Category: TikTok

TikTok launches TikTok For Business for marketers, takes on Snapchat with new AR ads
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TikTok launches TikTok For Business for marketers, takes on Snapchat with new AR ads

TikTok is announcing to advertisers that it’s open for business. The company is today officially introducing a new brand and platform called “TikTok For Business” that will serve as the home for all its current and future marketing solutions for brands. At launch, the site will include access to TikTok ad formats, including its marque…

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TikTok donates $3 million to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charity feeding kids affected by school closures
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TikTok donates $3 million to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charity feeding kids affected by school closures

The social media giant TikTok said that it would donate $3 million to After-School All-Stars, a charity founded by actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to feed families whose food security was affected by the close of public schools in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. TikTok said in a statement Thursday that families in…

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Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’
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Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’

TikTok is one of the hottest social media platforms but the CEO of Reddit had some harsh words for the popular app, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” at an event Wednesday. The comments from Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman were some of the more controversial offered up during a panel discussion with former public policy…

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This Week in Apps: TikTok security check, app store cleanups, GameClub takes on Apple Arcade
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This Week in Apps: TikTok security check, app store cleanups, GameClub takes on Apple Arcade

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. This past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped…

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TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes
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TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes

Short-form video app TikTok, the fourth most downloaded app in the world as of last quarter, is working on several new seemingly Instagram-inspired features — including a Discover page, a grid-style layout similar to Instagram Explore, an Account Switcher and more. The features were uncovered this week by reverse-engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong, who published…

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