Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok's global business, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing five people with knowledge of the talks. A source familiar with the discussions told Reuters that Microsoft had not raised the prospect of buying all of TikTok in its negotiations with ByteDance.
TikTok, the popular short-form video sharing app, isn’t facing any immediate ban in Australia and Philippines as the leaders of the two countries see no reason for doing so.
Beijing on Friday accused the United States of "suppression" after President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese social media giants TikTok and WeChat.
The United States has fired a new salvo in its rivalry with China, ordering sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat.
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app's Chinese owner to sell it.
ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after US President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
Microsoft confirmed that it is in talks with ByteDance to acquire the US arm of its popular short-form video sharing app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft Corp could divest its holdings in China if it were to buy the Chinese owned short-video app TikTok.
ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok's situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad.
TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing app, is under a national security review led by the US government. The White House expects a recommendation soon, based on the findings.
TikTok has pledged to invest over $2 billion worldwide in the next three years to support its creators, as part of the TikTok Creator Fund. This comes in the wake of growing political pressure in the US from the Trump administration, and incoming competition from Instagram’s Reels, with Facebook said to be paying TikTok creators for exclusivity.
US federal employees would be barred from using Chinese-owned mobile video app TikTok on government-issued devices under a bill that passed a US Senate Committee on Wednesday, as lawmakers feared the security of users' personal data.
We talked to popular TikTok creators to find how they are coping with the ban and where they can be found now.
The government advisory says that miscreants are now taking advantage of the popularity of TikTok by promoting a malware app called TikTok Pro. The offenders are calling TikTok Pro as an alternative to the banned app. They are sending text messages via various social media platforms, encouraging users to download the app from external links.
Chinese companies such as TikTok-owner ByteDance have been asked by India to answer 77 questions about their apps that have been banned by New Delhi, including whether they censored content, worked on behalf of foreign governments or lobbied influencers.
China's TikTok has been hit by a perfect storm this week—the platform has been under fire before, but not like this, this time it's different.
US President Donald Trump said he is considering banning the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok as a way to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic, remarks China described Wednesday as "a malicious smear."
Instagram’s Reels, which was initially brought to Brazil in November last year, has currently been in testing in India, according to a report. This new development comes amid the TikTok ban that the government imposed last week.
The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.
TikTok has refuted media reports suggesting its legal action against the ongoing ban in India and confirmed that there are no plans to pursue such action.
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has shared a message for the company’s employees in India amidst the Chinese app ban that has caused TikTok to stop working.
China over the past decade built an alternate online reality where Google and Facebook barely exist. Now its own tech corporations, from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to Tencent Holdings Ltd., are getting a taste of what a shutout feels like.
TikTok rival Mitron app has raised Rs. 2 crore in a seed funding round from 3one4 Capital and a Letsventure syndicate led by startup investor Arun Tadanki.
As TikTok has been banned in India, many creators on the platform have started asking their followers to meet them on Instagram.
India’s Chingari app has seen a sudden surge in views and downloads soon after TikTok ban was announced last night. The app, said to be a TikTok alternative, crossed 25 lakh downloads recently. Co-founder Sumit Ghosh shared data to prove Chingari is growing fast since last night, after the government’s introduced its decision of banning Chinese apps.
Whether it is Mitron or Chingari, the Indian rivals of TikTok are hoping to grow their presence in the country and expand their user base by attracting several TikTokers to their platforms.
TikTok has now completely stopped working in India. After the Indian government imposed a ban on TikTok last night, the app was delisted from Google Play and App Store both soon after. However, it continued to work for those who had it already installed on their phone. Now, the TikTok app has completely stopped working on all devices, including the desktop website, and a notice is displayed inside the app to inform users about the ban.