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TikTok just slapped its rival Triller with a countersuit over patent infringement claims, and Triller's CEO said he looks forward to a 'David and Goliath' fight in court

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images TikTok and its parent company ByteDance are suing rival video app Triller over patent infringement claims. The case is in response to a lawsuit that Triller filed in July that alleged ByteDance has been using its technology for years. Triller CEO Mike Lu said in a statement to Business Insider that TikTok's lawsuit is an attempt to skirt the law. "This is a David and Goliath story, and we look forward to our day in court, as well as...
Tags: Instagram, China, US, Trends, David, Oracle, Cnbc, Trump, Lu, Goliath, Tech Insider, Triller, Bytedance, China Microsoft, Tiktok, Katie Canales


I’m not okay.

So let me start out by saying the last four years have fuuuh-uuuhh-uuhhhcked me up. I have become OBSESSED with the goings on of our government, and I don’t mean it in the cutesy way the Instagram models mean it when they talk about whatever brand is paying them as much as M makes in a year for one post that says nice things about them. It’s unhealthy. I’ve lost friends over it. It’s caused problems in our relationship. It’s not good. But my obsession has resulted in a lot of navel gazing ...
Tags: Instagram, Sex, Mental Health, Abuse, Northern Lights, Election, Trump, Brittany Murphy, Rayne, Clifton Park


52 unique gifts to give your best friend — all under $100

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Outdoor Voices When you have the opportunity to thank a best friend for their friendship, you don't need to spend much to get the point across. Below, you can skim 52 gifts under $100 that they'll be happy to open. Still looking for gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsAt least once a year, yo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Instagram, US, Trends, Features, Mit, Gifts, Netflix, New York Times, Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, Kate Middleton, Ralph Lauren


The three R’s of real estate: Read, research, rights

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you should be forearmed with the three R’s of a real estate transaction – read, research and rights. Here’s how this breaks down. Read: Read your local news feeds on the market conditions in your area. Read your purchase contract. Read your home inspection report. Read attachments to the emails from your agent and escrow officer. And read the tea leaves. Information is power, and you’ll be provided a plethora of reading material before, during and after your ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Real Estate, News, Instagram, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, California Association Of Realtors, Leslie Sargent Eskildsen


The top talent managers for emerging creators on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok

Idris Rheubottom and Tony Craig; Christopher Hunt; Marrica Evans; Tamara Muth-King; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.Many "micro" influencers with under 100,000 followers are landing brand deals and building significant businesses across social media.My colleague Sydney Bradley broke down 15 top talent management companies that are helping ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Sydney, Lizzo, Lai, Gomez, Harry Ron, Charli, Instagram YouTube, Tech Insider, Amelio, Taylor Lorenz


I design $100,000 luxury playrooms for the children of wealthy execs and celebrities. Business is insane right now — here's what my job is like.

Denise Davies (right) and Karri Bowen Poole are the cofounders of Smart D2 Playrooms, pictured here in the foam pit at the Manhattan House playroom project. Smart D2 Playrooms Denise Davies is an interior designer based in Weston, Connecticut and cofounder of Smart D2 Playrooms, a luxury playroom design firm. With cofounder Karri Bowen-Poole, Davies designs and decorates dream playrooms will a focus on creating colorful, open-ended spaces that will inspire kids' self-espression and develop...
Tags: New York, Instagram, New York City, Israel, Trends, Connecticut, Dubai, Hilton, Manhattan, Nicky Hilton, Damien Hirst, Billy, Miami Beach, Brooklyn New York, Davies, Nicky


How the pandemic has changed the relationship between the ultra wealthy and their hired help, from months spent isolating together to a surge in demand for nannies

Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd / Getty Images The pandemic has altered the relationship between the ultra wealthy and their hired help. Business Insider spoke to three recruiters who work with high net worth individuals, and they all agree there's been a surge in demand for hired help. In many cases, sources say, the boundaries between staff and family has become blurred as the two groups have self-isolated together for extended periods of time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Personal Finance, New York, Instagram, France, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Wealth, Oxford, Ivy League, Rogers, Hamptons, Ho, Greenberg, Cannes France


'Anticipate upside to Q3 results': Here's what 6 Wall Street analysts are saying about Facebook before its 3rd quarter earnings report

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook is set to report third quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday.Analysts will be looking out for the tech giant's advertising revenue after many advertisers partially boycotted the platform this summer. Other investors are looking at Facebook's monthly active users after lockdown restrictions eased over the summer. Here's what six Wall Street analysts are saying ahead of the platform's earnin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Markets, Bank Of America, Biden, Stock Market, Jack Dorsey, Stock, John Freeman, Sundar Pichai, Jpmorgan, Facebook Advertising


Harry Styles Hung Out at a Fan's House (& Fed Her Fish) After His Car Broke Down

A Harry Styles fan named Theadora took to Instagram this week to share that the "Golden" superstar was actually at her house.
Tags: Instagram, Fed, Fan s House


Cristian Pavon scores twice, but Galaxy’s slide continues in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cristian Pavon scored twice for the Galaxy, but Jaroslaw Niezgoda scored a pair of first-half goals and the Portland Timbers clinched a spot in the MLS playoffs with a 5-2 victory over L.A. on Wednesday night. The Galaxy (5-11-3, 18 points) has lost eight of their past nine games and is sitting in last place in the Western Conference. It is the fourth straight season the Timbers (10-5-5, 35 points) have made the postseason. The Timbers were coming off a 1-1 draw with Cascadia Cu...
Tags: Instagram, La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Mls, Seattle, Portland Timbers, Lafc, Carson, Javier, Hernandez, Los Angeles Galaxy, Diego Valeri, Giancarlo Gonzalez


Facing up to the reality of politicians' Instagram posts

A University of Georgia researcher used computer vision to analyze thousands of images from over 100 Instagram accounts of United States politicians and discovered posts that showed politicians' faces in nonpolitical settings increased audience engagement over traditional posts such as politicians in professional or political settings.
Tags: Science, Instagram, United States, University Of Georgia


How Many Instagram Followers Do You Need To Start Making Money?

When it comes to monetizing your account on Instagram, the first thing you need to look at the number of followers you currently have, if you haven’t even got a thousand followers then there is no point in thinking about monetizing your account until you get to a decent number. But how do you go about getting more followers and do more followers really translate into money? Here we find out more. How to Get More Followers. Before you even consider trying to monetize your account, you need to ...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Online Marketing, Others, Instagram Marketing, Growthoid, Buzzoid


Interior Dept Defends Trump-Boosting Propaganda Vid By Boasting About Secretary

The Interior Department on Wednesday defended a campaign-style video posted to its official social media channels, following backlash that ensued over a typically apolitical government agency touting President Trump’s “historic feats for conservation.” Critics accused the department of violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive government officials from participating in political activity while on duty, but exempts the President and the vice president. On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Da...
Tags: Twitter, News, Instagram, Obama, Interior Department, Trump, Interior, Bernhardt, Fullerton, David Bernhardt, Office of Government Ethics, 2020 Election, Summer Concepcion, Tim Fullerton, Departmental Ethics Office


Stacey Solomon saddens fans with social media break

Stacey Solomon has been impressing her followers on Instagram this week with her...
Tags: Instagram, Stacey Solomon


‘This Is A Propaganda Video’: Interior Blasted Over Post Boosting Trump’s Re-Election

The Interior Department is taking heat after posting a video on Instagram a week before the presidential election touting President Trump’s “historic feats for conservation.” On Tuesday, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt posted a video to his official Twitter account featuring majestic images of national parks, birds, mountains and plains over text praising the Trump administration. The video, which is set to an upbeat tune, abruptly throws in snippets of the President and concludes with Trum...
Tags: News, Instagram, Obama, Belarus, Interior Department, Trump, Interior, Jesse Lee, Fullerton, David Bernhardt, Libby Nelson, Walter Shaub, 2020 Election, Summer Concepcion, Tim Fullerton, Interior Department Trump


Improve Retention with this 6-Question Customer Loyalty Checklist 

So far, 2020 has been a year of economic survival for small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has put seasoned business owners to the test and demanded a steep learning curve for new entrepreneurs. Rocked by endless iterations of safety regulations , operational shifts, store closures and staff layoffs, businesses today need to quickly adapt. As small business owners navigate these critical junctures, customer loyalty can be the defining factor in their ability to weather the storm. Resear...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Research, Right Now, Wilbur, Clopton, Ray Clopton


Avene High Protection Sunscreen Compact Demo Video

#nofilter On this @eauthermaleaveneca compact sunscreen because I wanted you guys to be able to see the color. This is an SPF 50 tinted compact sunscreen that comes with its own sponge applicator.... Visit CanadianBeauty.com to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Video, Instagram, Beauty, Demo, Sunscreen, Swatch, Honey, Avene, IGTV, Sunscreen Review


China’s Real Invasion of Taiwan Has Already Started

HONG KONG—When Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping visited a military base in Southeast China this month, he told members of the party’s Marine Corps to “focus your minds and energy on preparing to go to war.” His speech came shortly after the Trump administration said it would move forward with a $7 billion arms sale to Taiwan, which China has threatened to retaliate against if it goes through.Xi has long wanted to absorb Taiwan under the Communist Party’s rule—he’s openly stated hi...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, News, Instagram, Washington, France, China, Germany, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Marine Corps, North America


How To Boost Your Startup Business Using Affiliate Marketing

For a startup, the first goal is to invest in the advertisement of your business to get customers. Digital marketing is the latest strategy of advertising your business, promoting it to the next level. For this purpose, affiliate marketing is used by which you can advertise your products by letting a publisher website post information about it. In this strategy, the affiliate link to your website is placed in the promotional content, and by clicking the link, it will lead to your website. The p...
Tags: Startups, Post, UK, Instagram, Marketing, Digital, Affiliate Marketing, Online Marketing, Others


‘The Good Place’ Producer Megan Amram Vows to ‘Invoke Change’ in Social Media Return

Megan Amram, a producer and co-writer on “The Good Place,” returned to social media on Tuesday after offensive tweets from several years ago resurfaced in June. In a message posted to her Twitter and Instagram accounts, Amram said she took the last four months off for self-reflection. “I took the last few months off to […]
Tags: News, Instagram, Megan Amram, Amram, The Good Place, Megan Amram Vows


Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving

Instagram is adapting to the way creators have been using its service during the coronavirus pandemic. With individuals and businesses now limited from hosting in-person events — like concerts, classes, meetups, and more — users have turned to Instagram to live stream instead. Today, the company says it’s significantly expanding the time limit for these streams, from 1 hour to now 4 hours for all users worldwide. The change, the company explains, is meant to help those who’ve had to pivot to vir...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, IGTV, U S Instagram Live


Iranian Trolls Who Posed as Proud Boys Spread Wild Claims on Facebook

The Iranians trolls who disguised themselves as Proud Boys fans in an attempt to intimidate voters were linked to a disinformation campaign that targeted Israel and Saudi Arabia, according to Facebook.In a press conference on Tuesday, Facebook announced that it took down a handful of accounts on Facebook and Instagram after a tip from the FBI about Iranian election-related meddling. The tip followed an announcement by FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcl...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Instagram, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran, Fbi, Afghanistan, Alaska, Moscow, Myanmar, Ira, Treasury Department, Christopher Wray


Facebook and Google are back in the spotlight ahead of key earnings and a possibly testy congressional hearing. Here's what to expect during tech's big week.

The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images Big tech companies will be scrutinized by both lawmakers and shareholders this week, when three chief executives are set to testify before Congress and a slew of companies report their third-quarter earnings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will face a Senate panel Wednesday as lawmakers push to repeal or rewrite the legal protections that they say shield tech giants from accountability, frequently refe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Trends, Tech, House, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Department Of Justice


Facetune maker’s new app Filtertune let anyone create and share personalized photo filters

Facetune maker Lightricks is out today with a new app, Filtertune, designed to create a community around custom photo filters. With the app, creators can make their own personalized preset photos filters, then share them across social media as photos that have a special QR code attached. When others see a filter they like, they can screenshot it to import it back into the Filtertune app for their own use. While it would be easier to create some sort of in-app system for sharing filters — simi...
Tags: Photos, TC, Apps, Photography, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Photo Filters, Lightricks, Facetune, Farbman, Facebook Instagram Twitter Snapchat, Filtertune, Zeev Farbman, Lightricks Facetune2, Ligthtricks


TikTok invests in social commerce via new Shopify partnership

TikTok is further investing in social commerce with today’s announcement of a new global partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify. The deal aims to make it easier for Shopify’s over 1 million merchants to reach TikTok’s younger audience and drive sales. The partnership will eventually expand to include other in-app shopping features, as well, the companies said. At launch, the agreement allows Shopify merchants to create, run and optimize their TikTok marketing campaigns directly from ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Video, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Ads, Teespring, Black, Shopify


Jennifer Garner shuts down pregnancy rumours with the best response

Jennifer Garner shared a seemingly innocent photo on Instagram over the weekend, showing...
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TikTok partners with Shopify on social commerce

TikTok is further investing in social commerce with today’s announcement of a new global partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify. The deal aims to make it easier for Shopify’s over 1 million merchants to reach TikTok’s younger audience and drive sales. The partnership will eventually expand to include other in-app shopping features, as well, the companies said. At launch, the agreement allows Shopify merchants to create, run and optimize their TikTok marketing campaigns directly from ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Video, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Walmart, E-commerce, Ads, Teespring, Black, Shopify


Study Shows Which Messengers Leak Your Data, Drain Your Battery, and More

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Link previews are a ubiquitous feature found in just about every chat and messaging app, and with good reason. They make online conversations easier by providing images and text associated with the file that's being linked. Unfortunately, they can also leak our sensitive data, consume our limited bandwidth, drain our batteries, and, in one case, expose links in chats that are supposed to be end-to-end encrypted. Among the worst offenders, ac...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Mysk, Facebook Instagram LinkedIn, Talal Haj Bakry, Tommy Mysk, Haj Bakry


Design Sleuth: A Quilt Inspired by a Beloved Abstract Painting

Commissioned to transform a white-box condo into a “retreat from the city” in Seattle’s Capitol Hill, interior designer Lisa Staton took a Scandi-minimalist approach that’s all about tranquility: “we layered neutrals and paid close attention to the shapes and silhouettes of everything.” For inspiration, Staton looked to everything from Shaker design to Paris pied-à-terres and landmark abstract art. It’s the last reference that caught our eye: Staton enlisted a quilter neighbor to create a wall h...
Tags: Books, Instagram, Etsy, Paris, Square, Seattle, Textiles, White, Minimalist, Gray, David Zwirner, Josef Albers, Anni Albers, Staton, Albers, David Zwirner Gallery


Top Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider Deactivating Your Instagram Account

Many of us scroll through social media first thing in the morning as soon as we get up. Honestly speaking, this is not a healthy habit. Who got a new dog? Who is honeymooning in Dubai? We feel the need to catch up with every little update!  Instagram, again one of the most popular social networking apps, sees more than 500 million active users every day. Total users are over 1 billion. That is a pretty good number, and we have all the reasons to convince you that you should deactivate your acco...
Tags: Instagram, Sales, More, Dubai