Sources: Alibaba and Tencent put talks to buy iQIYI stake on hold

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd have every held separate talks with Baidu Inc to obtain a controlling stake in movie streaming service iQIYI Inc, people with kno...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

ByteDance gets 15-day extension on US order to divest TikTok

The Trump administration given ByteDance a 15-day expansion of a divestiture order that had led the Chinese company to sell its TikTok brief Coding app by Thursday.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

ByteDance challenges Trump’s TikTok divestiture order

ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a request late on Tuesday with a U.S. Appeals Court challenging a Trump government order set to take effect...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

China’s tech sector relieved by Biden win, but not relaxed

China’s technology industry, one of President Trump’s main targets in Washington’s tussles with Beijing, hopes Joe Biden can create a more constructive relationsh...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US will ‘vigorously defend’ TikTok executive order despite ruling

The US Commerce Department said on Sunday it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that tries to bar transactions with Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikT...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Shopify to partner with TikTok in bid to woo more merchants to site

Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify said it will associate with TikTok to help its one million-plus merchants more easily advertise their goods on the brand new app, as it seems to gr...

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Appeals court in the US rejects immediate WeChat ban

A US appeals court has rejected a Justice Department request it allow the authorities to immediately ban Apple and also Google from offering WeChat for downloading from US app stor...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance in early talks to list Chinese short video app Douyin

TikTok-owner ByteDance is in talks and with investment banks to record its Chinese brief video app Douyin at Hong Kong, based on two people familiar with this situation.

Platform News: TikTok short-form video streaming

Pakistan to unblock TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has made a decision to lift a ban on viral social networking app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading “obscenity and immorality...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

MMA athlete throws down a challenge to Pakistan’s TikTok ban

A mixed martial artist is fighting a Pakistani ban on TikTok, the short-video sharing app on which he was pinning his hopes on helping people become healthy and get into shape.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US court agrees to expedite government TikTok app store ban appeal

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a Justice Department appeal of a ruling preventing the government from banning new TikTok downloads from US app stores.

Triller App

TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public

Triller Inc, a genuine competitor to current favourite short-video app TikTok, is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies in regards to a merger that would take the US soci...

Platform News: TikTok short-form video streaming

Pakistan blocks social media app TikTok for “immoral and indecent” content

Pakistan’s telecom regulator halted TikTok for failing to filter out what it described as “immoral and indecent” content, another blow to the social networking ap...

Platform Economy: TikTok smartphone app

TikTok to become principal partner of esports team Tundra

TikTok has continued its expansion into the esports industry by signing up as the new chief partner of London-based esports org Tundra.