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Short video platforms rise with Bharat positioning

KOLKATA: The star of user-generated content was on the rise in India due to TikTok, only to be abruptly curtailed when the government banned the Chinese-origin app. Now, nearly a year after TikTok’s exit, a number of homegrown short form video platforms have emerged to plug the gap. It seems that...

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HC dismisses Bytedance's plea, directs it to deposit $11 million in dues

NEW DELHI: In a major setback for TikTok developer ByteDance's India operations, the Bombay high court has dismissed its plea to unblock its bank accounts frozen by Indian authorities in an alleged case of tax evasion. The bench of justices SP Deshmukh and Abhay Ahuja, however, granted Bytedance...

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Rizzle’s Rimix to allow users to mashup up to five videos

NEW DELHI: The void that TikTok left in the Indian short video sharing ecosystem has been plugged by a rash of similar homegrown apps, which are vying to become king of the hill. These Made in India platforms are constantly coming up with new and improved features to outdo rivals and reel in new...

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India's freeze on bank accounts is harassment, ByteDance tells court

New Delhi: Video sharing app TikTok's parent company,ByteDance has told the Bombay high court that the government's decision to freeze its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, Reuters reported on Sunday.

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Instagram follows TikTok, launches 'Remix' on Reels

NEW DELHI: In a bid to overpower short-video platform TikTok, image sharing app Instagram has rolled out a new feature called Remix. The Remix feature allows users to remix reels which means they can upload a video next to another user's, building on top of the original clip.

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