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.

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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.

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

US judge to hold TikTok ban hearing on November 4th

A US judge said on Tuesday he would hold a Nov. 4 hearing on whether to permit the American government to bar transactions with TikTok, a move that the Chinese-owned short video ap...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

China says the US TikTok and WeChat bans break WTO rules

China said in a World Trade Organisation meeting that constraints by the United States on Chinese mobile apps TikTok and WeChat are in violation of the human body’s rules, a ...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

China’s TikTok launches US elections guide to combat misinformation

TikTok is launching an elections direct in the video-sharing app to provide users information about the November the 3rd US elections to help safeguard against misinformation, the ...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Judge blocks President Trump’s ban on new TikTok downloads

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Trump government arrangement that has been set to bar Apple and Google from providing Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok for download at 11...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Judge plans to decide on TikTok US app store ban by end of day

A US judge has said that he plans to decide later on Sunday if to obstruct a Trump administration order prohibiting Apple and Google from providing Chinese short video-sharing app ...

Platform Economy: TikTok smartphone app

How a messy rollout threw TikTok deal into disarray

As China’s ByteDance rushed to seal a deal with Oracle and Walmart to keep TikTok operational in the US, an apparent breakthrough happened Wednesday in a phone call to US Tre...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

China unlikely to approve ByteDance’s TikTok deal with Oracle

A deal China’s ByteDance has struck with Oracle and Walmart on the future of its viral video-streaming app TikTok is unlikely to receive approval from the Chinese communist g...