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How do you do fellow kids: Google's newest Pixel ad is zoomer bait

How do you do fellow kids: Google's newest Pixel ad is zoomer bait

Google wants you to know it's hip. It knows exactly what kids like these days: ASMR, bananas, and scrolling through videos on TikTok. Since they're already used two of those to advertise its current lineup of Pixel phones, it only makes sense to follow it up with the final entry in what has become a bizarre trilogy of commercials aimed at going viral. Google has partnered with creator Dayne N Simple to create a video poem in honor of its smartphones.

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YouTube Shorts can now be found with your subscriptions

YouTube Shorts can now be found with your subscriptions

Short-form content isn't new, but few platforms have made a splash bigger than TikTok. Wanting to capitalize on this growing trend, competitors have cropped up in numbers, and existing platforms like Instagram are scrambling to adapt. After experimenting with Shorts (60-second vertical videos) in India, YouTube is now making the feature available to users in the US.

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Story time: YouTube is adding a button to quickly make TikTok-style videos

Story time: YouTube is adding a button to quickly make TikTok-style videos

If TikTok's explosive growth has proven one thing, it's that short-form videos are not something that social platforms can afford to pass on — they're catchy, they help improve app retention rates, and they're attracting more ad dollars than ever before. Google has certainly realized this, and it's making sure that YouTube adapts to changing times. In its latest attempt to make it easier to produce short videos, the video platform is experimenting with a prominent Create button.

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TikTok is now available for Android TV in the UK, Germany, and France (APK Download)

TikTok is now available for Android TV in the UK, Germany, and France (APK Download)

The internet is generally a great place to waste time, but TikTok is the current king in this respect. I've resisted installing it on my phone since I get enough secondhand short video smoke from my girlfriend, but this new development is a worrying one. TikTok for Android TV is now available on the Play Store, which could put an end to any semblance of productivity we were pretending to still be capable of.

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India moves to permanently ban TikTok, Mi Community, and dozens more apps

India moves to permanently ban TikTok, Mi Community, and dozens more apps

During the last year, India went on a banning spree covering hundreds of Chinese apps in several rounds. The first round took down a total of 59 apps with some high-profile names like TikTok, WeChat, and CamScanner. It was initially a provisional ban, but according to a few local media reports, the authorities are now looking to make their decision permanent.

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Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S21 Unpacked event on TikTok, Twitch, and Reddit

Samsung will livestream the Galaxy S21 Unpacked event on TikTok, Twitch, and Reddit

If you're planning on tuning in to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, where the S21 is expected to be formally revealed, you'll have three new venues to enjoy it from. Samsung tells us it's going to be livestreaming to Twitch, TikTok, and Reddit as well, giving you three new ways to watch.

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Google is featuring Instagram and TikTok 'Short videos' in mobile search results

Google is featuring Instagram and TikTok 'Short videos' in mobile search results

I think it's safe to say that short-form video content reached the pinnacle of popularity this year. Seeing TikTok's wild success, competing platforms such as YouTube and Instagram were quick to jump on the bandwagon with Shorts and Reels, respectively. It seems like even Google doesn't want to miss out on getting a piece of the pie as the search giant is expanding its carousel of short videos in mobile search results to include content from more sources.

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YouTube is experimenting with new ways to get you watching Shorts

YouTube is experimenting with new ways to get you watching Shorts

Back when TikTok's fate was still uncertain, YouTube debuted its own quasi-TikTok competitor called Shorts. It's only been a few months since then, but the company is already experimenting with new ways to get more viewers watching Shorts, including potentially replacing the Chromecast icon in the top bar of the app.

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Reddit acquires short-form video platform Dubsmash

Reddit acquires short-form video platform Dubsmash

Bite-sized videos have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years and the popularity of TikTok has only seemed to convince more platforms to jump on the bandwagon. The latest platform to make such a move is Reddit, which has acquired short-form video platform Dubsmash for an undisclosed amount.

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Netflix rips off TikTok with new 'Fast Laughs' video feed

Netflix rips off TikTok with new 'Fast Laughs' video feed

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and there sure is plenty of it to go around in the tech sphere. Having borrowed heavily from Instagram's Stories for its Previews section, Netflix is now turning its attention to TikTok for a new type of preview stream it's calling 'Fast Laughs.'

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