TikToks national security scrutiny tightens as U.S. Navy reportedly bans popular social app

TikTok may be the fastest-growing social network in the history of the internet, but it is also quickly becoming the fastest-growing security threat and thorn in the side of U.S. China hawks. The latest, according to a notice published by…

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The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019

VidCon, the annual summit in Anaheim, CA for social media whizs and their supporters to meet each other proceeded over 75,000 attendees over last week and this past weekend. A small subset of those where recreation and tech managers convening…

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TikTok parent Bytedance is reportedly working on its own smartphone

It’s been a busy couple of months for Bytedance, one of the world’s most valuable startups and the operator of globally popular video app TikTok. The Beijing-based company has continued to grow its list of apps to include the likes…

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Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance enters 2018 with some uncertainty

One of the most wonderful rising Chinese startups of last year had a bumpy ride into 2018 after falling clog of China’s internet censors for the first. ByteDance, the information media conglomerate behind word app Toutiao and the owner of…

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