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July 2, 2021
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A bank for the creator economy, Karat Financial raises $26M in Series A funding

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The creator economy is changing the way that people earn a living, whether you’re an Instagram influencer or a freelance graphic designer. But traditional banks haven’t caught ....

June 5, 2021
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TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’

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A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” fr....

April 18, 2021
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TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

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TikTok is taking another step toward directly funding publishers’ content with today’s announcement that it’s financially backing the production of media publisher NowThis’....

March 15, 2021
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Pakistan bans TikTok again over ‘immoral and objectionable’ videos

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Pakistan has banned TikTok again in the country after reviewing a complaint that said the popular video app hosted immoral and objectionable content. A high court in the city of Pe....

November 29, 2020
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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

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TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of ho....

November 3, 2020
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TikTok strikes new licensing agreement with Sony Music

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TikTok announced this morning it has signed a new licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment (SME) that will allow the short-form video app to continue to offer songs from ....

September 25, 2020
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India’s ShareChat raises $40 million, says its short-video platform Moj now reaches 80 million users

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ShareChat, an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $40 million from a clutch of investors after th....

September 23, 2020
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TikTok fact checks: US IPO, Chinese ownership, $5B in taxes

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There is no shortage of speculation and reports around TikTok’s future in the U.S. Amid a swirl of rumors, TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance issued a statement (in Chinese) on....

September 23, 2020
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TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

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Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies, that narra....

September 21, 2020
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The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing

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Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies ....