Category: tiktok

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September 21, 2020

Daily Crunch: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing

Companies send out conflicting messages about the TikTok deal, Microsoft acquires a gaming giant and the WeChat ban is temporarily blocked. This is your Daily Crunch for September 21, 2020. The big story: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing This keeps getting more confusing. Apparently...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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September 18, 2020

Daily Crunch: Partial US TikTok ban is imminent

The Trump administration moves forwards with plans to ban TikTok and WeChat (although TikTok gets a partial extension), Unity goes public and we announce the winner of this year’s Startup Battlefield. This is your Daily Crunch for September 18, 2020. The big story: US TikTok...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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September 15, 2020

Triller aims for TikTok with additions of influencers like Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae

Triller had been poised to benefit from a potential TikTok ban in the U.S. Though that may not happen now, given the apparent Oracle deal, the chaos around TikTok has increased the attention given to alternative apps such as Triller. As TikTok users sought out...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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September 14, 2020

TikTok hits 100M users in Europe as the clock ticks on its US business

TikTok may or may not be making a deal for its US operations, which the US government says it will shut down over national security concerns come September 20th if its Chinese ownership is not resolved. But something that the US narrative has not really addressed...


by Ingrid Lunden in Apps
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September 2, 2020

Daily Crunch: India bans PUBG and other Chinese apps

India continues to crack down on Chinese apps, Microsoft launches a deepfake detector and Google offers a personalized news podcast. This is your Daily Crunch for September 2, 2020. The big story: India bans PUBG and other Chinese apps The Indian government continues its purge...


by Anthony Ha in alex wilhelm
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August 27, 2020

Daily Crunch: TikTok’s CEO resigns

Turmoil continues at TikTok, Salesforce lays off 1,000 people and Warby Parker is now valued at $3 billion. This is your Daily Crunch for August 27, 2020. The big story: TikTok’s CEO resigns Kevin Mayer, the former Disney executive who joined TikTok as CEO just...


by Anthony Ha in Daily Crunch
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August 17, 2020

TikTok announces a deal with UnitedMasters, its first music distribution partnership

Though TikTok’s future in the U.S. remains uncertain, the company announced this morning its first music distribution partnership, with indie music distributor UnitedMasters. The deal will allow artists on TikTok to tap into the platform’s ability to make their music go viral, then distribute their...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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August 3, 2020

Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft –TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 3, 2020. Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality This weekend, Microsoft confirmed reports that it’s in...


by Anthony Ha in Daily Crunch
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July 16, 2020

TikTok is a marketers’ shiny new toy, but how do you optimize campaigns?

Tiffany Ou Contributor Share on Twitter Tiffany Ou is the General Manager, Americas at a href=”https://www.nativex.com/”>Nativex, where she leads go-to-market strategies for leading game and app developers. TikTok is a rising star in the social media category. Since its launch three years ago, the company...


by Walter Thompson in Apps
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June 25, 2020

YouTube’s latest experiment is a TikTok rival focused on 15-second videos

YouTube is taking direct aim at TikTok. The company announced on Wednesday it’s beginning to test a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi-segment videos. That’s the same length as the default on TikTok as well as Instagram’s new...


by Sarah Perez in Media