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YouTube’s TikTok rival Shorts app hits 6.5B daily views

Shorts is a new short-form video experience right on YouTube for creators and artists who want to shoot short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones.

Case filed against TikTok for illegally collecting kids data

A former children's commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has lodged a claim in the high court on behalf of millions of children in the UK and the European Economic Area

Indian short-video apps tap 97% of TikTok user base

Indian short-form apps have also successfully retained 67 per cent of the TikTok era users and have onboarded around 30-35 per cent new users over the past year.

Instagram launches TikTok style feature ‘Remix’ on Reels

Instagram users can now "remix" a reel, meaning they can upload a video next to another user's, building on top of the original clip.

TikTok starts banning accounts in Myanmar to curb misinformation

The use of TikTok by government soldiers in the country gained traction even as Facebook in February announced that it was banning the Myanmar's military as well as other state-controlled entities from both Facebook and Instagram.

TikTok makes it mandatory for users to see personalised ads

"Starting April 15, your settings will change and the ads you'll see may start to be based on what you do on TikTok," according to a pop-up notification.

Pakistan bans short-video making app TikTok again for ‘peddling vulgarity’

In respectful compliance to the orders of the Peshawar High Court, PTA has issued directions to the service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok App.

300 obscene TikToks of husband, can’t be ground for cruelty on wife: SC

The Rajasthan-based man had moved the top court seeking anticipatory bail in an FIR lodged by his wife.

Netflix launches TikTok-rival ‘Fast Laughs’ for mobile users

Fast Laughs, currently only available for iOS device owners in select countries, looks and feels like TikTok or Instagram Reels.

Facebook launches TikTok-like app for creating, sharing raps

"Audio production tools can be complicated, expensive and difficult to use. With BARS, you can select one of our professionally-created beats, write lyrics and record yourself dropping bars," Facebook said in a statement on Friday.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft adopt Australian misinformation code

The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet.

Facebook shoots itself in the foot

The reputational damage and publisher exodus will eventually damage its core business: digital advertising revenue

TikTok takes on Facebook with US e-commerce push: Report

The company has briefed advertisers on a number of new features for 2021

Instagram to launch vertical feed for Stories soon

According to a TechCrunch report, navigating with vertical swipes up and down would make Stories experience more like Reels, recently launched by Facebook to compete with the Chinese short-video making app.

short video-sharing platform TikTok to cut jobs in India after ban extends

TikTok featured among the 59 Chinese apps that the government has decided to permanently ban, and was one of the most popular.

Italian watchdog directs TikTok to block unverified users

The Italian watchdog began an investigation into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a "blackout challenge" on TikTok, reports The Guardian.

Music booms with high-profile sales

The sector has witnessed an upward trend despite the pandemic

TikTok makes teenagers’ accounts more private by default

"We want our younger users to be able to make informed choices about what and with whom they choose to share, which includes whether they want to open their account to public views," said Eric Han, Head of US Safety, TikTok.

Despite ban, TikTok becomes highest grossing app of 2020

"All data is combined iOS + Google Play, except for data from China which is iOS only. If an app has a 'lite' version, that data is included in the respective app's data," the company said in a statement.

Google testing feature to show videos from Instagram, TikTok

"It's not clear to what extent it has any formal relationship with Facebook/Instagram or TikTok, however", the report said.

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