TikTok's owner applies for Chinese license to close US deal

The White House says the video service is a security risk because the personal information of its millions of US users could be handed over to Chinese authorities.

published on : 24th September 2020

China's ByteDance to place TikTok's global headquarters in US to escape Trump ban

As per the plan presented to the US officials by ByteDance, TikTok will remain the majority shareholder of the new US-headquartered company.

published on : 16th September 2020

Unfriended abroad, China's tech giants seek home comfort

United States, Australia, Britain and India are among the huge markets where they have taken a hit because of espionage concerns or diplomatic feuds, tethering their international ambitions.

published on : 16th September 2020

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns amid US pressure for its Chinese owner to sell video app

In a letter to employees, Mayer said that his decision to leave comes after the “political environment has sharply changed.”

published on : 27th August 2020

TikTok's parent company ByteDance to launch legal action against US over ban

Trump signed executive orders on August 6 that would prevent TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US as they threatened America's national security and economy.

published on : 23rd August 2020

Now Oracle joins the race to acquire TikTok: Report

Microsoft is the frontrunner to purchase TikTok's US business following a discussion between the company's CEO and the US President.

published on : 18th August 2020

China blasts US 'digital gunboat diplomacy' over TikTok

Zhao said TikTok had done everything required by the US, including hiring only Americans as its top executives, hosting its servers in the US.

published on : 17th August 2020

Donald Trump targets TikTok again with new executive order

The order builds on sweeping restrictions issued last week by Trump that TikTok and WeChat end all operations in the US, his latest explosive moves aimed at countering China's rising global power.

published on : 15th August 2020

Reliance likely to acquire TikTok in India for $5 billion

India is the largest market for the short video app outside China with more than 611 million downloads generated till date, according to data sourced from market intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

published on : 13th August 2020

 US 'may be banning' TikTok: Donald Trump on Chinese video app's censorship concerns

Earlier, media reports, citing an unidentified source, said on Friday that Microsoft is in talks to buy TikTok.

published on : 1st August 2020