Byte, the New TikTok-rival from Vine Creator Debuts at Top of US App Store

Byte, a new video-sharing app released Friday to compete with ByteDance Inc.’s TikTok, has rocketed to the top of Apple Inc.’s U.S. App Store. Created by Dom Hofmann, Byte reboots the deprecated Vine video-sharing service, which he co-founded in the summer of 2012 and sold to Twitter Inc. later that year. The parent company failed to […]

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TikTok-Parent ByteDance to Enter Gaming Space, Set to Take On Tencent

ByteDance Inc. is preparing a major push into the mobile arena’s most lucrative market, a realm Tencent Holdings Ltd. has dominated for over a decade: games. Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it’s going next. The world’s most valuable startup has rapidly built a full-fledged […]

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TikTok Dethrones Facebook to Become Second Most Downloaded App in World

TikTok, a video-sharing social networking app, has dethroned Facebook to become the second most downloaded app in the world in 2019. The platform owned by China-based ByteDance had a stupendous year and came second to Whatsapp in terms of downloads. As per market analyst Sensor Tower’s ranking, both TikTok and its Chinese counterpart Douyin amassed […]

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ByteDance May Sell TikTok Stake? Chinese Tech Giant Weighing all Options After US Threat

China’s ByteDance Inc. created one of the country’s rare global hits with the addictive video app TikTok. Now the US government is threatening that success as officials in Washington warn the service presents a security threat. The Beijing-based company, led by Chief Executive Officer Yiming Zhang, is weighing a range of options to address those concerns, according to […]

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US Navy Bans TikTok from Mobile Devices Issued by the Government

Earlier this week the United States Navy banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a “cybersecurity threat.” A bulletin issued by the Navy on Tuesday showed up on a Facebook page serving military members, saying users of government issued mobile devices who had TikTok and […]

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Tiktok Maker’s Newly Launched Music Streaming App in India Comes with Unique Social Features

Like it or not, Tiktok has legit taken over the world as one of the most popular short video platforms. The app has billions of downloads across the world, making Bytedance one of the highest valued startups around the world. After dominating the video world, it looks like the company is now ready to take over the […]

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A TikTok Craze is Minting Celebrities and Ruining Lives in India

Arpita Chaudhary, a newly recruited police constable in India’s western Gujarat state, became an overnight celebrity after posting a clip of her 15-second gambol — clad in her civvies — on the smash-hit social video app, TikTok. Then she paid the price. A snippet of her gyrating to a Bollywood song against the backdrop of […]

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TikTok Sued in US Over Alleged China Data Transfer

A university student in California has filed a class-action lawsuit against video app TikTok, which she accuses of harvesting large amounts of user data and storing it in China. “TikTok clandestinely has vacuumed up and transferred to servers in China vast quantities of private and personally-identifiable user data,” the court filing said. Misty Hong, a […]

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TikTok Owner ByteDance Plans to Launch Music Streaming Service Next Month

TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd is in talks with big music labels – Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music – for global licensing deals to include their songs on its new music subscription service, the Financial Times reported. ByteDance is looking to launch its music streaming as soon as next month, initially […]

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TikTok launches a Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 Plus: Here is all you need to know

TikTok is one of the most well known as a video creating and sharing social media application in the world. The social media application is developed by ByteDance. In the weekend the Chinese Internet technology company, ByteDance or the developer of TikTok, launched a new smartphone. This is a flagship smartphone and is launched under […]

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