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

Court prohibits Bytedance-owned video app streaming Tencent’s Honour of Kings

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Guangzhou’s Intellectual Property Court has issued an injunction to stop Bytedance-owned video app Watermelon Video from streaming shows that involve Tencent’s wildly popular mobile game, Honour of Kings Read More

What does Tiktok’s Rise Mean for Facebook and Snapchat?

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The rise of Tiktok, Bytedance’s short video-sharing app, is no secret. What is less appreciated is the challenge is posed to the established social networks Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Read More

Bytedance Takes on WeChat With New Video Messaging App

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Chinese tech giant Bytedance on Tuesday launched a video-based messaging app focused on sharing content with friends and family, as it moves to take on WeChat’s newly launched short-video features. Read More

In A Series of Three Firsts, Beijing’s Internet Court Dismisses ByteDance Copyright Suit against Baidu

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Beijing’s newly established internet court has dismissed ByteDance-backed Douyin’s copyright lawsuit against Baidu. Read More

Douyin Claims to Have 400 million Monthly Active Users in China

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Looks like China’s obsession with short videos is not going away anytime soon. Douyin’s international version, Tik Tok, was the world’s most downloaded non-game app in iOS App Store in Q1 2018. Read More

Douyin Becomes 2nd Bytedance Product to Introduce Mini Programs

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Eagle-eyed users of Douyin (known as TikTok abroad) have spotted a new addition to the app following the latest iOS update. Starting October 24, the app has an option, under settings, to access “mini programs.” Read More

Douyin Reaches 500 Million Monthly Active Users Worldwide

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No matter if you like it or not, more and more global netizens are keen to watch 15-second videos of people dancing, singing, or just doing other goofy stuff on China’s popular short video platform Douyin, aka Tik Tok. Read More