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TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users TikTok confirmed today it has taken down videos spreading election misinformation that had been posted to two high-profile Republican-supporting accounts, The Republican Hype House and The Republican Boys. The accounts, popular with young, conservative voters, reach more than a million followers combined, and have the potential […]

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TikTok stars got a judge to block Trump’s TikTok ban

TikTok stars got a judge to block Trump’s TikTok ban TikTok has won another battle in its fight against the Trump administration’s ban of its video-sharing app in the U.S. — or, more accurately in this case, the TikTok community won a battle. On Friday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an injunction that blocked […]

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App management startup AppFollow raises $5M Series A round led by Nauta Capital

App management startup AppFollow raises M Series A round led by Nauta Capital AppFollow, an app management startup, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Barcelona’s Nauta Capital, alongside existing investors Vendep Capital and RTP Global participating. The Helsinki-headquartered company says benefitted during the pandemic and even in April 2020 as the […]

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Apple eyes the TikTok generation with an updated version of Clips

Apple eyes the TikTok generation with an updated version of Clips Apple is today rolling out an update to its video creation app, Clips, which brings much-needed support for vertical videos, allowing for sharing to TikTok and the “Stories” feature in other social apps. The addition is one of several arriving with the release of […]

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President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I […]

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UK reported to be ditching coronavirus contacts tracing in favor of ‘risk rating’ app

UK reported to be ditching coronavirus contacts tracing in favor of ‘risk rating’ app What’s going on with the UK’s coronavirus contacts tracing app? Reports in the national press today suggest a launch of the much delayed software will happen this month but also that the app will no longer be able to automatically carry […]

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As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes back

As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes back As TikTok’s existential rollercoaster ride continues to rattle on, the company is trying to sway regulators and the public with a flood of dollars and arguments wrapped in free enterprise and free speech to ensure that its parent company Bytedance can retain control of its operations. […]

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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working on an effective “ban” of the app in the U.S., a plan […]

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Digital mapping of coronavirus contacts will have key role in lifting Europe’s lockdown, says Commission

Digital mapping of coronavirus contacts will have key role in lifting Europe’s lockdown, says Commission The European Commission has set out a plan for co-ordinating the lifting of regional coronavirus restrictions that includes a role for digital tools — in what the EU executive couches as “a robust system of reporting and contact tracing”. However […]

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Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games

Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games With the App Store’s big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers’ attention away from the Top Charts and more towards editorial content. But app developers still want to make it to the […]

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