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  • TikTok to clamp down on paid political posts by influencers ahead of US midterms Aug 18, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    TikTok to clamp down on paid political posts by influencers ahead of US midterms

    Critics and lawmakers accuse TikTok and rival social media companies including Meta Platforms and Twitter of doing too little to stop political misinformation and divisive content from spreading on their apps.

  • Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed Aug 11, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed

    Internet platforms including TikTok, YouTube and Amazon say the future of retail is live ecommerce, but early experiments in the UK and the US suggest there’s still a long way to go

  • Airbnb apologises for ‘slave cabin’ listed as luxury rental | Watch Aug 04, 2022 10:56 AM IST

    Airbnb apologises for ‘slave cabin’ listed as luxury rental | Watch

    Airbnb has apologised for a listing that advertised an 1830s slave cabin as a luxury vacation rental.

  • Social media revenue growth expected to slow as TikTok, Apple compete Jul 21, 2022 03:41 PM IST

    Social media revenue growth expected to slow as TikTok, Apple compete

    The dour expectations come after a blowout 2021, when social media ad sales in the United States grew 36 percent to reach $58 billion as brands increased marketing budgets to recover from the pandemic and reach customers online.

  • Storyboard18 | Simply Speaking: TikTok is surging. For Meta or Verse Jul 19, 2022 09:35 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | Simply Speaking: TikTok is surging. For Meta or Verse

    TikTok is a test case for global business, global internet and global capitalism. 

  • Woman loses new, higher-paying job after disclosing salary in TikTok video Jul 18, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Woman loses new, higher-paying job after disclosing salary in TikTok video

    "They ended up firing me because they said me having this account was a safety concern," said Lexi Larson from US.

  • Turkey teeth: Britons learn the high cost of a low-price dental treatment Jul 16, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Turkey teeth: Britons learn the high cost of a low-price dental treatment

    Turkey teeth is a dental trend, made popular by celebrities like Katie Price and Jack Fincham, that involves filing the natural tooth down to a stub before gluing an artificial cap on top.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Jul 16, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    Netflix partners with Microsoft, Twitter sues Elon Musk, Lenovo and MSI bring new laptops to India, and more.

  • Watch: Woman climbs through McDonald’s window to cook her own food Jul 14, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Watch: Woman climbs through McDonald’s window to cook her own food

    The moment a woman climbed through the window of a McDonald’s outlet to cook her own food has been captured in a now-viral video.

  • TikTok rolling out content filters, maturity ratings Jul 14, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    TikTok rolling out content filters, maturity ratings

    The new content rating filter on the platform is expected to go live in a few weeks

  • TikTok maker ByteDance takes aim at lifestyle leader Xiaohongshu with new app Jul 14, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    TikTok maker ByteDance takes aim at lifestyle leader Xiaohongshu with new app

    It emulates Xiaohongshu, often likened to Meta Platforms Inc's Instagram and which is widely considered the embodiment of "planting grass" - the notion that reviews can entice readers or followers to buy a product or service.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Jul 09, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    Elon Musk weasels way out of Twitter deal, Xiaomi announces CyberDog, ED raids Vivo, and more.

  • TikTok Co-Founder Quits ByteDance After Edtech Experiment Flop Jul 09, 2022 08:34 AM IST

    TikTok Co-Founder Quits ByteDance After Edtech Experiment Flop

    One of TikTok’s original creators has left its Chinese parent company ByteDance Ltd. after Beijing’s year-long regulatory crackdown scuppered an expansion into gaming and education.

  • A US FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores Jun 30, 2022 10:07 AM IST

    A US FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores

    Brendan Carr, the FCC commissioner, said in a letter to the CEOs, dated June 24 and sent on FCC letterhead, that video-sharing app TikTok has collected vast troves of sensitive data about U.S. users that could be accessed by ByteDance staff in Beijing. ByteDance is TikTok's Chinese parent.

  • TikTok is the new front in election misinformation Jun 29, 2022 12:20 PM IST

    TikTok is the new front in election misinformation

    The growing social media platform is far more viral and harder to police than Facebook or YouTube

  • Khaby Lame becomes the most-followed person on TikTok Jun 24, 2022 12:38 PM IST

    Khaby Lame becomes the most-followed person on TikTok

    Khaby Lame found internet stardom with his silent skits that parody needlessly complicated ‘life hacks’.

  • Dailyhunt taps into Middle East’s $5 billion news aggregation market, expands operations to six new countries Jun 21, 2022 06:08 AM IST

    Dailyhunt taps into Middle East’s $5 billion news aggregation market, expands operations to six new countries

    VerSe Innovation, which runs Dailyhunt, has appointed media veteran Shekhar Iyer as its Director and General Manager for Middle East and North Africa

  • TikTok says its US traffic is going through Oracle servers, but it retains backups Jun 18, 2022 09:23 PM IST

    TikTok says its US traffic is going through Oracle servers, but it retains backups

    The video app made its announcement before BuzzFeed News published an article detailing how TikTok employees felt it was difficult to successfully wall off its data from China.

  • Instagram begins testing a full-screen version of feeds, similar to TikTok Jun 17, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    Instagram begins testing a full-screen version of feeds, similar to TikTok

    The full-screen mode makes scrolling through posts feel like TikTok

  • Storyboard18 | 'Reels made a mall, TikTok made a DMart': What TikTok’s possible comeback means for brands & creators Jun 09, 2022 10:20 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | 'Reels made a mall, TikTok made a DMart': What TikTok’s possible comeback means for brands & creators

    Brands will have to think like creators and original TikTokers will possibly not put all their eggs in one basket this time around if the app makes a comeback in India.

  • TikTok tests new 'clear mode' that removes interface elements when viewing content Jun 01, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    TikTok tests new 'clear mode' that removes interface elements when viewing content

    TikTok has already confirmed it's testing the new feature by removing elements like usernames, captions, audio information and buttons

  • A look at the apps that are most popular among users May 30, 2022 07:04 PM IST

    A look at the apps that are most popular among users

    Mobile apps have become an integral part of the lives of many, whether to provide services like ride-sharing or delivery, or as a source of entertainment.

  • TikTok Live Subscription announced, to go live May 26; check details here May 24, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    TikTok Live Subscription announced, to go live May 26; check details here

    Subscribers will get access to subscriber only chat, emotes, badges and more

  • How to TikTok your way to a prize at the Cannes Film Festival May 22, 2022 12:32 PM IST

    How to TikTok your way to a prize at the Cannes Film Festival

    Turning 75 this year, the Cannes Film Festival knew it needed a shot of youth and made TikTok an official sponsor. This means some of TikTok's biggest stars are attending the coveted event.

  • New player in town: TikTok plans to leap into gaming space May 20, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    New player in town: TikTok plans to leap into gaming space

    Sources told Reuters, TikTok plans to unveil ad-supported games that will be derived from parent company ByteDance's resume, with the goal of boosting revenue and increasing user engagement on the app

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