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Snapchat Intros New Spotlight Feature

(CNN) - Snapchat is out with a new feature that appears to be a copycat of a popular TikTok feature. Snapchat is calling it "Spotlight." The company describes it as "a new entertainment platform for user-generated content within Snapchat."…

TikTok To Limit Premature Election Victory Claims

(CNN) - TikTok says it will limit premature claims of victory in next week's election on its short-video clip app. Those victory claims will be restricted until the associated press has declared a result. The social media company is…

Judge Rules TikTok Can Be Downloaded In U.S.

(CNN) - A federal judge is allowing TikTok users to continue downloading the app for now. Judge Carl Nichols is temporarily blocking the Trump administration's attempt to ban the platform. TikTok is challenging the Commerce Department measure; saying it…

FDA Issues Benadryl Warning Over Tiktok Challenge

(CNN) - A TikTok challenge has led to an FDA investigation. On Thursday the Federal Agency announced it is looking into reports of teens participating in the so-called “Benadryl challenge.” The over-the-counter medication is used to treat allergies. Teenagers…

Tiktok, WeChat Downloads Soar Ahead Of Ban

(CNN) - American users are flocking to TikTok and WeChat, ahead of a ban on downloading them that started on Sunday. TikTok downloads were up 12% on Friday, compared to Thursday. WeChat is seeing a 150% increase. People who…

YouTube Launching Its Own TikTok Competitor 'Shorts'

(CNN) - Here's some tech news from the file of "you probably saw it coming..." YouTube is launching what appears to be what it hopes is a "TikTok killer." The Google-owned company's product is called "shorts." It operates much…

TikTok Confirms Partnership With Oracle

(CNN0 - TikTok confirmed on Monday that it has partnered with Oracle in an effort to resolve the Trump administration’s complaints about the short-form video app. Though TikTok did not mention Oracle by name, it said in a statement…

Microsoft's Offer To Buy Us TikTok Rejected

(CNN) - Oracle and TikTok will partner for U.S. operations; according to a source familiar with the matter. It's not exactly a sale, but it's meant to satisfy requirements from the Trump administration. Executive orders from the president require…

TikTok: Sale Needs China's Approval

(CNN) - The potential sale of the popular social media app TikTok is now facing new hurdles. China's government must approve any sale of U.S. operations by TikTok's parent company ByteDance. Government ministers said regulations were changed to "protect…

Tiktok Suing Trump Admin Over Looming Ban

(CNN) - The president is trying to ban the Chinese-owned app from the U.S. A move the company calls "highly politicized" so they're suing the Trump administration. In Monday's announcement; TikTok said it's arguing in California federal court that…