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TikTok: All under-16s" accounts made private

The move means only approved followers can view videos made by users aged 13-15......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcJan 13th, 2021

This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  mobilecrunchRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Twitter Bots Are a Major Source of Climate Disinformation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Twitter accounts run by machines are a major source of climate change disinformation that might drain support from policies to address rising temperatures. In the weeks surrounding former.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Sitecore Nets $1.2B Investment, Acquia Debuts Digital Commerce, More News

Sitecore got a major private investment to the tune of $1.2 billion, leading our customer experience and digital marketing news this week. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

How to download a TikTok video

Looking to save your favorite TikTok videos for offline use? Here, we'll show you how to download them to your computer or smartphone......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

When it comes to eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking, representation matters

As scientists increasingly rely on eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking reported through online systems, they should consider whether those accounts are societally and spatially representative for an event, according to a new paper published in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Digital securities platform iSTOX closes $50 million Series A to make private equity accessible to more investors

iSTOX, a digital securities platform that wants to make private equity investment more accessible, has added new investors from Japan to its Series A round, bringing its total to $50 million. Two of its new backers are the government-owned Developmen.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Social media giants grilled on hate content

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok asked about their role in the recent violent events in Washington......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

TikTok’s new Q&A feature lets creators respond to fan questions using text or video

TikTok is testing a new video Q&A feature that allows creators to more directly respond to their audience’s questions with either text or video answers, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The feature works across both video and livestreams (T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Instagram Lead Says He"s Not Happy With Reels Yet, Might "Consolidate" Video Formats

In an interview with The Verge's Decoder podcast, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, says he's "not yet happy" with the platform's TikTok competitor Reels. The Verge reports: "I'm not yet happy with it," he says. "We're growing both in terms of how.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes toward production of its electric pickup

Rivian has raised $2.65 billion as it prepares to begin production this summer of its all-electric pickup truck. The round, which was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc., also included Fidelity Management and Research C.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes towards production of its electric pickup

Rivian has raised $2.65 billion as it prepares to begin production this summer of its all-electric pickup truck. The round, which was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc., also included Fidelity Management and Research C.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Equity Tuesday: Everyone’s raising money, and Wrike exits yet again

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday Tuesday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming w.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin launches an e-wallet

Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s affiliate Alipay have long dominated digital payments in China, but they have always faced new challengers. The latest entrant in online payments is Douyin, TikTok’s Chinese version. The short vide.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

15 steps to fundraising a new VC or private equity fund

Based on my experience, taking the 15 steps below will help build the core of a high-performing fundraising and investor relations function. David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Man offers local government $71 million to help him find drive containing 7,500 Bitcoin

Howells, 35, mined 7,500 Bitcoin back in 2009 when they were worth almost nothing. He gave up his mining endeavours after his girlfriend became sick of the noise, selling his equipment but holding on to the hard drive containing his private keys......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Exclusive: Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March. The fund.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

TikTok level crossing stunt "staggeringly stupid"

Police and rail bosses condemn a social media post featuring a car parked on a level crossing......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Tiger Global is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund, one year after closing its last

According to a recent letter sent to its investors, Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investing powerhouse, is raising a new $3.75 billion venture fund called Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV that it expects to close in March. The fund.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Poland Plans To Make Censoring of Social Media Accounts Illegal

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump's social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there. From a report: "Algorithms or the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

The Scottish postman behind "Sea Shanty TikTok"

Nathan Evans's renditions of the ancient songs have racked up millions of views on the video-sharing app......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021