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TikTok was downloaded 738m times in 2019 says Sensor Tower

App analytics research companies have been falling over one another to provide estimates for TikTok’s growth in 2019. The latest is Sensor Tower, which has published its summary of a big year for Bytedance’s social...
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TikTok clarifies its community guidelines after censorship row

TikTok has been subject to intense scrutiny recently over its censorship and moderation policies, and specifically the extent to which its global approach is guided by views on what is or isn’t acceptable in China. Now...
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19 TikTok stars get together for #hyephouse ‘collab house’ in LA

You don’t have to be a boomer to think that the idea of sharing a house with 19 TikTok stars has the makings of a living hell. But in the case of the Hype House in Los Angeles, it’s part of a burgeoning social-media trend....
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Justin Bieber arrives on TikTok as Yummy comeback kicks off

As he released his new single ‘Yummy’ and revealed his upcoming YouTube docu-series, Justin Bieber also joined TikTok. His account went live on 3 January, and at the time of writing (the morning of 6 January) he has...
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App analytics firms claim TikTok’s revenue is rocketing

There’s a mini-industry of research firms who spend their time burrowing into app analytics to estimate downloads, revenue and other metrics for the apps and publishers on Google and Apple’s app stores. App Annie, SensorTower...
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TikTok says it received 3,345 copyright takedown notices in 2019

Right at the end of 2019, TikTok published its first ‘transparency report’ on requests from governments, law-enforcement and copyright holders for takedowns and other actions. It’s a familiar publication for other...
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WWE strikes TikTok deal including wrestler entrance-themes

The latest brand working with TikTok is sports-entertainment organisation WWE, which has created an official account on the social app. However, music is also a key part of the deal, with WWE licensing the entrance themes...
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Lil Nas X was the top artist on TikTok in the US this year

We’re in the thick of year-end-charts season, with TikTok the latest to reveal the big winners on its platform in 2019. There are no prizes for guessing who the most popular music artist was: Lil Nas X takes that crown,...
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Former WMG exec Ole Obermann confirms new role at TikTok

Ole Obermann was Warner Music Group’s chief digital officer until June 2019, when he left the company after reportedly declining to renew his contract. Recent gossip had suggested that Obermann was joining TikTok and/or...
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TikTok settles children’s privacy lawsuit in the US

Yesterday, we reported on a lawsuit filed against TikTok in the US over its predecessor app Musical·ly’s handling of children’s data. There’s a speedy update on the case: it’s been settled. “TikTok is firmly committed...
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TikTok sued over Musical·ly child-privacy protection issues

Another day, another legal headache for TikTok in the US. It’s not a new issue, but rather a new lawsuit about a familiar issue: whether the Musical·ly app that parent company Bytedance acquired and later merged with TikTok...
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TikTok backs the Giggs economy in month-long partnership

TikTok currently finds itself in a position that YouTube knows only too well, being simultaneously hailed as a kingmaker for breaking new artists, and a hot potato when it comes to the question of licensing and royalties...