Reports had said Trump would require US operations of the app be divested from its parent firm ByteDance, but the president announced a ban
01 Aug 2020 10:41 AM
Microsoft a leading buyer, report New York Times and Bloomberg as Trump likely to order ByteDance to sell or face a ban on its video app.
01 Aug 2020 2:29 AM
The short video platform also said it plans to add 10,000 US jobs in the next three years, as it battles complaints over its ties to China.
24 Jul 2020 4:52 PM
A government official claimed the “exploitation, objectification and sexualisation of young girls on TikTok” was causing pain to parents.
21 Jul 2020 7:33 PM
As much as 74 per cent of downloads have been in India for the Resso music-streaming app, which dubs itself a social app like TikTok.
20 Jul 2020 9:44 PM
A White House advisor says he expects TikTok to operate as an independent company in the US to skirt the proposed ban.
17 Jul 2020 5:31 PM
Quick disbursal of the Rs 20,000 crore Startup India corpus to app-based businesses is key, not reliance on large firms to create superapps.
16 Jul 2020 8:05 AM
China dismissed the comments as “ridiculous and narrow-minded”, and slammed the US as “the world’s real hacker empire”.
13 Jul 2020 4:35 PM
Hotshots by Gaana gives Indian users tools to create and share short viral videos and stories like on TikTok.
12 Jul 2020 7:22 PM
It is a ‘win-win’ move for TikTok as it does not risk angering China by refusing to share user data, but it can focus on growing in the US.
09 Jul 2020 8:57 PM
Some app developers themselves also voluntarily took down apps from Play Store and App Store to adhere to local laws.
02 Jul 2020 5:57 PM
They will bear the brunt of losing income for the sake of the nation, they say
01 Jul 2020 11:52 PM
Many of the Chinese apps have several Indian alternatives. For others, there are the Big Tech ones.
01 Jul 2020 8:44 PM
"TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law..."
30 Jun 2020 11:35 AM
"They are engaged in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order"
29 Jun 2020 9:52 PM
Indians have embraced the home-grown app with gusto: In the first 72 hours, it had 500,000 downloads, and by the next 10 days, 2.5 million.
29 Jun 2020 6:45 PM
Mary Jo Laupp’s TikTok video was viewed over two million times and boosted by American fans of South Korean pop music, also known as K-pop.
27 Jun 2020 6:17 PM
The tech-savvy teens mobilised online and reserved tickets for Trump’s Tulsa campaign rally with no intention of attending.
22 Jun 2020 5:20 PM
Among measures urged is a “meaningful” sanctions regime so co-signatories of the 'Code of Good Practice' have an incentive to act.
15 Jun 2020 7:24 PM
One of the most popular apps in India, TikTok says its features empower parents as well as teenagers themselves to protect their privacy.
13 Jun 2020 9:00 PM