Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021

Feta cheese was scarce in some stores earlier this year. The culprit? TikTok, where videos that showed an easy-to-make baked feta pasta recipe went viral. 

TikTok, launched in the U.S. in 2018, has become a force in the shopping world, influencing people to buy things they've seen on the...

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

A condom fixed Jessica Fox's canoe, and skateboarder Jagger Eaton celebrated his bronze medal by broadcasting live on Instagram. Margielyn Didal "let" Tony Hawk take a picture with her to post on Facebook.

The stability of the cardboard framed beds in the athlete's village has been tested...

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

Publicis Groupe and TikTok have entered into a global partnership to help brands tap into emerging shopping trends on TikTok. Publicis is the first global agency group to partner with TikTok to bring the power of commerce and education to brands and marketers; as TikTok’s founding commerce...

Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021

IPG Mediabrands and TikTok are joining forces to spearhead a creator and content accelerator initiative. IPG Mediabrands and TikTok will co-create a series of custom programs for IPG Mediabrands’ clients, helping them build an authentic presence on TikTok by tapping into the platform’s community...

Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

We streamed, we Zoomed, we ordered groceries and houseplants online, we created virtual villages while navigating laptop shortages to work and learn from home. When it comes to technology, 2020 was a year like no other. 

Here are the year's tech winners and losers:

LOSERS...

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

Ahead of the election, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube promised to clamp down on election misinformation, including unsubstantiated charges of fraud and premature declarations of victory by candidates. And they mostly did just that — though not without a few hiccups.

But overall their...

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020

A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores.

A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. But the judge, Carl Nichols...

Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020

A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight.

A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. The judge,...

Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his "blessing" to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company. 

Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns in the...

Friday, Sep. 18, 2020

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns. 

A total ban on the use of TikTok will follow on Nov. 12, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said early Friday on...

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