ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming makes his own TikToks — and requires his senior employees to as well. Visual China Group via Getty Images; Ruobing Su/Business Insider Zhang Yiming built a $16.2 billion fortune after founding ByteDance, the Chinese software developer behind TikTok. Despite being one of the wealthiest people in […]

TikTok, the app beloved by Generation Z, might get booted out of the US. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images The Trump administration is forcing TikTok to sell off its US business by September 15 or else face a ban, accusing it of posing a privacy and national security threat because it is […]

A TikTok star pounds a beat as she weaves lyrics mocking the idea of US President Donald Trump banning the short-form video sharing app. The “Trump Freestyle” post Monday by @maya2960 quickly racked up more than a million views and 500,000 “likes” on the popular platform owned by China-based ByteDance. […]

(Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to salvage the company’s effort to buy TikTok’s operations in the U.S. and several other countries. Talks to buy the music video app will move quickly “in a matter of weeks” and are […]

San Francisco (AFP) – Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Trump has pledged to get tough on the massively […]

Haunted TikTok is the next evolution of internet horror After hours of scrolling through endless TikToks of teens dancing, couples pranking each other, and dogs being cute — something on your For You Page stops you dead in your tracks. Someone is walking around a dark, empty house, as text […]

Photo credit: Hearst Owned From Cosmopolitan His mouth is distorted into the shape of a letter box and it moves, warped, as he tells his reflection off for not being “cool” enough. It sounds as if he is trapped in a dustbin underwater. It’s 1am and I’ve spent the last […]

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty In the span of a single week, the video sharing platform TikTok suffered a series of public blows, crescendoing Friday into an all-out panic on the application that one creator described as “World War III.”  The latest upheaval began Monday, when Secretary of State […]

Members of the Hype House. (Bryant Eslava, via Hype House via The New York Times) Late Monday night, a group of male TikTok stars who belong to the Gen Z influencer collective known as the Sway House charged up the streets of the Hollywood Hills. They were on their way […]

Amazon on Friday said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their cell phones because of security concerns. The internal message told workers they could still access the popular video-snippet sharing platform using laptop web browsers, but would lose access to company […]

Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The e-commerce colossus told workers they can still access the popular video-snippet sharing platform using laptop web browsers, but will lose access to company email […]