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

Headlines from China: ByteDance Streams Huanxi’s ‘Crazy Alien’ Exclusively for Free

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After streaming the Chinese New Year film Lost in Russia for free, ByteDance has added another 13 films to its online streaming lineup, including the 2019 Chinese New Year release Crazy Alien. 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

Bytedance’s Douyin Reaches 400 Million Users

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin has surpassed 400 million daily active users (DAU), according to its 2019 annual report released on Sunday. Read More

Bytedance Forms Venture with Chinese State Media Group

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The newly formed company will focus on short video licensing rights. Read More

Bytedance Overtakes Baidu, Tencent in H1 Digital Ad Revenue

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Brands are increasingly shifting budget to short video apps, which are outperforming other internet platforms. 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

Bytedance Says Court Overstepped on ‘Honour of Kings’ Content Ban

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This is the ninth ban in seven months that Tencent has requested against Bytedance that seeks to remove content related to Tencent’s games from Bytedance apps, with six of the nine lawsuits filed in May alone. 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

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