Hawaiian restaurant in Texas sells out after TikTok about UT Austin 'kicking out' its owners goes viral
Customers flooded a Hawaiian restaurant in Austin, Texas, after a TikTok announcing its permanent closure went viral. Hawaiian BBQ and poke bowl restaurant Poke Bay will permanently close its doors after five years of business following the University of Texas at Austin’s acquisition of land on Guadalupe Street to expand the school’s campus. Restaurant owners Paul and Priscilla Song are left with no choice but to close their establishment by the end of this month.news.yahoo.com
‘My Daughter Is Gone Forever’: Pennsylvania Mom Sues TikTok After 10-Year-Old Daughter ‘Fell Victim’ to App’s ‘Black Out Challenge’
The mother of a Pennsylvania girl who died allegedly after attempting a viral challenge has filed a federal lawsuit against TikTok and its parent company […]news.yahoo.com
College student buys Yoshitomo Nara ashtray at thrift store for $10, flips it for $2,860 on eBay
A TikTok user was left speechless after he bought a Yoshitomo Nara ashtray at a Goodwill store for $10 and received a 30,000 percent profit by selling it on eBay. In a TikTok posted on April 17, Terrelle Brown, a 22-year-old student at Wheaton College in Illinois, shared that he received an eBay notification about the ashtray in the middle of his class.news.yahoo.com
These are the books that Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg and Daymond John turned to for crucial business lessons
Billionaires Buffett and Zuckerberg are just a few of the successful business leaders who have gleaned important lessons and career advice from books they've read throughout the years. Here are a few examples of the books on business that have influenced some of the business world's biggest success stories.cnbc.com
TikTok user explains why some Chinese restaurants are closed on Tuesdays
A TikTok user has recently amassed thousands of views for explaining why some Chinese takeaway restaurants are closed on Tuesdays. Kim Chi, whose family owns several takeaway restaurants in Glasgow, Scotland, responded to a TikTok follower's question about why some Chinese takeaway restaurants are closed on Tuesdays. “So Chinese takeaways are known to be closed on a Tuesday because back a long time ago, for some reason, a lot of Chinese people who knew each other arranged to meet up on Tuesdays as a day off, and that’s what they would do to catch up and make plans,” Kim said.news.yahoo.com
China used TV, TikTok stars in discreet Olympics campaign
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal.
Budget guru TikToker shares Costco 'hack' that allows customers to return years-old purchases
A self-proclaimed budget expert highlighted a Costco Wholesale return policy that allows customers to return items well past 90 days since their purchase. To demonstrate, the finance influencer, who goes by the handle @bougiecheapskate on TikTok, acted out a scenario wherein she pretends to return a five-year-old coffee maker to Costco customer service in a video posted to her account on March 15. “Hi Costco, my coffee maker isn’t working anymore,” she says as the customer.news.yahoo.com
Woman grows ‘horn-like’ protrusions after botched fox eye thread lift
An Australian woman ended up with horn-like protrusions on the sides of her forehead after undergoing a fox eye thread lift. Gym receptionist Jessie Carr, 21, underwent a procedure based on a viral TikTok trend in the hopes of looking like Bella Hadid. Believed to be inspired by Asian features, the trend uses makeup to create the illusion of almond-shaped eyes, supposedly mimicking those of a fox.news.yahoo.com
War in real time: TikTok and Twitter stars document Russia’s war in Ukraine
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spawned a constant stream of online content, a deluge that has helped counter Moscow’s disinformation campaign, spurred global leaders to action and fundamentally changed the way we understand war.latimes.com
Rogue Georgia Cop Caught in Viral X-Rated TikToks
via TikTokA Georgia cop probably thought no one was watching when he took his squad car to a scrubby area off a quiet road in a small Georgia town, walked around the back, and started having sex with someone while in uniform.But someone high up in a nearby telecommunications tower started filming and uploaded the videos to TikTok last week where they quickly racked up more than 15 million views.“Police caught on cam!!!” one video was captioned, along with hashtags of #towerclimbers and #dirtydeenews.yahoo.com
Staying Motivated to Read with the Jax Library
What were your friends and neighbors reading in 2021? What is everyone going to be reading after in 2022? Chris Boivin of the Jacksonville Public Library joined us on RCL to discuss this! Get inspired with a fantastic lost-in-time tales, children’s tales from Presidential Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman, or the award-winning book book by author Angeline Boulley that went viral on TikTok. And look forward to the novel that’s set to become a Michael B. Jordan film, a Ted-Bundy-Meets-the-Three-Stooges epic by Florida author Tim Dorsey, and the good and bad of regrets from bestselling columnist Daniel Pink.
Italy: Teen in hijab aims to be 'Afro-influencer' on TikTok
Aida Diouf Mbengue, 19, was recording a TikTok video to share with her 330,000 followers. Nearly one-fifth of those foreigners come from African countries, including Mbengue, She came to Italy from Kaolack, Senegal, with her family at age 3. But she says she started receiving racist messages once she started posting videos of herself in a hijab. Mbengue started making content for TikTok, a video-sharing social networking platform, on a whim in 2019 with a simple video. "Fortunately, this is the new face of Italy and we are not going back,'' Jean said.
TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92M in US privacy settlement
The federal lawsuit alleged that TikTok broke the Illinois biometric privacy law, which allows suits against companies that harvest consumer data without consent, including via facial and fingerprint scanning. Illinois is the only state with a law that allows people to seek monetary damages for such unauthorized data collection. “While we disagree with the assertions, rather than go through lengthy litigation, we’d like to focus our efforts on building a safe and joyful experience for the TikTok community,” TikTok said in an emailed statement. Facebook agreed to a $550 million settlement under the same law last February. The TikTok settlement must still be approved by a federal judge.
Biden backs off on TikTok ban in review of Trump China moves
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020 file photo, a view of the TikTok app logo, in Tokyo. Separately, the Biden administration has “indefinitely” shelved a proposed U.S. takeover of TikTok, according to a Wall Street Journal report. AdThe unusual arrangement stemmed from a Trump executive order that aimed to ban TikTok in the U.S. unless it accepted a greater degree of American control. Psaki added that the Biden administration is comprehensively evaluating risks to U.S. data, including those involving TikTok. AdWhile President Joe Biden has said TikTok is a concern, his administration hadn't said whether it will continue to try to ban TikTok or force a sale.
Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals
(AP Photo/Nick Perry)LONDON – The long forgotten sea shanty has been enjoying a renaissance on social media and is now moving into popular music with two U.K. artists landing record deals, following their online performances. For some artists, the sea shanty has long been part of their repertoire. Whether or not “Wellerman” counts as a shanty, there is no denying it has caused a stir online. Claire Maddocks, a neurologic music therapist, said she thinks sea shanties appeal to people because of the “simplicity of a human voice,” and the repetitive, predictable nature of the song. AdAnd Professor Smyth says he's fine with people calling “Wellerman” a shanty if they want to.
Chinese app TikTok cuts jobs in India following ban
Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after with hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)NEW DELHI – Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. The Indian government announced a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, which is operated by Chinese internet firm Bytedance, in June as its relations with China deteriorated. Gao didn’t address Indian complaints that Chinese apps might be a security threat but said Beijing requires its companies to abide by local laws abroad. AdChinese-owned apps have found a fast-growing market in India, with some companies creating India-specific apps that have exploded in popularity.
Agency homing in on social media companies' data collection
WASHINGTON – Federal regulators are ordering Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok’s parent and five other social media companies to provide detailed information on how they collect and use consumers’ personal data and how their practices affect children and teens. The other five companies are Reddit, Snap, Discord, WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, and Google’s YouTube. Regulators and lawmakers are increasingly weaving their concerns over data power and privacy into their investigations of Big Tech companies' market dominance. Facebook, the largest social network, gets the bulk of its revenue — which reached $70.7 billion last year — from online ads. They said the planned study “will lift the hood on the social media and video streaming firms to carefully study their engines."
Another judge blocks Trump's TikTok ban; app still in limbo
WASHINGTON – A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to wrest the popular app from its Chinese owners. The Trump administration had tried to ban the short-form video app from smartphone app stores in the U.S. and cut it off from vital technical services. Nichols is the second federal judge to fully block the Trump administration's economic sanctions against the app as the court cases proceed. The Trump administration has alleged that TikTok is a security threat because the Chinese government could spy on app users’ personal data. TikTok has denied it’s a security threat but said it’s still trying to work with the administration to resolve its concerns.
A year in 60 secs: TikTok lists top videos, creators of 2020
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. The social media app shared its list of top 100 videos, creators and trends in America in 2020. The social media video app on Wednesday shared its list of top 100 videos, creators and trends in America during 2020, recapping a year of viral videos that were sometimes a needed distraction in a tumultuous year. For some TikTok creators, the pandemic itself became inspiration to create a connection with other users. '”But the most liked TikTok video is actually even harder to explain to those who haven't used the app.
Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic
LOS ANGELES – The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day. The event will air on John’s TikTok channel featuring the singer and husband-filmmaker David Furnish along with performances by Sam Smith, Sam Fender and Rina Sawayama. The campaign is also expected to help educate TikTokers about the prevention and own sexual health. “We all need to care about HIV and end the discrimination around this disease,” John said in a statement. “There’s a great lineup for our TikTok Live to break down the myths around HIV, talk about safe sex and ensure that young people know how to protect themselves and others.”