TikTok employees complain of ‘kill list’ aimed at forcing out London staff

Accusations reflect apparent clash of working cultures between UK ecommerce team and Chinese parent ByteDance

Social media addiction bill fails in California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features...

TikTok is getting all the attention, but more teens spend time on YouTube, survey says

TikTok is widely seen as the most popular social media app among teens, but new data shows one in five teens use YouTube "almost constantly."

Viewers Delighted by 'Diva' Cat Who 'Upstaged' Opera Singer

The video went on as the two traded verses before the TikTok poster could not continue because she was laughing too much.

Number of teens using Facebook crashes as YouTube becomes platform of choice

Pew Research Center surveyed 1,316 U.S. teens between the ages of 13 and 17. It found that just 32% of them use the Facebook app. The results are a stark contrast to Pew Research Center's survey...

Want To Go Viral On TikTok? Follow These 4 Rules

Understanding TikTok may seem daunting for you and your marketing team. But, following these four easy rules will help create viral content.

Number of teens using Facebook crashes as YouTube becomes platform of choice

Pew Research Center surveyed 1,316 U.S. teens between the ages of 13 and 17. It found that just 32% of them use the Facebook app. The results are a stark contrast to Pew Research Center's survey...

Daily Dozen

Employees at TikTok’s parent company ByteDance have links to the propaganda arms of the Chinese government; Daniella Pierson is one of the wealthiest women of color in the U.S.; the World's Best...

A look at livestreamed e-commerce, already popular in China, which TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Amazon, and others...

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Why companies like Nerf and Olipop are hiring TikTok creators to run their accounts

Some brands are building a following by hiring TikTok creators to take over their accounts. Many companies have had success with paying TikTok influencers to promote their products, but some...

Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed

Internet platforms including TikTok, YouTube and Amazon say the future of retail is live ecommerce, but early experiments in the UK and the US suggest there’s still a long way to go

Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022

TikTok has established itself as one of the top online platforms for U.S. teens. The share of teens who use Facebook has fallen sharply in recent years. The Pew Research Center conducted this...

The number of U.S. teens who say they’re online ‘almost constantly’ has nearly doubled in the past 7 years, study says

YouTube tops the list of most used social media platforms by U.S. teens, with TikTok coming in second.

Diana's 'Awesome' Participation in William, Harry Field Day Goes Viral

A TikTok video showing the princess taking part in traditional 'mothers' races' at William and Harry's school has gone viral with over 600,000 views.

Golden Retriever Pup Casually Trying To Steal Dog's Treat Delights Internet

"Better than all my streaming subscriptions," said one TikTok user.

Rosie O'Donnell Says She 'Couldn't Be Happier' About Donald Trump FBI Raid

"God bless America!" O'Donnell quipped in a TikTok video as she learned that FBI agents had searched Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

More Than a Third of U.S. Teens Are on Social Media Almost Constantly, Survey Says

YouTube, TikTok rank tops among young users in Pew Research poll, as Facebook drops in popularity among the youth.

TikTok parent ByteDance acquires private hospital chain

ByteDance's healthcare unit in China, Xiaohe Health, has acquired a high-end healthcare organization called Amcare Healthcare for $1.5 billion.

Spotify quietly begins selling event tickets to users in the US directly, instead of redirecting buyers to...

Spotify has launched a new site to sell fans tickets to live gigs directly from its platform instead of redirecting users to partners like Ticketmaster and Eventbrite. The company’s new website...

ByteDance Pays $1.5B for One of China’s Largest Private Healthcare Chains Amcare

Benjamin Godfrey is a blockchain enthusiast and journalists who relish writing about the real life applications of blockchain technology and innovations to drive general acceptance and worldwide...

TikTok challenge: Video shows Lakewood man fall victim to social media trend that teaches thieves to steal Hyundai,...

Brad Crihfield of Lakewood is trying to wrap his head around what happened outside his home. His home surveillance camera captured a man forcing the door to his 2012 Hyundai Tucson. Authorities...

TikTok challenge: Video shows Lakewood man fall victim to social media trend that teaches thieves to steal Hyundai,...

Brad Crihfield of Lakewood is trying to wrap his head around what happened outside his home. His home surveillance camera captured a man forcing the door to his 2012 Hyundai Tucson. Authorities...

TikTok's Parent Company is Buying a Chain of Hospitals

No one generates viral content quite like TikTok, but now its parent wants to try its hand at stopping viral infections. On Tuesday, China-based...

TikTok’s latest test feature aims to improve the app’s search capabilities

TikTok is testing a new feature that enhances the popular short-form video app’s search functions. The new feature highlights keywords in comments and links to search results for the term....

Rosie O’Donnell ‘feeling bad’ for mocking Anne Heche before accident

“I think it’s a miracle that she didn’t kill anyone … I hope she survives. But wow, what a tragic tale,” the comedian said in a TikTok video.

AppLovin wants to buy video game maker Unity for $20 billion

AppLovin submitted an unsolicited proposal to buy game engine Unity. Unity powers games like Pokémon Go, Animal Crossing and Call of Duty: Mobile. It would have to terminate its recent deal to...

Man's Reaction to Partner Introducing Surprise Puppy Delights Internet

A man has captivated TikTok audiences with his reaction after his partner surprises him with a puppy in public.

TikTok’s parent just bought one of China’s biggest private hospital chains for $1.5 billion

ByteDance has acquired one of China’s largest private hospital chains for about $1.5 billion, deepening a foray into health care via one of the largest domestic tech deals since Beijing’s internet...

The entertainment industry vets behind Sweety High are building a Gen Z media empire

With a TikTok audience of 13 million and a new record label, Sweety High cofounders Frank Simonetti and Veronica Zelle know where Gen Z lives. This story is part of Fast Company’s Most Creative...

Snapchat officially introduces parental controls through a new ‘Family Center’ feature

Snapchat today is rolling out its first set of parental controls, after announcing last October it was developing tools that would allow parents to gain better visibility into how their teens used...

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