Former Disney D2C boss Mayer resigns as TikTok CEO

Kevin Mayer, Disney’s former head of direct-to-consumer and international, has left his new role as CEO at TikTok just three months into the job. Mayer joined the video app firm in May, becoming COO of Chinese parent ByteDance at the same time. However, the Mouse House veteran said he would be stepping down following President […]

Netflix reportedly sounded out over TikTok purchase

Netflix has reportedly been approached to buy the US operations of TikTok, becoming one of a long string of US-based companies linked with the embattled social media app. Earlier this month, president Donald Trump announced that the app – which has seen a number of security concerns surrounding the data practices of Chinese parent company […]

Twitter reportedly emerges as potential TikTok suitor

Twitter has reportedly held talks with Chinese tech firm ByteDance to buy the US business of social media app TikTok. A number of US firms are circling the app, with president Donald Trump threatening to ban the service should it fail to find a domestic buyer before September 21. The president said that the rapidly […]

TikTok heads for the TV screen with Amazon Fire app

Social media service TikTok has launched an app on the Amazon Fire TV platform, enabling TV viewers to watch TikTok videos on the big screen. The More on TikTok app launched yesterday in the face of a looming ban on the social media site in the US from the Trump administration. More on TikTok is […]

Microsoft to discuss purchase of TikTok’ US business as Trump threatens ban

Microsoft said that it will push ahead with talks to acquire TikTok’s US business, as president Donald Trump continues to threaten the Chinese app. The creator-driven, short-form video app TikTok has exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, but there have been a number of security concerns surrounding the data practices of Chinese parent […]

TikTok creates US-focused US$200m fund to pay creators

Social media superstar TikTok has launched a $200m creators fund, designed to support those aiming to make a living through the app. The Creator Fund will pay US creators for content they put onto the service, but details of the size of payments and how many producers would receive the money have not been released. […]

Pakistan regulator gives TikTok ‘final warning’ over ‘obscene’ content

TikTok, the social media platform that allows users to create short-form video, has been given a “final warning” by Pakistan’s telecommunications regulator over “vulgarity and immorality.” While the app has largely been a social media competitor to the likes of Instagram and Snapchat, the service is fast being taken seriously as a video streaming platform, […]

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