In late August, an appalling trend spread on the viral video site TikTok: Users donned concentration camp garb, and pretended to be deceased victims of Nazi-era horrors. The trend even gave rise to a hashtag, #holocaustchallenge. Tasteless or hateful memes rippling across social media are hardly new. But the TikTok […]
TikTok’s pain is Triller’s gain. But will the L.A.-based video app’s surge last?
Triller CEO Mike Lu sits for a portrait on Aug. 6 in Century City. The social video app has surged in popularity as TikTok’s business in the U.S. is threatened by an executive order from President Trump. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) It was the moment this […]
Microsoft to continue talks to buy TikTok’s US operations
US tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that it is continuing talks to purchase the US operations of Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok. Microsoft boss Satya Nadella had a conversation with President Donald Trump about the acquisition on Sunday, the tech firm said. Microsoft stressed that it “fully appreciates the importance” of […]