This Week in Apps: App Store privacy labels, Facebook criticizes Apple over ad targeting, Twitter kills Periscope

December 20, 2020 0

Welcome back to This Week in Apps,  href=”https://techcrunch.com/tag/this-week-in-apps/”>the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

November 27, 2020 0

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide.

Masayoshi Son says SoftBank now has ‘$80 billion in cash on hand’ just in case

November 17, 2020 0

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, has had a topsy-turvy year or two, but the story he is eager to

Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos

November 12, 2020 0

Netflix already borrowed the concept of short-form video “Stories” from social apps like Snapchat and Instagram for its Previews feature back in 2018. Now, the

TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, is reportedly looking for $2B before its Hong Kong public offering

November 5, 2020 0

ByteDance, the company behind the social media sensation TikTok, is in talks to raise another $2 billion before the initial public offering of a large

TikTok takes down some hashtags related to election misinformation, leaves others

November 5, 2020 0

As social media platforms struggle to get U.S. election misinformation under control with varying degrees of success, TikTok has taken new actions to stop people

TikTok takes down election misinformation aimed at younger users

November 4, 2020 0

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

TikTok strikes new licensing agreement with Sony Music

November 2, 2020 0

TikTok announced this morning it has signed a new licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) that will allow the short-form video app to continue

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

October 31, 2020 0

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

Week in Review: Snapchat strikes back

October 25, 2020 0

Hello hello, and welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, I wrote about the possibility of a pending social media detente, this week I’m

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