Salman Khan

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Salman Khan To Globally Endorse, Invest In Short Video App 'Chingari'

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has officially signed with Indian short video app ‘Chingari’ as a global brand ambassador and investor. The development came after Chingari’s developer firm raised around $14.4 million from investors. Moreover, growing faster after TikTok ban, it has clocked over 56 million users as of now. The company has also announced ties with Ekta Kapoor-owned ALT Balaji and Bengali streaming service Hoichoi for video clips.… read-more

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 01:32 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Salman Khan, Chingari App, TikTok, Investor, ALT Balaji

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Myanmar protests against military rule.

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Myanmar Military's YouTube Channels Removed Amidst Ongoing Coup

As a measure amidst the ongoing Myanmar military coup, YouTube took down several Myanmar military-owned channels from its platform. The channels removed include state network, Myanmar Radio and Television, military's Myawaddy Media, MWD Variety, and MWD Myanmar. Reportedly, more platforms are finding measures to regulate military content as the civilians are now threatened even via TikTok. Earlier, Facebook was banned by the military after it… read-more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 06:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Myanmar Military Coup, Youtube, Alphabet Inc, TikTok, Facebook, Myanmar

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Fast Laughs gives viewers their dose of laughter, without having to watch a whole TV show or movie.

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Netflix Starts Funny Video Feed Fast Laughs To Compete Reels, TikTok

Considering the popularity of reels and Tiktok, Netflix has introduced 'Fast Laughs' - a quick short video mobile feature showing funny clips from movies, series, and stand up shows. The new feature allows users to enjoy the best parts of different shows without committing to watch the whole show. A Netflix official said the company always looking to make discovery easier for viewers. The feature will be available on iOS devices in select… read-more

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 09:36 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Netflix, Reels, TikTok, Shows

Courtesy: Zee news

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Beware! Internet Offenders Exploiting TikTok's #Silhouette Challenge

TikTok's latest #silhouettechallenge that involves dancing provocatively against a red filter is not safe anymore. Started to promote body positivity, the trend involves participants filming themselves fully clothed or varyingly undressed, assuming the filter guards their privacy. However, internet offenders have started employing editing techniques to eliminate the filter and display the uploader's body in a sexualised manner. Reportedly,… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 07:55 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TikTok, Silhouette Challenge, red filter, internet sexual offenders, Google, Reddit

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Facebook Launches BARS App For Budding Rappers

Social media giant Facebook launched 'BARS' app on iOS to take on Chinese video sharing app TikTok. Developed by Facebook's R&D team, the app eyes to create and share raps using  inbuilt tools. In addition, it includes pre-installed beats to enhance users' experience. Interestingly, the app provides rhyming  dictionary to enhance quality. Moreover, the app is launched for aspiring rappers who have limited access to recording studios. 

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 02:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: BARS App, Facebook, iOS, TikTok

Courtesy: NDTV

Theek Thaak App

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Indian-UK Teen Makes Indian Version Of TikTok - 'Theek Thaak'

To highlight India's diverse culture, a UK-based Indian teenager Saina Sodhi has developed a the Indian-version of TikTok -‘Theek Thaak’. Reportedly, the 17-year-old had deployed in a women-centric development team to develop the application to the industry standards. Set for release in March, the app features editing tools, live-stream option, a 'Theekcode' scanner, ‘theekmojis,’ and geopolitical reactions. Besides, the app is available in… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TikTok, Theek Thaak, Sania Sodhi, Teenager, App

Courtesy: India Times


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Assam Youth Create Homegrown Tiktok Alternative 'TipTeapi'

As an alternative to the uber-popular banned Chinese app TikTok, three computer engineers from eastern Assam have developed 'TipTeapi', a free video playing and sharing app. Apart from uploading and sharing videos, TipTeapi has 12 categories that enable users to make friends, follow, like, and comment. Additionally, the app guarantees privacy protection and an option for blocking objectionable content. Reportedly, the homegrown app is live on… read-more

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 03:17 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TikTok, TikTok ban, Chinese, TipTeapi, Google Playstore

Courtesy: The Hindu


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Telegram Most Downloaded App In January; Clocks 24% From India

US-based mobile app watcher Sensor Tower's report has suggested that ‘Telegram’ became the most downloaded non-gaming app globally in January 2021. Interestingly, of the last month’s 63 million installation of the messaging app, India alone accounted for 24% of the downloads. Clocking 62 million downloads, TikTok stood second with most downloads coming from China and US. Meanwhile, WhatsApp slipped to fifth from third position, possibly due… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Telegram, most downloaded app, WhatsApp, Sensor Tower, TikTok

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As TikTok Begins Layoffs, Domestic Players Receive Spate Of Resumes

Domestic short video platforms are flooded with CVs of former TikTok employees after the Indian government put a permanent ban on the latter. Reportedly, one of the domestic platforms, Bolo Indya, has received around 4,800 applications between January 28 and 29 itself. Reporting alike development, Bengaluru-based 'Trell' informed of hiring around 50 ex-TikTok employees while another platform 'Chingari' claimed of receiving over 100… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 06:53 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: TikTok, TikTok ban, Chingari App, Unemployment

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TikTok India To Retrench Staff After Govt Extends Ban On App

TikTok India is planning to retrench its staff citing the Centre’s decision to extend the ban on the app. In the January 27 letter, TikTok interim chief Vanessa Pappas wrote "we simply cannot responsibly stay fully staffed" with no respite from the government. However, the letter did not mention about the number of people TikTok will shed. Meanwhile, reports have suggested that TikTok employees have started to look for possibilities in newly… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: TikTok, India, China, Chinese Apps

Courtesy: LiveMint