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ByteDance

ByteDance launches Douyin Pay, its mobile payment service for China

ByteDance has launched its third party payment support for its Chinese version of its hit brief video app TikTok,”Douyin Pay”, as it presses to enlarge in the e-commerc...

Trump

How will Trump get his message out without social media?

The decision by tech oligarch’s to clamp down President Trump’s capacity to talk to followers through mainstream social media may require him to tap more conventional m...

India

Indian TikTok clone gets significant backing in $100 million fund raise

The app, called Josh, is just one of many home-grown short-video platforms that have sprung up because India blocked the popular TikTok in June amidst a boundary crisis with China,...

TikTok China US

US court hears appeal against order blocking TikTok app store ban

US appeals court on Monday questioned a government attorney within the Trump administration’s efforts to ban Americans from downloading Chinese-owned TikTok from US app store...

Facebook Twitter

Facebook and Twitter face UK fines if fail on harmful content

Facebook, Twitter and TikTok face fines of around 10% of earnings if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal material under legislation proposed by the UK on Tuesday.

Reddit

Reddit to buy TikTok rival Dubsmash

Social network company Reddit stated on Sunday it could buy short-video platform Dubsmash, becoming the latest company to expand at a space dominated by Chinese-owned TikTok.

TikTok US

Second US judge blocks Commerce restrictions on TikTok

A second US judge late on Monday awarded a preliminary injunction blocking the US Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned short video sharing app TikTok tha...

TikTok Facebook

US not extending TikTok divestiture deadline, but talks will continue

The Trump administration on Friday chose to not grant ByteDance a brand new extension of an order requiring the Chinese firm to divest TikTok’s American assets, but talks wil...

iQIYI

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...

TikTok

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.

TikTok US

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...

US China Relations

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...

COVID-19 coverage

EU urges online platforms to gird for new wave of COVID consumer scams

The European Commission has urged online platforms to prepare for a brand new wave of consumer scams linked to the resurgence of all COVID-19 infections in Europe and said they wil...

TikTok US

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...