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TikTok emerges as most downloaded app globally on Christmas Day 2021

Recently, TikTok surpassed tech giant Google as the most popular website of the year. The viral video app gets more hits than the US-based search engine

Published on 30th December 2021
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YouTube Shorts goes global with launch in over 100 countries. Is it TikTok's nemesis?

Shorts is a new short-form video experience right on YouTube for creators and artists who want to shoot short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones

Published on 13th July 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The first time TikTok was banned in India and Madras High Court's role behind it

In today's #TBT, we remind you about the first time the talks of TikTok began for the inappropriate content that it might be showing. This is how the events unfolded back in the year 2019

Published on 24th April 2021
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Case filed against short video-making app TikTok for illegally collecting kids data

Despite a minimum age requirement of 13, the UK's communications regulator Ofcom found last year that 42 per cent of eight to 12-year-olds in the UK used TikTok

Published on 22nd April 2021
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With over 58mn installs, TikTok most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in March 2021

Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger - all of which are part of the Facebook family of apps - rounded out the top five most installed non-gaming apps worldwide for the month

Published on 12th April 2021
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Netflix goes the TikTok, Insta Reels route; launches short comedy clips feature called Fast Laughs

Fast Laughs, which at the moment is only available for iOS device owners in select countries, looks and feels very similar to TikTok or Instagram Reels

Published on 4th March 2021
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft TikTok and Twitter adopt Australian misinformation code

The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet

Published on 22nd February 2021
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TikTok layoffs: Short video service scales down 2000-strong workforce after permanent ban

The decision came against the backdrop of TikTok being among the 59 Chinese apps that the government has decided to permanently ban

Published on 27th January 2021
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TikTok announces closure of offices in India, to affect 2000 Indian employees

According to a source at Bytedance, the company held a town hall on Wednesday where it communicated about the closure of India business

Published on 27th January 2021
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Homegrown short-video making apps capture 40 per cent market share since TikTok ban

TikTok which had nearly 85 million users in India in June 2018, surged to reach over 167 million users by June 2020, when a ban was slapped on the platform over national security concerns

Published on 25th December 2020
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Divija Bhasin is a psychologist who went from TikTok to Instagram Reels to talk about mental health. Here's how

As TikTok was banned, Divija was forced to shift to Instagram but she gained her follower base in no time. Her videos reach a whole lot of people and offer comfort

Published on 26th September 2020
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Step aside TikTok. This app by Hyderabadi boys is hunting for talent. Show 'em what you got

Showcase your talent on the Ador app and you might win big. Cash prizes or even a shot at the movie the founders of the app are planning to make soon. Wondering what we are talking about? Read on

Published on 2nd September 2020
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TikTok owner to sue US government to ensure the company and users' rights are protected

ByteDance, owner of TikTok announced that it has decided to file a lawsuit against the US government, allege the country disregarded facts

Published on 23rd August 2020
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Instagram Reels emerges top choice for youngsters after Tik Tok's absence in India

In the absence of the Chinese short-video-making app TikTok, nearly two-thirds of urban Indians (65 per cent) said they are likely to turn to alternatives

Published on 18th August 2020
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Twitter, TikTok hold preliminary talks about a possible merger for the Chinese app's US operations

While Twitter declined to comment, a TikTok spokesperson told news organisations- the company does not comment on market rumours

Published on 9th August 2020

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