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# TikTok

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'TikTok'.

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012. Check out this section for curated News, Articles & Videos about 'TikTok'.

News  »  Technology

US, India Made Most Legal Requests for User Information in H2 ...

TikTok Global Transparency Report for H2 2020 says that US and India made the highest number of legal requests for user information. The report reveals that 51,505 videos were removed for promoting...


News  »  Top Stories

ByteDance names head of China news unit as global TikTok R&D c...

BEIJING: Beijing-based ByteDance plans to move the chief of its Chinese news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, Zhu Wenjia, to Singapore to head global research and development for its hit short video app TikTok, two people familiar with the matter said. ...


News  »  Technology

ByteDance said to appoint new R&D head at TikTok as US-China t...

TikTok owner ByteDance plans to appoint Zhu Wenjia, the head of its Chinese news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, to lead research and development for the popular short video-sharing app, according to a Reuters report on Thursday, citing two anonymous s...


News  »  Technology  /  Asia

Zash Media to buy Singaporean video-sharing app to take on TikTok

The deal is set to close concurrently with the completion of Zash’s merger with Vinco Ventur...


Jennifer Aniston's strange vocal habit on 'Friends' exposed by...

The actress was called out for making a throat-clearing sound before starting to spe...


News  »  Technology

TikTok is cutting deals with pro sports leagues, and now men's...

The ByteDance-owned company will have a patch on the MLS Portland Timbers and its sister club, Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer Leag...


News  »  World  /  China

TikTok owner ByteDance makes biggest public commitment yet to ...

ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, has pushed its flagship gaming studio Nuverse to centre stage by launching a stand-alone website for the development and publishing team, a sign of its commitment to gaming as the Beijing-based unicorn seeks to prof...


Snack, where TikTok meets dating, gets $3.5 million in funding

After online dating’s tremendous 2020 growth that culminated in last week’s epic Bumble IPO, a new entrant has tossed its hat into the dating app ring. Snack, founded by Kimberly Kaplan, looks to merge the popularity and format of TikT...


News  »  Technology  /  Asia

TikTok ramps up ecommerce hiring in Indonesia, Singapore

It is mostly looking for business and operational employees in Indonesia, while focusing on tech talent in Singapo...


Twitter explored buying India’s ShareChat and turning Moj into...

Twitter recently held talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat as the company explored ways to expand its presence in the world’s second largest internet market and build a global rival to TikTok, three sources familiar with the matt...


This Week in Apps: Sneak peek at TikTok shopping, new iOS and ...

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in ...


News  »  Business

TikTok sister app Douyin to deepen search capabilities, become...

ByteDance-owned Douyin, the sister app of TikTok, plans to increase investment in its search capabilities to enable users to navigate through a rising sea of short videos, an initiative that could change the way internet users find information onl...


TikTok parent ByteDance joins patent troll protection group LO...

LOT Network, the non-profit that helps businesses of all sizes and across industries defend themselves against patent trolls by creating a shared pool of patents to immunize themselves against them, today announced that TikTik parent ByteDance is ...


News  »  Top Stories

MMA: TikTok strikes deal with UFC to livestream content

TikTok will livestream content from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on its short-form video app as part of a multi-year partnership with the mixed martial arts organisation, the Chinese-owned company said on Thursday (Feb 1...


News  »  World  /  China

TikTok’s reprieve in US offers hope for other Chinese tech com...

Last week, the United States granted TikTok a reprieve by suspending legal actions against it, a move that gives hope not only to the Chinese-owned video sharing app, but to other Chinese tech companies also facing bans instituted by the Trump adm...


TikTok’s China twin Douyin has 550 million search users, takes...

The advance of short videos is reshaping how information is created, disseminated and consumed online. Snappy 15-second videos aren’t just for entertainment. On Chinese short-video apps Douyin and Kuaishou, people can get their daily dose of...