YouTube Makes a Play to Poach TikTok Creators

YouTube is ponying up cash in an effort to convince TikTok creators to jump ship to its platform.

TikTok Bans Political Fundraising

TikTok has announced its intention to ban political fundraising on its social media platform.

TikTok Is Gen Z’s Search Engine of Choice and Is Rife With Misinformation

Filed squarely in the category of ‘what could possibly go wrong,’ Gen Z is relying on TikTok for searches, complete with rampant misinformation.

TikTok Refuses to Commit to Keeping US User Data Out of China

US lawmakers are finally getting the real picture from TikTok, as the company refuses to commit to keeping US data out of China.

Apple May Fire Employee for Helping a Customer

Apple isn’t winning any popularity contests by threatening to fire an employee for helping a customer.

TikTok Says It Was Not Hacked After Billions of Users’ Data Leaked

TikTok is doing damage control, denying it was hacked after hackers claimed to have stolen source code and data on billions of users.

TikTok Lays Off Marketing and Sales Staff

TikTok is the latest company to lay off employees, giving the pink slip to some of its North American global business solutions team.

YouTube and TikTok Are Blowing Facebook Away in Teen Usage

Facebook has a major problem in its attempts to appeal to teens, with the platform being blown away by both YouTube and TikTok.

TikTok Under Fire for Potential Keylogging, Some Say Concern Is Overblown

A security researcher has called out TikTok for inserting code in its in-app browser that could be used to log keystrokes, but not everyone is convinced.

Oracle Begins Audit of TikTok’s Algorithms for Beijing’s Influence

TikTok is pulling out all the stops to prove it is independent of Beijing’s influence, turning to Oracle to audit its algorithms.

Who Needs Financial Advisors? Gen Z Prefers TikTok and YouTube

According to a new report, Gen Z prefers to get financial advice from TikTok and YouTube rather than traditional financial advisors.

Is TikTok Replacing Google?

Digital marketing entrepreneur Eric Siu, asks an interesting question, “Is TikTok the NEW Google?” The idea is that younger people are starting to search immersive social apps like TikTok and Instagram directly instead of searching Google.

US Lawmakers Want the FTC to Investigate TikTok’s Data Handling

TikTok continues to face pressure over its latest privacy faux pas, with two US senators asking the FTC to investigate the company.

FCC Commissioner Asks Apple and Google to Remove TikTok From Their Stores

FCC Commission Brendan Carr has penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking them to ban TikTok.

Leaked Meetings Show TikTok Shares US User Data With China

TikTok is once again under fire for its privacy policies, with leaked meeting recordings showing the company is reneging on a major promise.

TikTok’s 2022 Revenue Set to Surpass Twitter and Snapchat Combined

TikTok’s growth continues at an incredible pace, with the app’s ad revenue set to surpass Twitter and Snapchat in 2022.

Multiple States Investigating TikTok’s Impact on Children

TikTok is the latest social media platform in the crosshairs, as multiple states are investigating its impact on children.

Facebook Launches Reels Globally

Facebook is expanding Reels globally, as the company continues to struggle against TikTok.

TikTok Now the Internet’s Most Popular Site, Edging Out Google

TikTok has taken the top spot as the world’s most popular website, beating out Google and Facebook.

Apple’s App Store Set to Hit $85 Billion in Sales in 2021

New data indicates the Apple App Store is on track to blow past last year’s earnings, topping $85 billion in 2021.