Tag Archive: TikTok

Disney’s Head of Streaming leaves to become CEO of TikTok

One of the biggest dealmakers at Disney has left to get a CEO position elsewhere.

What you need to know Kevin Mayer has resigned from the Walt Disney Company to become CEO of TikTok. Mayer was the head of Disney’s Direct to Consumer & International division and was the head of streaming at the company. The move comes months after Mayer was passed over for Disney CEO when Robert Iger stepped down in February. Before leading DCI,  [Read More…]

TikTok, Spotify, New York Times, and others apps face outages across the US

The issues seem to have started around 6:30 PM ET.

What you need to know The internet seems to be having some difficulties at the moment. Several apps are experiencing outages across the U.S., as well as in some parts of Europe and Australia. Those affected include Spotify, TikTok, the New York Times, Pinterest, and more.

The internet gods are angry at us — or maybe everyone staying at home and watching YouTube finally broke the internet.  [Read More…]

TikTok registers 2 billion global downloads according to latest data

Over 75% of those downloads came from Android users…

What you need to know Data suggests TikTok has surpassed 2 billion global downloads.. TikTok has also generated over $ 450M in spending. Its Q1 performance has been record-breaking.

Popular video app TikTok has surpassed 2 billion global downloads on iOS and Android, according to the latest data from Sensor Tower

The report states:

Social video app TikTok from ByteDance has been downloaded more than 2 billion times  [Read More…]

Instagram and TikTok launch live fundraising features for nonprofits

With businesses shuttered, more people than ever will need donations.

What you need to know Instagram and TikTok are launching live fundraising features on their respective platforms, aimed at supporting nonprofits. TikTok is specifically aimed at COVID-19 relief, partnering with charities in the U.S. and UK as part of that. TikTok will match all donations through May 27 at launch.

It’s going to be a little easier for nonprofits to raise money via social media. Today, Instagram  [Read More…]

Google reportedly plans to counter TikTok with upcoming YouTube ‘Shorts’

Unlike TikTok, Shorts will not be a standalone app.

What you need to know YouTube is said to be working on a TikTok rival called “Shorts.” “Shorts” will apparently be available as a feature within the YouTube mobile app. It is expected to become available by the end of this year.

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok, which was released worldwide three years back, is among the most popular social networking apps currently, with more than 3 million downloads  [Read More…]

TikTok will now let parents limit their kids’ access to the app

It’s also adding a new Screen Time Management in Feed feature.

What you need to know TikTok is adding two new improvements to the service to promote digital wellbeing. The first is Family Safety Mode, aimed at helping parents police the contents their kids can watch. The second is Screen Time Management in Feed. The firm will partner with creators to produce in-app prompts while on the feed to encourage users to put their phones down.

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Facebook’s TikTok competitor poised for a launch in India

Facebook reportedly wants to “derail” TikTok’s popularity in India.

What you need to know Facebook is launching Lasso, its TikTok competitor, in India later this year. The firm hopes to steal market share from the younger company by poaching influencers. It’s reported that Facebook wants to launch Lasso in May of this year.

TikTok’s growing popularity has attracted the eye of social media giant Facebook. The firm will be launching Lasso, its own short-form video app, in  [Read More…]

Israeli cybersecurity company found serious vulnerabilities in TikTok

They were discovered in November last year and fixed in December.

What you need to know An Israeli cybersecurity firm found serious vulnerabilities in popular video app tikTok. They would have allowed hackers to manipulate user data and reveal personal information. TikTok was notified about the problems on November 20 last year and fixed them in December.

An Israeli cybersecurity firm found serious vulnerabilities in popular video app TikTok, that unchecked, could have allowed hackers to manipulate  [Read More…]

US Navy bans TikTok from government-issued smartphones

It’s part of an effort to “address existing and emerging threats”.

What you need to know The US Navy has banned TikTok from government-issued mobile devices. It says it’s part of an effort to deal with “existing and emerging threats”. Users of government issue phones who do not remove the app will be denied access to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

The US Navy has banned TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, stating that any users who do  [Read More…]

TikTok is testing in-app monetization with ‘Link in Bio’ and in-video URLs

“We’re always experimenting with new ways to improve the app experience for our users.”

What you need to know TikTok is experimenting with ways to commercialize its platform in the U.S. Users can now add links to e-commerce sites to their profile bio. URLs can also send viewers quickly to shopping websites straight from videos.

A report suggests that TikTok is beginning to experiment with ways to monetize its platform, which has over a billion users.

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