U.S. Investor Tiger Global Boosts Stake in TikTok Owner ByteDance

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The New York-based investment group began buying ByteDance’s shares when the Chinese unicorn was valued at $37.5 billion and has since increased its investment through share purchases in secondary markets. Read More

Bytedance Gaming Play Doesn’t Threaten Tencent—yet

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To understand what Bytedance is doing in gaming, you have to understand its unique approach to corporate strategy. Read More

Bytedance Reshuffles Executives to Focus on Overseas

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TikTok owner Bytedance announced Thursday a major leadership reshuffle with company founder and CEO Zhang Yiming shifting to take charge of the company’s overseas business. Read More

TikTok to Open ‘Transparency Center’ in US Amid Lawmaker Scrutiny

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Experts will be able to observe how content moderators review videos uploaded to TikTok and identify potential violations. Read More

ByteDance-Owned TikTok Was World’s Most Downloaded Social Media App in January

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With 104.7 million downloads, TikTok became the world’s most downloaded social media app in January. The figure represented a 46% increase compared to the same month last year. Read More

‘Lost In Russia’ and the Search for a Chinese Netflix

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Chinese movie theaters complained when the film’s producers inked a deal with TikTok owner ByteDance, but the agreement isn’t likely to pose a threat. Read More

ByteDance Eroding Ad Revenue Share from BAT: report

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Bytedance, creator of viral short video apps Douyin and TikTok as well as news aggregation app Toutiao, is continuing to take ad revenue share from China’s top tech firms Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. Read More

ByteDance-Owned Apps See Sharp Surge in China Downloads Amid Outbreak

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App Annie told Caixin that the explosion in downloads of the Jinri Toutiao and Xigua Video in January stemmed from a “stay-at-home” advisory issued by the government due to the coronavirus outbreak and the premiere of 'Lost in Russia' on the two platforms. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Coronavirus Updates, Short-Video Moves

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The closure of a growing number of public venues as a result of the coronavirus outbreak have left television and the internet as the main entertainment outlets for many Chinese who have been on extended vacation Read More

Headlines from China: Bytedance’s Video Platforms to Stream Chinese New Year Film ‘Lost in Russia’ for Free

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The news came as a pleasant surprise to many Chinese audiences while movie theaters are angered. Read More