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Watch: TikTok and Meta’s latest moves signal a more commodified internet

The Internet’s mega-platforms are slowly merging into a great blob of sameness, and even the hottest companies in the world are not immune from the trend. TikTok’s winning strategy to…

Hoping to stall a ban, TikTok says it generated $14.7B for US small businesses last year

As U.S. lawmakers weigh a possible TikTok ban, the ByteDance-owned short-form video app released an economic impact report on Thursday. In it, the company touts the platform generated $14.7 billion…

TikTok is bringing its dedicated STEM feed to Europe

As TikTok continues to face increased pressure in the U.S. and the U.K., the company is signaling its commitment to fostering educational content on its app. The company announced on…

Watch: TechCrunch Minute: A TikTok ban is looking more and more like impending reality

Well, that was fast. After a House subcommittee gave its assent to a bill that would force the divestment of TikTok or ban it in the United States, the House…

TikTok says its revamped creator fund has increased total creator revenue by over 250%

TikTok announced today that its revamped creator fund has increased total creator revenue by over 250% within the last six months. The company says the fund, which launched a year…

TikTok spotted testing 30-minute uploads as it continues to inch into YouTube’s territory

TikTok is coming for YouTube. The company has been spotted testing the ability for users to upload 30-minute videos, signaling a significant move away from the short-form video format that…

How to activate auto scroll on TikTok

TikTok has been experimenting with an auto scrolling mechanic for months now, allowing you to watch TikTok hands-free. To use the auto scroll feature, you hold down on a video…

TikTok usage is starting to slow — is TikTok Shop to blame?

TikTok may have been the world’s top app by downloads and consumer spending in 2023, but it was not the top by actual usage. Last year, Facebook again maintained its…

TikTok is experimenting with a feature that uses AI to create songs based on prompts

TikTok is testing a new “AI Song” feature that uses AI to create songs based on prompts that users enter, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. AI Song is an experimental…

TikTok aims to grow its TikTok Shop US business tenfold to $17.5B in 2024, report claims

TikTok is looking to grow the size of its TikTok Shop U.S. business tenfold to as much as $17.5 billion this year, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The…