Tag: Tiktok

ShareChat sacks 101 employees amid COVID-19 uncertainties

New Delhi: Home-grown regional language social media platform ShareChat on Wednesday announced that it had to let go of 101 of its employees, or about a fourth of the company’s total workforce, due to the COVID-19-induced uncertainties in the advertising market. The Bengaluru-based company’s cost-saving measures were announced in an email to employees by Ankush […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
TikTok 'Challenger'! Odisha Youth’s Chingari App Spreads Like Wildfire

Bhubaneswar/Bengaluru: With a quick dash to 100,000 downloads, Indian social app, Chingari is now being touted to be a promising challenger to the popular video-sharing app TikTok. Chingari, an audio and video sharing platform was developed in 2019 by Biswatma Nayak, who is from Cuttack district of Odisha and Siddharth Gautam, both of whom are […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
TikTok Challenger Chingari App Crosses 5 Lakh Downloads

Bengaluru: Indian social app Chingari, billed as the ‘desi’ alternative to the Chinese short entertainment video sharing platform TikTok, on Monday claimed it has recorded five lakh downloads in just 72 hours in the backdrop of boycott Chinese products calls. Chingari, an audio and video sharing platform was developed by Biswatma Nayak, who is from […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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, […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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,” […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021