ByteDance applies for tech export licence in China

ByteDance has applied for a tech export licence in China since it races to secure a deal with Oracle and Walmart it expects will stop US government plans to ban its TikTok video-st...


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...

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TikTok’s promise of 25,000 new US jobs sets lofty goal

Even as dealmakers bicker over who will really own TikTok Global, another query arose after President Donald Trump agreed over the weekend to maintain the exceptionally popular vid...

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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...


ByteDance says TikTok will be its subsidiary under deal with Trump

ByteDance has said that TikTok’s global business will become its subsidiary, even as Oracle and Walmart mentioned over the weekend which they and US investors would have the ...

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ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown in the US

President Trump has said he encouraged a deal in principle which would enable TikTok to continue to run at the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his previous arra...


TikTok says it already committed to government oversight of US data security

Video-sharing app TikTok has said that it’s already dedicated to the US government oversight of data safety in the nation, and that it was “disappointed” by the T...

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Trump to block US downloads of TikTok and WeChat

The Trump administration will prohibit WeChat and TikTok from being featured in US app stores beginning Sunday night, a move that will prevent Americans from downloading the contro...

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TikTok faces another test: its first US presidential election

TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by US President Trump, is confronting another major obstacle: how to handle content aro...

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US offers to exempt employees and contractors from TikTok executive order

The US has offered to exclude from President Trump’s executive order transactions that involve TikTok workers and contractors performing”their regular job duties and re...


ByteDance’s Douyin hits 600 million daily users

Douyin, the Chinese version of short-video app TikTok, reach 600 million daily active users in August, an executive with parent company ByteDance stated, a massive 50% increase sin...


ByteDance picks Oracle as its partner in an attempt to save TikTok US

Oracle has announced that it might team up with ByteDance in order to maintain TikTok’s ability to continue operating in the United States, beating Microsoft in a deal struct...


This is why Walmart still wants in on the TikTok deal

Walmart stated it is pressing forward with its wish to put money into TikTok as Oracle takes the lead in a partnership with the Chinese video-sharing program.


News short: YouTube to launch TikTok-like product

YouTube is rolling out its own version of societal networking competitor TikTok, a new short-form video service named Shorts, enabled within its video-sharing platform.