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TikTok’s parent company reportedly faces a national security review

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links A stand of TikTok (aka Douyin) is pictured at The First International Artificial Products Expo Hangzhou on October 18, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. VCG via Getty Images Recently TikTok’s popularity has exploded worldwide, and so has scrutiny over the app’s parent company ByteDance and its relationship to […]

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TikTok-owner Bytedance reveals its first smartphone

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Smartisan The rumored smartphone by TikTok’s owner ByteDance is now available. The Nut Pro 3 is ByteDance’s first smartphone. It’s a continuation of work by the Chinese phone maker Smartisan (which partially explains the name), and it’s being released under the Smartisan brand. As we learned earlier this year, ByteDance […]

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Senators want to know if TikTok is a national security risk

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images To most, TikTok is an innocent platform full of cute and/or funny videos. But to political leaders, it’s a potential national security risk. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) have formally asked the Intelligence Community to assess whether TikTok and other […]

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TikTok offers in-app purchasing of sponsored products

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images TikTok, the short-form video platform dominated by teens, is now moving steadily into sponsored content. TechCrunch reported today that the app will now let viewers buy products associated with sponsored hashtags without leaving the app. Called Hashtag Challenge Plus, the new feature allows companies who […]

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TikTok owner reportedly planning its own smartphone

Mashable ByteDance, parent company to social media giant TikTok, is looking into its own line of phones. Image: Avishek Das / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images By Marcus Gilmer2019-05-27 22:05:48 UTC TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, could soon be launching yet another ambitious project: their own smartphone.  The Financial Times reported the new project, […]

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TikTok’s creator is reportedly making a smartphone

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images TikTok’s owner ByteDance may have grander ambitions than chat apps and streaming music — Financial Times tipsters have claimed that the company is working on its own smartphone. The device would draw on acquired patents and talent from Chinese phone maker Smartisan, and would […]

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TikTok owner ByteDance reportedly plans to launch Spotify rival

Mashable ByteDance, the company behind the massively popular TikTok app, is currently planning to launch a music streaming subscription service in emerging markets. Image: Joe Scarnici / Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-05-21 14:08:27 UTC ByteDance, the company behind the hugely popular TikTok app, is reportedly preparing to launch a streaming music service. According to anonymous […]

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The company behind TikTok is reportedly launching a Spotify rival

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images ByteDance, the owner of the Vine-like social media app TikTok, might challenge Spotify with a paid streaming service in emerging markets, according to Bloomberg. It could introduce an app (not named after TikTok), in several non-first-world countries where Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming […]

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TikTok’s owner launches chat app with a focus on communities

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links VCG via Getty Images TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, has jumped into the wide world of messaging apps. The company has released Flipchat (aka Feiliao), an “interest-based social app” for Android and iOS that combines the usual chats and video calls with a social network-style feed, chat groups and forums. While you […]

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TikTok’s owner is getting into the messaging game

Mashable Flipchat is a new chat app from the company behind TikTok. Image: screenshot: rachel kraus/mashable/bytedance By Rachel Kraus2019-05-20 15:43:09 UTC As TikTok continues to dominate app download charts, its parent company, ByteDance, is looking to extend its reach even further. ByteDance launched a new messaging-focused app on Monday, as reported by TechCrunch. Feiliao (飞聊), […]

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