Apr 24, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Here are the biggest developments in the world of technology from the week ending April 24.
- Apr 06, 2021 07:43 AM IST
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.
- Apr 04, 2021 04:00 PM IST
None of ByteDance India’s employees have been paid their March salaries due to the account freeze, said two people familiar with the matter.
- Mar 17, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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.
- Mar 08, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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- Mar 05, 2021 10:11 AM IST
TikTok’s policies forbid displays of guns unless they are in “safe environments."
- Mar 04, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Clubhouse had seen a surge in users who participated in discussions on sensitive topics such as Xinjiang detention camps and Hong Kong independence.
- Mar 04, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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.
- Feb 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST
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.
- Feb 26, 2021 07:46 AM IST
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.
- Feb 17, 2021 08:40 AM IST
The newspaper had earlier reported ByteDance was in preliminary discussions to list TikTok on the NYSE
- Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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- Feb 16, 2021 04:05 PM IST
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.
- Feb 13, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp has initiated the discussions between the two firms. However, the talks are private.
- Feb 12, 2021 10:35 PM IST
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.
- Feb 10, 2021 07:32 PM IST
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.
- Feb 10, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Instagram has updated its best practices for creators, says it will no longer promote watermarked content
- Feb 05, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Instagram, Twitter and TikTok are banning accounts with links to OGUsers, a group that peddles rare usernames online
- Feb 04, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Instagram is building a Vertical Stories view similar to TikTok
- Feb 03, 2021 10:26 AM IST
The under-eye dark circles trend’s popularity has led to models and makeup artists also recreating the effect.
- Jan 27, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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.
- Jan 27, 2021 12:58 PM IST
It is not clear how many employees have been let go.
- Jan 25, 2021 04:26 PM IST
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.
- Jan 23, 2021 08:24 PM IST
The government had blocked 59 Chinese apps in June and 118 more apps, including PUBG mobile game, in September.
- Jan 20, 2021 12:27 PM IST
TikTok despite the ban saw more monthly active users on the platform than the social networking platform Instagram.