TikTok and Sister App Douyin Retain Crown as World’s Most Downloaded Non-Game App

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Last month, TikTok, and its sister app Douyin, were downloaded 66 million times globally, representing a year-on-year increase of 9.5%, according to a report by research firm SensorTower. Read More

TikTok Invites U.K. Lawmakers to Review Content Moderation Over Ties to Beijing

 /  Technology  / 
TikTok’s U.K. branch has invited local lawmakers to review its algorithm and how it moderates content in an attempt to earn the trust of British policymakers who believe Beijing exerts influence on the short video app’s content moderation process, according to a report by CNBC. Read More

ByteDance Goes on Hiring Frenzy in China

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ByteDance is embarking on a hiring spree in China despite facing pushback in some of its overseas markets as the company accelerates its business expansion. Read More

Not Just Trending Videos, ByteDance Invests in E-Literature Firm IReader

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ByteDance is further expanding into the e-book market with a sizable investment in one of China’s largest digital literature companies. Read More

The New Frontier in Content Commerce: Platform-Driven TV Gala Shows

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In recent years, China’s big e-commerce players have partnered with major satellite networks to produce gala shows that promote major sales events such as Singles’ Day and the 618 Shopping Festival, and now, we are seeing more of these splashy programs being developed to heighten the buzz around competing platforms and boost sales through entertainment content.  Read More

TikTok is World’s Highest-Earning Non-Game App Despite U.S. and India Headwinds

 /  News  / 
Despite losing India, a market that contributed a large part of its global downloads, and uncertainties over its fate in the U.S., ByteDance-owned short video app TikTok was still the world’s most downloaded and highest-earning non-game app in September. Read More

Chinese ‘Mixed Reality’ Specs Maker Nreal Bags $40m Combining VR With Real Life

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Chinese “mixed reality” startup Nreal has bagged $40 million in its series B1 funding round to bankroll its research and development of mixed reality glasses. Read More

TikTok Parent ByteDance Could Counter Trump Order With Lawsuit

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Executive orders from the White House banning two of the most popular Chinese-owned mobile apps are the latest escalation in a technological standoff between the United States and China. Read More

TikTok Rival Kuaishou Builds $1.4bn Data Center In China

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Chinese video sharing app Kuaishou will spend about 10 billion yuan ($1.41 billion) to build its largest data center, as the company looks to support a user base poised for continued growth in a post-coronavirus market. Read More

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