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  • The Tech Weekender: Xiaomi's Mi 11 series drops in India, Apple's new iPad Pro has a Mini-LED display, Realme announces the cheapest 5G Phone in India and more Apr 24, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Xiaomi's Mi 11 series drops in India, Apple's new iPad Pro has a Mini-LED display, Realme announces the cheapest 5G Phone in India and more

    Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending April 24.

  • MC Exclusive | Tiger to invest in ShareChat at $2 billion valuation Apr 06, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    MC Exclusive | Tiger to invest in ShareChat at $2 billion valuation

    ShareChat is set to catapult to the unicorn club, raising funds up to $200 million led by Tiger Global and others. The ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps triggered a wave of hypergrowth for the company, set to be valued at $2 billion. Sources say it has managed to rise above a litany of competitors in the short video space with its Moj app.

  • ByteDance says India's freeze on bank accounts is harassment: Report Apr 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    ByteDance says India's freeze on bank accounts is harassment: Report

    None of ByteDance India’s employees have been paid their March salaries due to the account freeze, said two people familiar with the matter.

  • TikTok considers introducing group chat feature this year: Report Mar 17, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    TikTok considers introducing group chat feature this year: Report

    A group chat function would help TikTok keep users on the app longer. TikTok, which is particularly popular with teenagers and young adults, has also been expanding its livestreaming and e-commerce offerings and group chats would enable influencers to more easily connect with fans.

  • Video showing how much Google knows about you goes Viral, here's how you can dig through the dirt Google has on you Mar 08, 2021 02:56 PM IST

    Video showing how much Google knows about you goes Viral, here's how you can dig through the dirt Google has on you

    Google has a lot of dirt on you but promises not to use your information for profit. Here's how you can opt out

  • 'I will shoot whoever I see': Myanmar soldiers use TikTok to threaten protesters Mar 05, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    'I will shoot whoever I see': Myanmar soldiers use TikTok to threaten protesters

    TikTok’s policies forbid displays of guns unless they are in “safe environments."

  • ByteDance developing Clubhouse-like app for China amid copycat rush Mar 04, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    ByteDance developing Clubhouse-like app for China amid copycat rush

    Clubhouse had seen a surge in users who participated in discussions on sensitive topics such as Xinjiang detention camps and Hong Kong independence.

  • Netflix Fast Laughs: OTT giant launches TikTok-style funny video clips Mar 04, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Netflix Fast Laughs: OTT giant launches TikTok-style funny video clips

    The feature is currently available for iPhone users in select countries only but the platform said that the feature will soon start testing for Android users also.

  • ‘Like a Warm Hug From an Angel’ Feb 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    ‘Like a Warm Hug From an Angel’

    The blankets are “literal lifesavers,” said Subhi Taha, who calls himself “just an average Muslim American” on his YouTube channel, where he has about 250,000 followers.

  • ByteDance agrees to $92 million privacy settlement with US TikTok users Feb 26, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    ByteDance agrees to $92 million privacy settlement with US TikTok users

    ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns the short video app TikTok that has more than 100 million U.S. users, agreed to the settlement after more than a year of litigation.

  • ByteDance denies preliminary talks to list TikTok on NYSE - Global Times Feb 17, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    ByteDance denies preliminary talks to list TikTok on NYSE - Global Times

    The newspaper had earlier reported ByteDance was in preliminary discussions to list TikTok on the NYSE

  • Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Here's a look at Koo, Sandes and other Indian alternatives to Twitter, WhatsApp and TikTok

    Here are some Indian made alternatives to popular social media platforms

  • TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe Feb 16, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe

    Owned by China's ByteDance, TikTok has been rapidly growing in popularity around the world, particularly among teenagers. It faces growing criticism about its privacy and safety policies following a number of incidents.

  • ByteDance may sell TikTok's India business to Glance: Report Feb 13, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    ByteDance may sell TikTok's India business to Glance: Report

    Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has initiated the discussions between the two firms. However, the talks are private.

  • ‘A Big Relief’ for Woman Finally Free of Gorilla Glue in Her Hair Feb 12, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    ‘A Big Relief’ for Woman Finally Free of Gorilla Glue in Her Hair

    More than a month after her mishap, Brown has had the glue removed from her hair, thanks to a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who spent hours Wednesday using a homemade solvent to get the job done.

  • TikTok sale to Walmart, Oracle stalls as Biden reviews security: Report Feb 10, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    TikTok sale to Walmart, Oracle stalls as Biden reviews security: Report

    TikTok has been in talks with Walmart and Oracle since September to finalize a deal that would shift TikTok's US assets into a new entity to prevent its total ban on use in the country.

  • Instagram says its algorithm won't promote TikTok content on Reels anymore Feb 10, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Instagram says its algorithm won't promote TikTok content on Reels anymore

    Instagram has updated its best practices for creators, says it will no longer promote watermarked content

  • Instagram, Twitter and TikTok take down hundreds of accounts designed to sell rare usernames Feb 05, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Instagram, Twitter and TikTok take down hundreds of accounts designed to sell rare usernames

    Instagram, Twitter and TikTok are banning accounts with links to OGUsers, a group that peddles rare usernames online

  • Instagram working on ‘Vertical Stories’ feed like TikTok Feb 04, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Instagram working on ‘Vertical Stories’ feed like TikTok

    Instagram is building a Vertical Stories view similar to TikTok

  • New TikTok trend: Gen Z teenagers with 'cool' under-eye dark circles Feb 03, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    New TikTok trend: Gen Z teenagers with 'cool' under-eye dark circles

    The under-eye dark circles trend’s popularity has led to models and makeup artists also recreating the effect.

  • ByteDance says cutting India workforce, unsure of comeback Jan 27, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    ByteDance says cutting India workforce, unsure of comeback

    The move came after India decided to retain its ban on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps following responses from the companies on issues such as compliance and privacy.

  • TikTok scales down India operations; read full text of mail to staff Jan 27, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    TikTok scales down India operations; read full text of mail to staff

    It is not clear how many employees have been let go.

  • Kuaishou IPO: ByteDance's Chinese rival mulls raising $5.4 billion Jan 25, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Kuaishou IPO: ByteDance's Chinese rival mulls raising $5.4 billion

    Kuaishou's valuation may double after its Hong Kong IPO and reach at $60.9 billion, up from the $28.6 billion it achieved in a funding round last year.

  • Govt to continue ban on Chinese apps including Tiktok Jan 23, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Govt to continue ban on Chinese apps including Tiktok

    The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more apps, including PUBG mobile game, in September.

  • Explained: How TikTok has users in India despite the ban Jan 20, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    Explained: How TikTok has users in India despite the ban

    TikTok despite the ban saw more monthly active users on the platform than the social networking platform Instagram.

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