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Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Chinese version of TikTok to limit use of app by those under 14

Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a “youth mode”, i...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the EU has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of children’s personal dat...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

TikTok’s lead EU regulator opens two data privacy probes

TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the EU has opened two inquiries into the Chinese-owned short-video platform related to the processing of children’s personal dat...

Platform News: China

New regulations: China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals’ links

China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants, telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other’s links on their sites or face consequences.

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China’s industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba and Tencent to stop blocking each other’s website links from their platforms, the 21st Century...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

Tech workers bemoan China’s crackdown on compulsory overtime

The Chinese communist government’s campaign to improve conditions for workers has spurred companies, particularly some of its tech giants, to cut down on long hours of compul...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says it will downsize FinTech business

China’s ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, has said that it would shrink its financial services unit and that it planned to sell its stock broking operations amid China’s ...

Platform News: China

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

China has moved to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data.

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

China takes stake, board seat in ByteDance’s key China entity

The Communist government in China has taken a stake and a board seat in TikTok owner ByteDance’s key Chinese entity, Beijing ByteDance Technology, The Information reported ye...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok reinforces privacy controls for teenagers

Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok announced stricter privacy controls for teenagers, seeking to address criticism that it has failed to protect children from hidden adve...

Platform News: ByteDance TikTok

FT: TikTok owner ByteDance aims for Hong Kong IPO by early 2022

ByteDance, the Chinese owner of short video platform TikTok, has revived its plan to go public with a listing in Hong Kong by early 2022 after addressing Chinese regulators’ ...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

Sources: ByteDance to close some tutoring ops after clampdown

TikTok owner ByteDance told employees it planned to lay off staff in its education business and close some of its tutoring operations, after China imposed sweeping regulations on t...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

US appeals courts dismiss government’s appeals of TikTok rulings

Two US appeals courts dismissed the Justice’s Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook and Instagram will invest over $1 billion in content creators

Facebook will spend a cool $1 billion on social media creators through the end of 2022 in a fight for talent. The announcement comes in a week when TikTok became the first rival mo...