ByteDance considers listing ‘Chinese TikTok’ Douyin in Hong Kong

ByteDance, the owner of social media app TikTok, is reportedly in internal and external talks with investment banks to launch Douyin in Hong Kong. Douyin, officially known as Dǒuyīn duǎn shìpín, is a separate app from TikTok, but serves a similar purpose of allowing users to create and consume short-form video content. The main difference […]

DAZN launches football portal in Germany on TikTok

Sports streamer DAZN has announced a partnership with shortform mobile platform TikTok to create a new Football Hub on the app in Germany.  The portal will provide viewers with exclusive behind the scenes football coverage, including live streams, challenges, tutorials, and videos from football stars like Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies. It will also provide access […]

US TikTok ban temporarily halted

A US federal judge has temporarily halted the Trump administration’s ban on short-form video app TikTok. The app, owned and operated by Chinese firm ByteDance, had been ordered to divest its operations by Trump, amid fears over where the data was housed and influence of the Chinese government in the service’s operation. Microsoft was initially […]

TikTok set for IPO and eyes new CEO

TikTok’s US business is reportedly set for an IPO after it is purchased The news comes after president Trump seemingly rejected the prospect of Larry Ellison’s enterprise software company Oracle buying the company without directly operating the business. Oracle said that it has reached a deal, but it only wants a stake in the company […]

Microsoft out of TikTok running as ByteDance rejects offer

Microsoft has ended its pursuit of TikTok’s US business after Chinese parent company ByteDance rejected its bid. ByteDance is facing a race against time to find a new home for its social media network’s US operations following a promised ban from president Trump. The administration has ordered ByteDance to “divest its ownership” amid concerns over […]

Walmart says it is partnering with Microsoft for TikTok bid

Walmart is partnering with Microsoft on a bid for TikTok’s US operations, the retail giant has said. In a statement to CNBC, the Walton family-controlled Walmart confirmed the move, with spokesman Randy Hargrove saying: “We believe a potential relationship with TikTok US in partnership with Microsoft could add this key functionality and provide Walmart with […]

Former Disney D2C boss Mayer resigns as TikTok CEO

Kevin Mayer, Disney’s former head of direct-to-consumer and international, has left his new role as CEO at TikTok just three months into the job. Mayer joined the video app firm in May, becoming COO of Chinese parent ByteDance at the same time. However, the Mouse House veteran said he would be stepping down following President […]

Netflix reportedly sounded out over TikTok purchase

Netflix has reportedly been approached to buy the US operations of TikTok, becoming one of a long string of US-based companies linked with the embattled social media app. Earlier this month, president Donald Trump announced that the app – which has seen a number of security concerns surrounding the data practices of Chinese parent company […]

Twitter reportedly emerges as potential TikTok suitor

Twitter has reportedly held talks with Chinese tech firm ByteDance to buy the US business of social media app TikTok. A number of US firms are circling the app, with president Donald Trump threatening to ban the service should it fail to find a domestic buyer before September 21. The president said that the rapidly […]

TikTok heads for the TV screen with Amazon Fire app

Social media service TikTok has launched an app on the Amazon Fire TV platform, enabling TV viewers to watch TikTok videos on the big screen. The More on TikTok app launched yesterday in the face of a looming ban on the social media site in the US from the Trump administration. More on TikTok is […]