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Yingzhi Yang

TikTok's journey from global sensation to Trump target

05 Aug 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Microsoft Corp's potential acquisition of TikTok's U.S. operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars.

Timeline: TikTok's journey from global sensation to Trump target

05 Aug 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Microsoft Corp's potential acquisition of TikTok's U.S. operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars.

Timeline: TikTok's journey from global sensation to Trump target

05 Aug 2020

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Microsoft Corp's potential acquisition of TikTok's U.S. operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars.

ByteDance founder defends TikTok's U.S. strategy in staff letter

04 Aug 2020

BEIJING 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. | Video

Microsoft talks to buy TikTok's U.S. operations spark ire in China

04 Aug 2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp for TikTok's U.S. operations provoked an outcry on Monday on Chinese social media as well as criticism from a prominent Chinese investor in TikTok owner ByteDance. | Video

Exclusive: TikTok owner ByteDance considers listing China business in Hong Kong or Shanghai - sources

31 Jul 2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese tech giant ByteDance is considering listing its domestic business in Hong Kong or Shanghai, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, against a backdrop of rising Sino-U.S. tensions over its hit non-China video app TikTok. | Video

Exclusive: SenseTime eyes STAR market IPO after $1.5 billion fundraising - sources

31 Jul 2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG Chinese start-up SenseTime is considering an initial public offering (IPO) on China's tech-focused STAR market after its latest fundraising that will value the company at $10 billion, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

ByteDance AI research head to leave as pressure mounts on TikTok

28 Jul 2020

BEIJING Beijing-based ByteDance said on Tuesday the head of its artificial intelligence lab will leave the company, as its short-video app TikTok faces U.S. scrutiny over security and privacy issues.

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