News & Reviews: Bytedance
Jul 02, 2021
In recent months, YouTube and Instagram have released their own short video services. It's clear that the formula is popular, but some people do want slightly longer videos. As such, TikTok has decided to expand in the opposite direction.
Jan 04, 2021
Sometimes you hear the most bizarre of news from the UK, like people claiming that 5G towers spread viruses or 11-year-olds being caught driving. But it doesn't look like people from the UK are going to stop being weird, as there's a report of a 12-year-old suing TikTok.
Dec 30, 2020
E-payment services have become more and more popular nowadays. Besides letting users make payments, some services have also been offering various features like transfer and cashback. Now, it looks like the parent company of TikTok is interested in starting their own e-payment service as well. It is spotted that ByteDance has applied for a new trademark under the name "Tik Tok Payment".
Dec 14, 2020
Genshin Impact has certainly taken over the gaming community by storm this year. Not only is it playable on the PlayStation 4, but it's free to play (with in-game items purchases) on mobile devices and has set a new standard in mobile gaming. But to ByteDance CEO, Zhang Yiming is wondering if his employees are too obsessed with it.
Sep 14, 2020
Right after US President's executive order on banning TikTok, it was also reported that Microsoft was interested in acquiring the company from ByteDance. After a few weeks, we had to wait if the acquisition was successful or not but it turned out that Microsoft is no longer acquiring TikTok due to the rejection by ByteDance.
Aug 10, 2020
While Microsoft is in the middle of a negotiation with TikTok, the latest news is that Twitter Inc may be interested in acquiring the company as well. According to Reuters, the information was shared by two anonymous people on this matter as Twitter have already approached ByteDance, TikTok's parent company.
Aug 06, 2020
In case you've been hiding under the rock, Microsoft is indeed in talks with TikTok on acquiring the company. To briefly recap the situation, the US President Donald Trump has ordered TikTok to be sold to Microsoft and the deal must be done by 15 September 2020 or else it will be banned in the country.
Aug 03, 2020
Earlier, it was reported that Microsoft is interested in buying TikTok after the U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Chinese app is posing security risks to the country. Now, Microsoft has officially confirmed that they will proceed to acquire the platform which belongs to ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok.
Apr 01, 2020
For those who are familiar with TikTok, you know it as an app filled mostly with short and silly videos. But the company is looking to switch things up by going in a different direction. Reports state that the Chinese version of TikTok, which is known as Douyin in China, has started to offer movie streaming.
May 28, 2019
Financial Times revealed that Bytedance, the owners of popular app TikTok is currently developing its own smartphone. This isn’t that surprising as the company had acquired some people from Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Smartisan.