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ByteDance unit establishes venture with Chinese state media firm

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – A business unit of ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing platform TikTok, has established a joint venture with a Chinese state media group, offic...

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SoftBank’s China strategy wobbles as key bets disappoint

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – For Tokyo, Japan-based SoftBank Group Inc, the financial technology firm OneConnect’s IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive ...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

TikTok accused in California lawsuit of sending user data to China

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A California college student has accused popular video-sharing app TikTok in a class-action lawsuit of transferring private user data to servers in ...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

TikTok apologises for temporary removal of video on Muslims in China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Social media app TikTok apologised to a user on Thursday for removing a video that criticised China’s treatment of Muslims, blaming a “human ...

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Exclusive: China’s ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe – sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a U.S. national sec...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

U.S. Military examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer’s data warning

The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app’s hand...

Smartphone Apps News: ByteDance and TikTok

ByteDance CEO urges TikTok diversification as U.S. pressure mounts: internal note

BEIJING (Reuters) – The founder and CEO of TikTok owner ByteDance will focus on adding users of the popular video app in countries outside of its strongest markets, according...

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China orders ByteDance’s Toutiao to fix search, saying national hero smeared

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s internet regulator ordered ByteDance news app Jinri Toutiao to clean up its search engine, saying the search function threw up “slande...

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Exclusive: US opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisi...

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