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TikTok’s forced sale ‘shelved’ by Biden administration

TikTok’s forced sale ‘shelved’ by Biden administration

If you, like us, had been wondering whether the incoming US Biden administration would continue with the forced sale of TikTok, it seems the answer is: nope. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the deal involving tech firm Oracle has been “shelved indefinitely”. However, TikTok may not be home and dry yet. Emily Horne, spokesperson for …

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Justin Bieber set for Valentine’s Day TikTok livestream

Justin Bieber set for Valentine’s Day TikTok livestream

Fresh from inking a spangly new deal with Universal Music Group, TikTok is preparing to host a livestreamed concert by one of its key artists. Justin Bieber will play a full-length concert on TikTok on 14 February (yes, for Valentine’s Day) with a re-airing the following day. It’s very much a fan-service event too: Bieber will be …

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Kuaishou enters the stock market, TikTok's competitor in China

Kuaishou enters the stock market, TikTok’s competitor in China

A very popular application among young people and teenagers around the world, TikTok will suffer, in the days to come, from the crashing entry into the stock market of its main competitor, Kuaishou. Kuaishou, the app’s rival TikTok, soared on Friday for its Hong Kong IPO, with a listing almost tripling from the IPO price. …

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Degrassi Star Recreates Manny Santos’ Thong Look In TikTok Challenge

Degrassi Star Recreates Manny Santos’ Thong Look In TikTok Challenge

Playing into nostalgia for the early 2000s, actress Cassie Steele dresses up as her Degrassi character Manny Santos in a TikTok dance challenge. Recently, Degrassi actress Cassie Steele embraced the latest viral TikTok trend by reenacting a pivotal scene from her time as fan-favorite Manny Santos. Jumping onto the “Buss It” Challenge, Steele dressed in …

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TikTok Star Sam Demogenes Defends Jed Wyatt, Gets Info From Producer

TikTok Star Sam Demogenes Defends Jed Wyatt, Gets Info From Producer

As the true story behind Jed and Hannah’s breakup emerges, Tik Tok star Sam Demogenes has been following the story and revealing more information. The true story behind Jed Wyatt and Hannah Brown’s breakup on The Bachelorette has been emerging over the past couple of days. Tik Tok star Sam Demogenes has been following the …

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TikTok threatened by YouTube Shorts which records 3.5 billion views

TikTok threatened by YouTube Shorts which records 3.5 billion views

The clips from YouTube Shorts, the future lightweight video platform supposed to compete with TikTok, have been viewed 3.5 billion times a day in India, where the tool is being beta tested, the YouTube boss said Tuesday. “So far, videos from our new Shorts player – which helps people around the world watch short videos …

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TikTok’s new creator portal has tips for TikTokers old and new

TikTok’s new creator portal has tips for TikTokers old and new

There’s a long history of video and social media platforms building detailed ‘playbooks’ – resources teaching the people using their services how to build audiences and make good stuff. TikTok is no different: it has just revamped its educational materials with the launch of the TikTok Creator Portal. Aimed at creators old and new, it promises best-practice …

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