The Chinese Social Media Stars Unknowingly Going Viral in the West

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A growing number of Chinese viral short videos are reuploaded on Western social media accounts, bringing them global attention. And in most cases, the original creators are not even aware of it. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Patriotic Brand Fervor, Jay Chou’s Presence

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A whopping 220 brands became involved with the patriotic film "The Captain," part of Bona Film Group's trilogy to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Read More

TikTok Narrows Focus to US, Japan, and India as Key Growth Markets

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TikTok has removed the UK from a group of four countries it had previously deemed strategically important. The US, Japan, and India markets have been assigned their own general managers while others only have product managers at present. Read More

Bytedance Has Reportedly Acquired UK Music AI Startup, Jukedeck

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Bytedance has acquired Jukedeck, a startup in the UK which enables users to create music generated by artificial intelligence (AI) Read More

User spending in Douyin and TikTok hit new high in May

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The 120 million Indian TikTok users, however, only spent $45,000 on the app in May. Read More

INSIGHTS: TikTok’s Overseas Issues

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Given the mounting pressure on Chinese companies as they seek new markets abroad, Bytedance cannot afford to trip over their own feet as they continue their meteoric growth. Read More

TikTok, ensnared in India lawsuit, is removed from Google Play

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Short video app TikTok was blocked on Google’s app store shortly after an Indian state court refused Bytedance’s request to suspend a ban on the app in a hearing on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Read More

TikTok Launches Talent Search Competition in Japan, South Korea

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Bytedance-owned short video app TikTok launched an in-app talent search program on Friday aimed at discovering independent musicians, starting with those in South Korea and Japan. Read More

Bytedance Barred from Using WeChat User Information in Douyin, Duoshan

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Tianjin Binhai New Area People’s Court issued a ruling on Wednesday to stop Bytedance from using user information taken from WeChat and QQ on two of its apps. Read More

Bytedance Sues iQiyi for Streaming Boy Band Episode of An Original Show

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Beijing’s Haidian Court announced that it’s accepted a suit by content purveyor Bytedance against Baidu’s video platform iQiyi for allegedly streaming an episode of an original show. Read More