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Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Russia tells TikTok not to recommend military content to minors

Russia’s communications regulator has demanded TikTok stop including military-related content in recommended posts for minors, in an announcement shared in its official Teleg...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google posts strong holiday sales, Alphabet shares surge

Alphabet Inc has beaten fourth-quarter sales expectations as the search giant’s internet advertising, cloud computing and hardware businesses benefited from holiday shopping,...

China Platform Economy

China orders cybersecurity reviews for businesses seeking overseas listings

China has said it will put in force new rules to increase its oversight of plans by Chinese platform businesses to list on overseas stock markets in the latest move to tighten its ...

Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba’s e-commerce empire under threat from Douyin, Pinduoduo

For more than a decade, Alibaba Group has been China’s undisputed e-commerce king but of late its crown has shown signs of slipping, unsettled by an influx of aggressive comp...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent asks Douyin to start showing some copyrighted content

ByteDance’s Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said it had received a request from Tencent to allow short videos, based on Tencent’s copyrighted films and TV shows,...

Platform NewS: China's ByteDance CEO and TikTok apps Founder

Source: ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming steps down as chairman

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has stepped down as chair of the company, after saying in May he would step down as CEO, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told journalist...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

TikTok tells US lawmakers it does not give information to China’s government

An executive at TikTok faced tough questions during the video-sharing app’s first appearance at a US congressional hearing, saying it does not give information to the Chinese...

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.