Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says India’s freeze on bank accounts is harassment

ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a fil...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

A high court in Pakistan said the country’s telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working ...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

ByteDance says it is ‘bleeding’ due to India bank account freeze

An Indian court has granted no relief to the developer of TikTok in a case where the company challenged the local tax authority’s decision to block its Indian bank accounts, ...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

India blocks bank accounts of ByteDance, company mounts challenge

Indian authorities have blocked at least two of ByteDance’s bank accounts for alleged tax evasion, prompting it to ask a court to quash the directive that it fears will hit i...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

TikTok considers introducing group chat feature this year

Viral video-sharing app TikTok may launch a group messaging feature this year, people with knowledge of the discussions told reporters, putting the Chinese-owned app in more direct...

Platform News: Facebook meeting

Facebook will let content creators earn money from short-form videos

Unfashionable Facebook follows the latest trend and will allow content creators on its platform to earn revenue from short-form videos via advertisements, the world’s leading...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Pakistan blocks TikTok over indecency complaint

Pakistan has blocked the viral social media app TikTok after a court order over a complaint that it ran indecent content, a spokesman for the country’s telecoms regulator sai...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

UEFA signs deal with TikTok as Euro 2020 sponsor

TikTok will be the global sponsor for the rescheduled Euro 2020 soccer tournament set to begin in June this year, the sport’s European governing body UEFA has announced.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US asks courts to put TikTok appeals on hold pending review

The US Justice Department has asked two federal appeals courts to put on hold government appeals of lower court rulings blocking restrictions the Trump administration imposed on Ti...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Tencent hit with fresh anti-monopoly complaint in China

Tencent has become the target of another anti-monopoly complaint to regulators, this time from a supplier of smart vehicle technology and a General Motors Co China venture.

Platform Economy: Walmart retail store and online marketplace

Walmart plans big push to challenge Amazon on advertising

Walmart plans to expand its marketing business, including space for advertising at its US stores and sharing its enormous trove of retail data with brands, the world’s larges...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Russia says TikTok deletes posts promoting illegal protest

Russia has said that TikTok had deleted some of what it called illegal posts promoting weekend protests aimed at securing the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

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...

Platform News: President Trump speaking at the White House

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...