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Asha Barbaschow / ZDNet:
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, TikTok, Twitter, and Redbubble adopt Australia's misinformation code and will release annual transparency reports   —  Code will not apply to government content, political advertising, satirical work, or other journalistic pieces that are governed by an existing Australian law.
Feb 22, 2021, 10:15 AMIn context
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Sources: Twitter recently explored buying Indian social media startup ShareChat for $1.1B and had committed to an $900M additional investment   —  Twitter recently held talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat as the company explored ways to expand its presence …
Feb 22, 2021, 7:50 AMIn context
Mara Hvistendahl / The Intercept:
Docs: Oracle has been marketing its data analytics tools to Chinese police, touting its ability to mine DNA, vehicle records, and facial recognition databases   —  Police in China's Liaoning province were sitting on mounds of data collected through invasive means: financial records …
Feb 18, 2021, 11:10 AMIn context
Sean Burch / The Wrap:
Triller CEO says the company never inflated user numbers after a report said the app had half the 50M users it claimed   —  CEO Mike Lu said the company has “never” padded its user count, one day after Billboard said the app had half the 50 million users it claimed
Feb 17, 2021, 9:25 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
YouTube says YouTube Kids app now has 35M weekly active users and launches new tools for creators to make money from their fans, including an applause feature   —  - Company says feature called Shorts still in testing stage  — Google unit also introduces new revenue tools for creators
Feb 17, 2021, 6:25 PMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Comscore: Google's share of the top 15 US mobile apps has increased from 33% to 46% since 2015; Facebook has retained 20% of the market from 2015 to 2021   —  Google and Facebook's share of the top 15 mobile apps by reach in the U.S. has increased in the past few years, despite the fact …
Feb 17, 2021, 10:00 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
YouTube says it will expand Shorts, its TikTok rival in beta, to the US soon, add 4K and DVR to YouTube TV, expand in-video shopping, and more in 2021   —  YouTube has a host of big product updates coming this year, and it just detailed a lot of them in a blog post from Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan.
Feb 17, 2021, 9:45 AMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
TikTok has been hit with a volley of complaints from Europe's consumer protection watchdogs over “misleading” privacy practices and “ambiguous” terms   —  TikTok has been hit with a volley of complaints from Europe's consumer-protection watchdogs, over practices they say are unfair on users—particularly kids.
Feb 16, 2021, 7:40 AMIn context
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Clubhouse, which centralizes creation and consumption into a feedback loop, will do for audio what Twitter, Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video   —  To what extent are new companies, particularly those in new spaces, pushed versus pulled into existence?  Last week I wrote about how Tesla is a Meme Company:
Feb 15, 2021, 12:30 PMIn context
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Sources: ByteDance is exploring a sale of India operations of TikTok to rival unicorn Glance, in talks initiated by SoftBank, a backer of Glance's parent InMobi   —  - TikTok banned in India amid poor relations with China  — Talks are early and complex, according to people familiar
Feb 13, 2021, 10:35 AMIn context

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