TikTok plan 20% sale to Oracle, seek a U.S. based IPO, Trump demands “total control”

TikTok have confirmed their plans for the future following Trump’s pressure on the app’s place in the United States. After the U.S. announced last week that they would ban TikTok from US app stores on…

TikTok will be banned on US app stores from Sunday

TikTok is officially being banned from stores this weekend in the US with the potential to become illegal to download in the coming months. Trump threatened to ban TikTok, claiming that it’s creators ByteDance had…

TikTok propose Oracle for Trump-mandated US handover

TikTok have potentially decided on their new partner to take over data operations in the US following President Trump’s threats. Last month, ol’ Don Trump threatened the huge social video app TikTok with a shutdown…

T-Series are taking legal action against Indian short-video apps over un-licensed music

Indian music label and film production company T-Series have filed a lawsuit and copyright violation notices against many short-video apps. TikTok has licensing agreements in place with many labels and publishers, however in TikTok’s absence…

TikTok partner with Teespring to integrate creator merch directly in the app

E-commerce platform Teespring team up with short video app TikTok for creators to offer apparel without having to leave the app. Teespring makes selling merchandise easy for creators. Simply create a design from their templates,…

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns just three months after joining the company

After leaving Disney+ as Head of Streaming in May, Kevin Mayer was appointed CEO of TikTok. Three months later, Mayer cited political reasons for his departure. Kevin Mayer took the role at TikTok in May….

Can people use my music in their Instagram videos?

Yes they can. Distribute your music through RouteNote, select Facebook as a store, and you’ll get a kickback for every view the video gets. Artists and labels distributing through RouteNote can choose from many of…

TikTok exec comments on Trump’s ban saying “TikTok is here for the long run”

Vanessa Pappas the General Manager of TikTok US says “We’re not a national security threat,” and “TikTok is here for the long run,” when questioned whether the platform will be around next month. In a…

TikTok competitor Likee reports over 150m monthly active users

As tensions between TikTok and the US Government rise, TikTok rival Likee increases 86.2% year-on-year. Since being banned from India and their fragile state in the US, many TikTok competitors have emerged such as Triller,…

TikTok CEO points at Facebook, faces a lawsuit from Triller

As TikTok faces a potential ban in the US they’re looking to Facebook as part of the cause. Meanwhile their primary competitor has filed a legal complaint against them. Until the last month it seemed…