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Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
ShareChat, a social network offered in 15 Indian languages, raises $502M at a $2.1B valuation, says it has 160M MAUs and its short-video app Moj has 120M MAUs   —  Indian social media company raised $500m for short-video app Moj  —  Indian social media firm ShareChat has raised more than half …
Apr 8, 2021, 1:25 AMIn context
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Pew: YouTube usage grew from 73% of US adults in 2019 to 81% in 2021, with 95% of 18- to 29-year-olds using the service; 69% use Facebook and 21% use TikTok   —  - YouTube saw the most significant growth of any social media app among American users during the pandemic, according to the Pew Research Center.
Apr 7, 2021, 12:15 PMIn context
Jon Porter / The Verge:
TikTok says creators will soon be able to add automatic captions to videos in US English and Japanese with support for other languages “in the coming months”   —  Launching in American English and Japanese first  —  TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically-generated captions …
Apr 6, 2021, 9:40 AMIn context
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Experts say parents posting their kid shaming or kid punishment videos as a joke on platforms like TikTok have the potential to cause actual harm   —  Joke or no joke, child-punishment videos are a growing genre online, and child-safety experts say it's not OK
Apr 5, 2021, 6:25 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram announces Remix, a way to record Reels alongside other users, similar to TikTok's Duets   —  Instagram today is officially launching a new feature called Remix, which offers a way to record your Reels video alongside a video from another user.  The option is similar …
Mar 31, 2021, 2:23 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: shares of ByteDance are trading at a $250B+ valuation in the secondary market; CB Insights said ByteDance's valuation was $140B in last fundraising   —  - Startup's valuation was $140 billion in last fundraising  —  Shares of ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese parent of hit video app TikTok …
Mar 30, 2021, 3:00 AMIn context
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with NYT's Kevin Roose on his new book Futureproof, how robotic process automation might replace some white-collar jobs, Microsoft Excel TikTok, and more   —  As the editor-in-chief of The Verge, I can theoretically assign whatever I want.  However, there is one topic I have failed …
Mar 28, 2021, 5:05 AMIn context
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Satya Nadella predicts the next decade will be defined by people sharing their own content in groups, as Microsoft reportedly considers acquiring Discord   —  Talks with Discord, Pinterest line up with Nadella's strategy of adding engaged communities  —  Microsoft Corp.'s latest takeover targets …
Mar 24, 2021, 11:10 AMIn context
Rest of World:
Human rights activists say TikTok is repeating Facebook's mistakes in Myanmar, by failing to anticipate a surge in misinformation and threats of violence   —  The social media giant failed to anticipate a predictable surge in misinformation and threats of violence.  —  • SINGAPORE
Mar 19, 2021, 6:50 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
YouTube is rolling out its TikTok rival YouTube Shorts in the US, but the beta is missing features and feels half-baked   —  Rolling out to everyone in the US ‘over the next several weeks’  —  YouTube Shorts, the company's short-form answer to TikTok, is launching in beta in the United States starting today.
Mar 18, 2021, 9:15 AMIn context

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