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Google pulls TikTok from Play Store in India following government order

Google has pulled popular video app TikTok from the Play Store in India following a local court’s direction, stoking fear among some activists that this could set a dangerous precedent. Apple, which has also been ordered by the government to pull the app from its respective app store (App Store), plans to comply with the […]

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BitTorrent Live returns as a Snapchat-like social media app

BitTorrent, which has been looking for ways to expand since it was acquired by blockchain startup Tron last year, today announced it is reviving one of its most ambitious services. The company is relaunching BitTorrent Live, a Sling TV-like service it first introduced in 2011 and shut down in 2017, as a social media app […]

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Popular Music App TikTok Hit With $5.7 Million Fine Over Privacy Violations

TikTok is one of the more popular social media apps in the market right now. For those unfamiliar, basically it’s a music app where users film themselves lip-syncing, dancing, or acting out to various songs or sound bytes. It has gained massive popularity where the company behind TikTok actually bought out its competitor, Music.ly. Unfortunately […]

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TikTok owner Bytedance unveils Snapchat clone Duoshan

On the heels of teen-focused social app TikTok’s skyrocketing popularity, parent company Bytedance today announced Duoshan, a standalone video-messaging app that borrows a page from Snapchat’s playbook. Duoshan, which is Chinese for “flashes,” allows users to record and send each other short videos that disappear after 72 hours. The company says it will initially focus on […]

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This App Was Downloaded More Than Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube Last Month

TikTok, an app where one can create short Vine-like videos for the world to watch, was downloaded more times than Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube in the United States. Unlike Vine though, TikTok videos are primarily about users lip-syncing to popular movie dialogues, dancing, doing funny stuff, magic tricks, and more. TikTok has been growing at […]

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China’s King of Internet Fluff Wants to Conquer the World

BEIJING — A Chinese internet company that serves up homemade break-dancing videos, dishy news bites and goofy hashtag challenges has become one of the planet’s most richly valued start-ups, with a roughly $75 billion price tag. And it has big plans for storming phone screens across the rest of the globe, too. You may not […]

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