reportedly […]

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Chingari App Crosses 23 Million Downloads, Announces Rs 1 Crore Prize For Content Creators

Bengaluru/Bhubaneswar: Popular video-sharing app, Chingari continues to see immense growth in popularity with total downloads crossing 23 million within a short span of time. With the ban on TikTok providing additional tailwind, Chingari App is upping the ante to garner as many subscribers as possible. In view of the same, Chingari App, developed by Biswatma […]

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TikTok May Snap Chinese Connection, Become US Company: Trump Adviser

New York: US President Donald Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow has said that TikTok may cut off ties to its Chinese parent and become a 100 per cent American company to circumvent demands to ban it as India has done. “I think TikTok is going to pull out of the holding company which is China-run […]

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Instagram Brings Tiktok-Like Short Videos To India With 'Reels'

New Delhi: With the ban on TikTok creating a huge vacuum for the 15-second videos in the Indian Internet space, Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced the extension of the testing of Reels which allows users to record, edit and share short multi-clip videos, to India. With Reels, Instagram users can share short videos with their […]

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US Looking At Banning Chinese Apps Including TikTok: US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Washington was looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. In a Fox News interview on Monday, Pompeo said that “we’re taking this very seriously”. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you the US will get this one […]

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Centre Asks Telcos, ISPs To Block Access To Banned Chinese Apps

New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed telecom operators and internet service providers to block access to all the 59 Chinese apps banned by the government with immediate effect, sources said. DoT has asked all the service players to comply with the order and submit compliance reports. The development comes after the Centre […]

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Concerned Over Ban On 59 Chinese Apps, China Reaches Out To India

New Delhi/Beijing: China on Tuesday reached out to India, expressing anxiety about the ban imposed by the Indian government on popular Chinese mobile applications like TikTok and WeChat, among others. During a daily news briefing on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing, “China is strongly concerned about the relevant notice […]

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TikTok Issues First Response After Ban, Calls It 'Interim Order'

Hours after being banned by the government of India along with 58 other Chinese apps, TikTok India has issued a statement saying that it is an ‘interim order’ and the app is in the process of complying with the government’s regulation. “We have been invited to meet concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond […]

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TikTok, UC Browser, Shareit Among 59 Chinese Apps Blocked In India

In a strong posturing amid the ongoing standoff with China, Indian government today blocked as many as 59 popular Chinese apps including the video sharing app TikTok. Other applications that have been blocked include Baidu Map, Helo, Likee, Mi Community, YouCam makeup, We Chat, Weibo, Xender, QQ Music, QQ Newsfeed, Virus Cleaner, APUS browsers, Newsdog, […]

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Chingari App Lights Up Google Play Store With 2.5 MN Downloads, Big Thumbs-Up From India Inc

Bhubaneswar: Chingari App, co-developed by Odisha’s Biswatma Nayak is really lighting up the online video sharing application scene after it crossed 2.5 million downloads on Google play store in a span of a couple of weeks. Such has been the popularity of the app that even the bigwigs of India Inc came out in praise […]