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Is TikTok down? Users report widespread outages on May 6

Published: 7/May/2020 0:29 Updated: 7/May/2020 1:23

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular short-form video app TikTok is trending across social media, after users reported widespread issues with the site’s mobile application on May 6.

According to stats from Down Detector, over 40k users have reported problems with the app, with many taking to Twitter to explain that they can’t open the application on mobile.

That’s not all; music streaming service Spotify was also reported to have issues, as users claimed the application was also crashing when they tried to use it via mobile devices.

Despite these issues with the mobile application, the website for PC is working as intended, leading many to question why only the app is affected by the outage.

Areas affected by the problem include much of the United States, the UK and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and Southeast Asia.

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TikTok users across the US, UK and Australia reported issues opening the mobile app on May 6.

However, others have reported that multiple mobile applications are currently experiencing issues, such as SoundCloud, Google, and the Bumble app, among others. According to DownDetector, users reported issues with Google around the same time in the afternoon, although a reason for these widespread application issues remains to be seen.

While it  wasn’t clear at first what was causing the issues, reports indicate that the problems could be caused by “a faulty Facebook SDK” that all the apps use. According to GitHub developers, the matter was traced to the software development kit that the apps used for signing users in through Facebook, with even those who opted out of logging in via the platform experiencing difficulties getting the apps to load.

Both Spotify and TikTok have yet to address the outages at the time of writing. Stay tuned to Dexerto for more developments as the situation unfolds.

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Jake Paul reveals how much money he made from Nate Robinson fight

Published: 4/Dec/2020 5:34

by Brad Norton

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Despite holding a professional record of just two wins and no losses, YouTube sensation Jake Paul is already making more than most professional boxers will ever see in their careers off the back of his Nate Robinson fight.

Jake Paul is still relatively fresh to the sport of boxing. Following a lone amateur win, his first professional bout came at the start of 2020. He’s just closed out the year with another victory. Both pro matchups went his way thanks to two early knockouts against fellow YouTube AnEsonGib and former NBA player Nate Robinson.

He’s barely spent a few minutes inside the ring across both fights, however he’s already taking home a good chunk of change for his efforts. The internet celebrity brings legions of fans with him, contributing to huge Pay Per View sales and even viral trends after the fact.

Rather than a guaranteed figure for his latest scrap, his earnings were dependent on the performance of the PPV as a whole.

As one of the biggest PPV events of the year – reaching over a million buys in the United States alone, according to analyst Dan Rafael – Paul cashed in big-time thanks to his unique contract for the fight. 

 

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The disclosed purses for both Paul and Robinson were a little off-base, as ESPN’s Mark Raimondi exposed in a December 3 interview with Paul. Initial figures were slim, but Paul assured he was paid “a lot,” even laughing when the topic was brought up.

No exact figure was revealed, though he did provide some staggering insight. “Eight figures” is what Paul walked away at an absolute minimum just for the performance alone. “My deal was built into the backend structure of how well the event performed,” he explained. “The event performed incredibly well.”

Walking away with $10,000,000 at a minimum sure sounds like a lot. This number doesn’t factor in potential sponsorship deals or additional PPV buys that come in after the initial batch. There are also international sales to consider as well.

It’s clear he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon either. “I truly believe I will be the biggest prize fighter in the world,” he added.

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“Mike Tyson is co-signing me, he wants to take me under his wing. Why can’t I become the champion of the world?”

Paul has some lofty goals and even “realistic” aspirations of fighting Conor McGregor sometime in the near future. It’s entirely possible these eight-figure paychecks are just the beginning for Paul in his boxing career.