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ByteDance plans music-streaming expansion to take on Spotify - WSJ

October 13, 2022 3:15 pm

The TikTok parent plans to eventually integrate music streaming within its short-video service and scale it to serve as a major platform for distributing music globally.

'Dog biting dog': China's online fight could further empower Beijing

May 05, 2021 12:14 pm

Lawsuits are flying and tempers are flaring on the Chinese internet, home to the world’s largest single group of internet users. Beijing made it abundantly clear late last year that it was serious about curbing the power of a handful of companies that dominate online life in China.

TikTok parent ByteDance says India's freeze on bank accounts is harassment

April 05, 2021 9:02 am

ByteDance has challenged the freeze on the four accounts in a Mumbai court. None of ByteDance India's employees have been paid their March salaries due to the account freeze

ByteDance explores selling TikTok India assets to rival firm Glance: Report

February 14, 2021 4:06 pm

Glance’s parent, mobile advertising technology firm InMobi, also owns short-video app Roposo that has gained in popularity after TikTok was banned by the Indian government in July last year.

TikTok owner ByteDance to cut down Indian workforce after apps remain banned

January 27, 2021 12:58 pm

The move came after India decided to retain its ban on TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps following responses from the companies on issues such as compliance and privacy.

ByteDance asserts control of TikTok and contests $5 billion fee

September 21, 2020 10:20 am

In a blog post entitled “clarifying groundless rumors about TikTok,” ByteDance contested Trump’s assertions his government will get $5 billion as part of the deal.

Explained: Next steps in the TikTok diplomatic dance

September 14, 2020 9:45 am

The Trump administration does not want ByteDance to have any continued interest in TikTok, and expects a tech company to be the lead investor in the short video app. What next?

TikTok owner to spend billions in Singapore after US Ban

September 11, 2020 2:17 pm

ByteDance, the world’s most richly valued startup, is plowing ahead with plans to take its social media services deeper into Asia after setbacks in India and the U.K. as well as the U.S.

China's new tech export controls could give Beijing a say in TikTok sale

August 30, 2020 4:08 pm

ByteDance has been ordered by President Donald Trump to divest short video app TikTok - which is challenging the order - in the United States amid security concerns over the personal data it handles.

TikTok to challenge US order banning transactions with the video app: Report

August 22, 2020 11:44 am

Trump issued an executive order on August 14 that gave TikTok's Chinese parent, ByteDance 90 days to divest the US operations of TikTok.