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TikTok Company's new VR headset rivals Meta on price and privacy

TikTok Company’s new VR headset rivals Meta on price and privacy

The Pico 4 headset is the closest and sufficiently powerful VR device to the Meta Quest 2 we’ve seen to date. Screenshot: Pico/ByteDance Meta is terrified of TikTok overbearing presence in the social media market, and now it looks like the company behind the app, ByteDance, is coming for Meta’s own stake in the Metaverse …

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YouTube targets TikTok with revenue share for short films, partner program expansion

YouTube targets TikTok with revenue share for short films, partner program expansion

No short-form video platform has yet figured out how to share ad revenue, making it difficult for app makers like TikTok to live off their content alone. But today, YouTube announced major changes to its YouTube Affiliate Program, allowing creators to earn ad revenue on competitor TikTok, Shorts. Now, Shorts creators can qualify for the …

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YouTube Shorts Could Steal TikTok Thunder With Better Creator Deal

YouTube Shorts Could Steal TikTok Thunder With Better Creator Deal

The widest open secret in short video has nothing to do with the algorithm. The secret is that you can’t get rich on TikTok, as even the most viral creators derive a negligible portion of their income from the platform itself. TikTok remains hugely dominant over the copied short video streams that competing social media …

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BeReal is hotter than TikTok.  So TikTok copies it.

BeReal is hotter than TikTok. So TikTok copies it.

A two-year-old French photo-sharing app earns the highest form of flattery from Big Tech’s social media titans: imitation. BeReal, which prompts users once a day to take and share a quick photo wherever they are, tops the app charts with a social media experience that prioritizes spontaneous connections over image-conscious conservation. The app uses your …

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