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  • ByteDance co-founder Zhang Yiming to step down as CEO May 20, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    ByteDance co-founder Zhang Yiming to step down as CEO

    The move represents the biggest corporate shake-up at ByteDance since its launch in 2012. The company grew to become a dominant social media force in China and turned TikTok, a short-video app popular with teenagers, into a global sensation.

  • What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It Apr 30, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    What Is ‘Cheugy’? You Know It When You See It

    And while a lot of cheugy things are associated with millennial women, the term can be applied to anyone of any gender and any age.

  • Don't ban TikTok, make an example of it Jul 30, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Don't ban TikTok, make an example of it

    There are legitimate concerns about a Chinese-owned company capturing the attention and data of millions of Americans — especially one like ByteDance, which has a history of bending the knee to the country’s ruling regime

  • Business Insight | Government panel to probe data practices of banned Chinese apps Jul 01, 2020 09:36 PM IST

    Business Insight | Government panel to probe data practices of banned Chinese apps

    In this edition of Business Insight, find out what led to this probe and the reasons behind the ban.

  • NCW asks Tik Tok India to take down video showing violence against women May 18, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    NCW asks Tik Tok India to take down video showing violence against women

    The National Commission for Women (NCW), in a letter to Grievance Officer of Tik-Tok India Anuj Bhatia, said it has come across a Twitter post in which a Tik-Tok video shows a man committing violence against women.

  • Parliamentary Committee of Women calls upon Twitter, Facebook over online safety concerns Dec 03, 2019 10:10 PM IST

    Parliamentary Committee of Women calls upon Twitter, Facebook over online safety concerns

    Meanwhile, LocalCircles writes letter to the Committee to increase minimum age to access social media to 15 yrs and mandate real identify proof for safety.

  • Policy | Govt must treat Indian Tech as partners Nov 04, 2019 10:05 AM IST

    Policy | Govt must treat Indian Tech as partners

    New Delhi should shed its paternalistic way of looking at Bengaluru and Gurugram. After all India’s IT sector has led the biggest wealth creation in the history of our country.

  • Haryana Assembly Elections: Tik Tok star Sonali Phogat hopes to breach ex-CM Bhajan Lal's citadel Oct 08, 2019 12:47 PM IST

    Haryana Assembly Elections: Tik Tok star Sonali Phogat hopes to breach ex-CM Bhajan Lal's citadel

    Sonali Phogat was an actor, and more recently a Tik Tok sensation. Now, she is playing another role -- campaigning door to door to dent the citadel of former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal

  • Policy | For whom the law Tik-Toks Apr 30, 2019 08:26 AM IST

    Policy | For whom the law Tik-Toks

    Why the Madras High Court’s actions against Tik-Tok are not in keeping with available legislation and case law.

  • Policy | Lessons from TikTok’s ban and unban Apr 29, 2019 11:57 AM IST

    Policy | Lessons from TikTok’s ban and unban

    With no agency proactively overseeing the large app ecosystem, India has subjugated any responsibility for consumer protection to Google’s Play Store policies or to Apple’s rival ecosystem.

  • SC to hear on April 15 plea challenging HC order asking Centre to ban TikTok app Apr 09, 2019 12:43 PM IST

    SC to hear on April 15 plea challenging HC order asking Centre to ban TikTok app

    A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna agreed to hear the plea filed by Chinese company ByteDance, which said there were over billion downloads of the app and the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had passed an ex-parte order.

  • Ke$ha all wound-up over 'TikTok' wrist strap May 06, 2011 09:37 AM IST

    Ke$ha all wound-up over 'TikTok' wrist strap

    Party girl Kesha Sebert is wound-up over a watch strap called 'TikTok,' which she says is too close to the name of her 2009 hit single, 'Tik Tok.'

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