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September 23, 2020
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TikTok fact checks: US IPO, Chinese ownership, $5B in taxes

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There is no shortage of speculation and reports around TikTok’s future in the U.S. Amid a swirl of rumors, TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance issued a statement (in Chinese) on....

September 23, 2020
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TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

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Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies, that narra....

September 21, 2020
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The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothing

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Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies ....

August 14, 2020
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ByteDance in talks with India’s Reliance for investment in TikTok

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Chinese giant ByteDance is engaging in early discussions with Reliance Industries Limited for backing TikTok’s business in India in a move to potentially save the popular video....

August 10, 2020
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New bidders reportedly emerge for TikTok in the US as powerful critics assail the process

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TikTok and Twitter have held talks about a potential merger, even as the video sharing company defends itself against President Donald Tru....

August 4, 2020
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Trump calls TikTok a hot brand, demands a chunk of its sale price

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Today the president appeared to bless the budding Microsoft-TikTok deal, continuing his evolution on a possible transaction. After stating last Friday that he’d rather see Ti....

August 2, 2020
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TikTok says it’s “not planning on going anywhere” in response to pending U.S. ban

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TikTok’s U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas has posted a video message to the platform that appears to be a response to reports from Friday that President Trump is working....

July 1, 2020
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TikTok goes down in India, its biggest overseas market

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A growing number of internet service providers in India have started to block their subscribers from accessing TikTok a day after New Delhi banned the popular short-video app and ....

June 24, 2020
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China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This....

June 16, 2020
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ByteDance to shut down Vigo apps

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Chinese internet giant ByteDance has announced plans to discontinue two of its apps in India, its biggest overseas market, and urged users to move to TikTok. Vigo Video and Vigo L....