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The life and rise of Lil Nas X, the ‘Old Town Road’ singer who went viral on TikTok and just celebrated Amazon Prime Day with Jeff Bezos

Here's everything you need to know about Lil Nas X, who recently sang at a concert for Amazon employees and partied backstage with CEO Jeff Bezos.
In a TikTok video a young woman pays for a drink with facial recognition

A futuristic Chinese TikTok video shows a woman paying for vending machine items with no money or card — just her face

Facial recognition technology has become extremely prevalent in China, and facial recognition payment systems are reportedly gaining in popularity.

Exclusive data shows the top 11 rising stars on TikTok, the short-form video app loved by Generation Z

We used data from the celebrity information site Famous Birthdays to determine which TikTok stars are rising in popularity right now.
Jacob Sartorius (left), Kristen Hancher, and Mr. Faisu.

These are the 26 biggest stars on TikTok, the viral video app teens can’t get enough of

These TikTok stars with millions of followers found fame creating short video clips lip-syncing to soundbites and showing off viral dances.

The Chinese tech giant behind TikTok says it’s been working on its first smartphone

The Bytedance smartphone has reportedly been in development for seven months and is being created in part with device-maker Smartisan.
An estimated 75,000 people showed up to VidCon 2019.

I spent 3 days with teens’ favorite social media stars and now I’m convinced that you don’t need YouTube to be internet famous

At VidCon, YouTube was once the new-age platform, but now it’s competing with apps like TikTok, Twitch, and Instagram.

Inside the rise of TikTok, the video-sharing app with 1 billion downloads that’s owned by a massive Chinese internet company

Here's how TikTok got its start from a Chinese tech company, and how it's grown into a wildly popular platform with over 1 billion downloads.

ByteDance’s hit video app TikTok faces UK investigation into children’s data privacy, in latest regulatory hurdle

This comes months after ByteDance agreed to pay a US$5.7 million fine over TikTok’s illegal collection of personal information from children.
TikTok is producing some of 2019's top memes.

How to use TikTok, the short-form video app Gen Z loves and that’s ushering in a new era of influencers

Here's how to navigate TikTok — from tracking the latest viral memes, to following the newest crop of influencers, and creating your own short video.