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Explainer: What does Trump's order mean for TikTok, WeChat in US?

Trump’s order appears to formalise his threat to shut down TikTok unless Microsoft or some other American company buys it by September 15.

07 Aug 2020 1:57 PM

Trump passes executive orders to ban Chinese apps TikTok, WeChat

'At this time, the order takes action to address one mobile application in particular, TikTok,' he said.

07 Aug 2020 8:40 AM

Forcing TikTok to sell its US business could end up killing the open internet

Analysts say the deal could result in data nationalism and have far-reaching effects.

06 Aug 2020 8:19 PM

ByteDance boss in a predicament over Trump's ultimatum on TikTok

Zhang Yiming has been given just six weeks to find a buyer for the app in the United States or have it banned in its second largest market.

06 Aug 2020 7:05 PM

Donald Trump says US will ban Chinese app TikTok

Reports had said Trump would require US operations of the app be divested from its parent firm ByteDance, but the president announced a ban

01 Aug 2020 10:41 AM

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US content creators of TikTok stand a chance to earn from a fund of USD 200 million

The short video platform also said it plans to add 10,000 US jobs in the next three years, as it battles complaints over its ties to China.

24 Jul 2020 4:52 PM

TikTok may be out but ByteDance’s Resso music app is thriving

As much as 74 per cent of downloads have been in India for the Resso music-streaming app, which dubs itself a social app like TikTok.

20 Jul 2020 9:44 PM

To avoid US ban, TikTok may sever ties with Chinese company ByteDance

A White House advisor says he expects TikTok to operate as an independent company in the US to skirt the proposed ban.

17 Jul 2020 5:31 PM

Government must galvanise India's app ecosystem to pare down Chinese influence

Quick disbursal of the Rs 20,000 crore Startup India corpus to app-based businesses is key, not reliance on large firms to create superapps.

16 Jul 2020 8:05 AM

TikTok's astute exit from Hong Kong will likely keep it going in the US

It is a ‘win-win’ move for TikTok as it does not risk angering China by refusing to share user data, but it can focus on growing in the US.

09 Jul 2020 8:57 PM

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Tech This Week | #BanTikTok Solves Nothing

Indians spent over 5.5 billion hours on TikTok, which is more than the next eleven countries combined

30 May 2020 4:02 PM

TikTok Developer launches Resso music app first in India

Resso hopes to grab some of the music streaming pie that belongs to established names such as Spotify and Gaana

04 Mar 2020 6:11 PM

Bytedance's TikTok hires Microsoft IP chief as general counsel

Andersen was most recently Microsoft’s chief intellectual property counsel.

27 Jan 2020 8:53 AM

Bytedance's TikTok hires Microsoft IP chief as general counsel

Andersen was most recently Microsoft’s chief intellectual property counsel.

27 Jan 2020 8:52 AM

TikTok surpasses Facebook as the second most downloaded app in 2019

TikTok's majority of downloads came from India, accounting for 44 per cent of the overall figure.

18 Jan 2020 7:29 AM

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ByteDance has no sale plans for TikTok, media report untrue - internal note

Bloomberg reported on Monday that the company was considering a TikTok stake sale.

25 Dec 2019 11:14 AM

ByteDance unit establishes venture with Chinese state media firm

Bytedance has formed a number of partnerships with state media organisations ot feed its news aggregator platform.

16 Dec 2019 12:01 PM

US may have opened national security investigation into TikTok

The Chinese company may be censoring politically sensitive content & has raised concerns among US lawmakers on how it stores personal data.

02 Nov 2019 1:04 PM

Ramp walks, dancing: Indian watchdog clamps down on flight crew TikTok videos

DGCA directed airlines to crack down on behavior of flight crew after several videos showed crew members singing & dancing while on duty.

21 Sep 2019 10:06 AM

ByteDance launches search engine to take on Baidu

The portal, called Toutiao Search, is part of the website for the Toutiao news aggregator owned by ByteDance.

13 Aug 2019 7:25 AM

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