India  /  Published 30.06.20

India bans 59 apps with Chinese links

India banned 59 applications with Chinese links, including TikTok and UC Browser, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The list of apps that have been b...
By PTI in

Style  /  Published 06.02.20

Employees overtake influencers

Social media is teaching many corporates to value their employees more. Employees of big brands are often overtaking officially hired influencers for the brands. Recently Kyra Gallego, 21, former Seph...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.20

False fears

Sir — At a time when thousands of people around the world are succumbing to the coronavirus outbreak, the manufacturer of Corona beer is allegedly facing its worst quarter in sales in a decade. It i...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 17.04.19

Google blocks access to TikTok

Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a court directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesd...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 19.10.19

TikTok is rewriting the art of storytelling

It has been quite a year for Geet, who has two accounts on TikTok with a combined following of over seven million fans on the platform.“Before I started using TikTok, my initial perception of the pl...
By Mathures Paul in


West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.19

Train kills boy during TikTok shoot

A 16-year-old boy was run over by a train while recording a video for TikTok by standing on railways tracks near here on Sunday evening. Mohammad Noor Ansari, a school dropout, died on the spot, whil...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Purulia

India  /  Published 02.08.19

What a drone slip can do

The 6.6 lakh followers of Li Zhiwei on TikTok may have noticed that the Chinese national has largely been rehashing photos for the past four months.There’s a reason. Li, who describes himself as a t...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.07.19

Cops flaunt guns on TikTok, axed

Uttar Pradesh police chief O.P. Singh has ordered six policemen to be transferred to the police lines after a video that has gone viral on social media showed them flaunting their weapons following an...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 25.03.20

HD, ultra HD transmission suspended on mobile

Video streaming apps like Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video and Tiktok have suspended transmission of high definition and ultra high definition content on mobile networks during the 21-day lockdown period.S...
By PTI in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 15.06.19

Helo to non-English content

What’s the future of social network? Regional content. And Facebook is not the solution. One of the top drivers in this segment is Helo, a product from the Chinese biggie ByteDance, which is a Beiji...
By Mathures Paul in


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