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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Snap says its TikTok competitor Spotlight had 100M MAUs in January, two months after its launch, and receives an average of 175K video submissions per day   —  A surprisingly successful debut  —  Snap says its TikTok competitor, Spotlight, had 100 million users in January 2021, just two months after it launched.
Feb 4, 2021, 7:15 PMIn context
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter took coordinated action to take down top members of account hijacking forum OGUsers and seized hundreds of accounts   —  Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms.
Feb 4, 2021, 2:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram confirms it is working on an early prototype of a “Vertical Stories” feed, which is presented in a TikTok-like scrolling fashion   —  Instagram is developing a new feature that could give its app more of a TikTok-like feel: Vertical Instagram Stories.
Feb 3, 2021, 12:55 PMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
TikTok will prompt users to seek credible information if they try to share videos flagged as misleading, and disincentivize creators from uploading such content   —  TikTok will begin asking users to seek credible information about a topic if they try to share a video that carries …
Feb 3, 2021, 8:30 AMIn context
Ryan McMorrow / Financial Times:
A profile of Kuaishou, a Chinese TikTok rival, which is likely to hit a valuation of over $60B during its IPO this week, roughly one-third of ByteDance   —  Video sharing app is pivoting business model to advertising and ecommerce  —  Gu Jing spends two hours a day filming himself skinning pigs …
Feb 2, 2021, 2:25 AMIn context
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
YouTube says its TikTok competitor Shorts is getting 3.5B views per day in its test run in India and plans to expand the feature into more markets in 2021   —  - YouTube's short video feature is gaining traction in India, the company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, said Tuesday.
Jan 28, 2021, 8:50 AMIn context
Jai Vardhan / Entrackr:
Sources: ByteDance has decided to wrap up its India operations and is laying off 90%, or over 1,800 employees, following India's permanent ban on TikTok   —  Bytedance has decided to wrap up its India operations and is cutting a large chunk of its employee base citing an absence of a clear direction …
Jan 27, 2021, 7:30 AMIn context
The Information:
Sources: ByteDance revenue more than doubled last year to $37B, of which $7B was operating profit, up from $4B in 2019, despite India's TikTok ban   —  You might have thought TikTok's owner ByteDance had a tough year in 2020, what with President Trump trying to ban TikTok and India actually taking that step.
Jan 26, 2021, 10:00 AMIn context
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
TikTok has fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed hackers to access users' private information, including phone numbers, avatar pictures, and user IDs   —  ByteDance, the tech firm behind TikTok, has fixed a security vulnerability in the video-sharing social networking service …
Jan 26, 2021, 9:40 AMIn context
Crispian Balmer / Reuters:
Italy tells TikTok to block all unverified user accounts after a 10-year-old girl dies while allegedly participating in the “blackout challenge” on the app   —  ROME (Reuters) - The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users …
Jan 23, 2021, 12:50 PMIn context

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