Douyin and TikTok Rake in $11.7 Million in User Spending in July

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Short video app Douyin and its overseas version TikTok grossed a total of $11.7 million through in-app sales of virtual coins in July, increasing by 290% year-over-year, according to mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. 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

TikTok Faces New Round of Scrutiny in India with IT Ministry’s Query

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India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT has requested short video app TikTok respond to a query containing 24 questions about content quality, data privacy, and age restrictions. 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

One of China’s Most Influential Travel Show Hosts Right Now is a Fox Hand Puppet

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A hand puppet resembling a fox has become an unlikely star on the Chinese internet via a new comedy travel program. 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

How TikTok’s Cross-Dressing Stars Turn Femininity Into a Joke

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While the platform’s vloggers may appear to share intimate details of their lives to connect with fans and build an audience, it’d be more accurate to say that TikTok is a manufacturer of social sentiments. Read More

15 Seconds of Fame: Short Video Apps Taking the Mobile Market by Storm

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Two companies join forces to create the first global digital media app that can succeed inside and out of China. 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