The argument that the US government is using in their bid to ban TikTok is that they claim that the app collects data on US citizens, which they believe poses a risk to national security. It seems that whatever excuses TikTok is making to defend itself might be moot, especially with a recent discovery.
As TikTok’s owners are racing towards finding a buyer for the company to help it skirt around a potential ban, it would seem that according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that the company has apparently a few other buyers who are interested in the company, one of them being Twitter.
With TikTok facing a potential ban in the US, it was recently confirmed that Microsoft is interested in acquiring the company. This would effectively make TikTok an American company without any ties to China as its US operations would no longer be controlled by ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company in China.
Last week it was reported that to potentially avoid getting their app banned in the US, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was looking to sell off TikTok to a US company and it was reported that Microsoft was potentially interested in them. It turns out the rumors were right as Microsoft has since confirmed that they are in talks.
In case you did not know, there are actually two versions of TikTok. There is the TikTok that most of the world knows about, and there’s also Douyin which is a version of TikTok designed specifically for the Chinese-speaking market. Both are owned by a Chinese company called ByteDance.
The US government had previously announced that they might be considering banning TikTok. This is because TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is from China and due to the ongoing tensions between both countries, it could spell trouble for TikTok. Now it seems that things could be escalating, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Instagram is working on a TikTok competitor in the form of Reels. The app has launched in several markets and is expected to find its way stateside next month. However, will it manage to be as popular as TikTok? While it’s hard to say if it will, it seems that Instagram is doing everything they can to make that happen.
TikTok is without doubt one of the most popular social media apps available right now. (No) thanks to the pandemic, many have started to use it more than ever and have been coming up with all kinds of fun videos and various challenges on the platform. However, it looks like TikTok’s fun in the sun could be cut short.
With all the success that TikTok is having (recent controversies aside), it’s not surprising that other companies are looking to create something similar, and it looks like YouTube is one of them. The company has announced that in one of their latest experiments, they will be testing out a new feature that allows users to upload 15-second video segments from their mobile devices.
Apps do many things in the background that we might not necessarily be aware of, which is why companies like Apple and Google have built in permissions into apps where developers will need to ask for permission in order to access certain features of our phones, like photos, cameras, microphone, and so on.
Trends in social media are ever-evolving. Previously, Snapchat was pretty much what all teens and young adults used, but these days, TikTok seems to be pretty popular. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that other companies are looking to develop something similar of their own.
Have you ever wondered why everyone who posts on TikTok looks so “attractive”? Could it just be a platform that only seems to attract good-looking people? If you’ve actually come to that realization, it seems that it might have been done on purpose, at least that’s according to a report from The Intercept.
Remember back in the day when bloggers could earn a ton of money for sponsored posts? This later moved on to social media platforms, where those who were particularly popular on platforms like Instagram could also earn a lot of money, but now it looks like we’re moving on to a new platform: TikTok.
Sometimes the number of downloads and similar stats hint at how popular an app (or service) is.TikTok is already a quite popular app but it looks like it is apparently more popular than Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in 2019 if we look at the download stats.According to a report by Sensor Tower, India was responsible for nearly 45% of first-time users.Overall, TikTok app ended the year 2019 as the second […]