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Explainer: Microsoft’s TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker’s history with China

Explainer: Microsoft’s TikTok bid spotlights Windows maker’s history with China

Published 10/08/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has emerged as the most likely buyer of the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese short-video app that U.S. [more…]

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

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

Published 03/08/2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) for TikTok’s U.S. operations provoked an outcry on Monday on Chinese social media [more…]

Republican senators back plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations

Republican senators back plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican senators on Sunday backed a plan by China’s ByteDance to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok after President Donald Trump [more…]

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

TikTok under scrutiny in Australia over security, data concerns

Published 20/07/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is scrutinising the popular Chinese-owned social media TikTok platform for any risks it may pose to users from around potential foreign [more…]

Some K-Pop stars’ accounts on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, blocked from view

Some K-Pop stars’ accounts on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, blocked from view

Published 17/07/2020

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Some K-pop stars’ accounts have been blocked from view on TikTok’s China equivalent Douyin, Reuters’ checks showed on Friday, days after South [more…]

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban

Published 03/07/2020

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Social media app TikTok distanced itself from Beijing after India banned 59 Chinese apps in the country, according to a correspondence [more…]

TikTok users, K-pop fans say they helped sabotage Trump rally with false registrations

TikTok users, K-pop fans say they helped sabotage Trump rally with false registrations

Published 22/06/2020

(Reuters) - TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music took partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump’s [more…]

U.S. Army cadets told not to use TikTok in uniform

U.S. Army cadets told not to use TikTok in uniform

Published 23/11/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. Army cadets were this week instructed not to use China-owned social media app TikTok while representing the military, an Army spokeswoman said [more…]

TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming: FT

TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming: FT

Published 18/11/2019

(Reuters) - TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co Ltd is in talks with big music labels - Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music - [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

Published 04/11/2019

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. [more…]