Video-sharing application

TikTok/Douyin is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with Musical.ly on August 2, 2018.

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Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.
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Simon Fuller has teamed up with the video sharing app to find the next big pop group.
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Last night, the Trump administration issued a pair of stunning executive orders against Chinese technology..
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President Donald Trump issued executive orders to ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days citing national security fears. TikTok threatens a lawsuit.
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TikTok has hit back at President Trump’s executive order to ban all transactions with its parent company..
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A week ago Donald Trump said that he could and would ban the video sharing app TikTok, and on Thursday night he issued an executive order to block..
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TikTok says it keeps users data in the United States and Singapore and won't hand it over to the Chinese government.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on "transactions" with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.The twin executive..
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It is not clear if the ban will affect the millions of U.S. users who are avid fans of the app.
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The new order bans TikTok under the National Emergencies Act and is set to take effect in 45 days.
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President Trump has signed a new executive order which will block all transactions with Bytedance, TikTok’s parent..
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Beginning in 45 days, any US transaction with parent company ByteDance will be banned.
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Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced this week that it's launching a new short-form video feature called Instagram "Reels" as a direct competitor to the..
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TikTok is launching its first TV app, called “More on TikTok,” on Amazon Fire TV devices today (via..
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Microsoft’s President Trump-fueled negotiations to acquire TikTok continue to become more complicated —..
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Teenagers filming themselves in baby and toddler swings are warned not to waste fire crews' time.
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After two years as the hot new app, TikTok is suddenly fighting for its life. The app faces a potential ban in..
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Mariah Carey's son clearly knows the rules about Mom being "camera-ready" ... as evidenced by this hilarious video of him trying to get her to appear on his..
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Alan and Alex Stokes are accused of faking a bank robbery "to gain popularity on social media".
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President Trump says his threat to ban TikTok is about China stealing data, but that's just a cover story ... at least according to TikTokers who think he can't..
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The firm says the move represents its "long-term commitment to Europe".
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The U.S. wants "untrusted" Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, calling out TikTok and WeChat.
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New Instagram option will let users record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio and visual effects.
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The app works almost identically to TikTok and comes as the Trump administration moves to ban TikTok in the U.S.
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Instagram is expanding its TikTok copycat to new countries, with the Republic set to get access to the video sharing feature. Instagram Reels, which was launched..
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The photo-sharing app adds new features that will be very familiar to TikTok fans.
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TikTok is establishing new moderation policies today to better protect its platform against misinformation,..
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‘No two products are exactly alike, and ours are not either’
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out banning social media application TikTok but security agencies will continue monitoring the Chinese-owned company.
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How did the social media platform get so big and where could it be heading?
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TikTok users are used to the app being under attack by lawmakers, but the threat of a complete ban by US President Donald Trump has left many in turmoil. "I..
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Apple might not want the ByteDance-owned company, but Microsoft might. And Facebook has previously expressed interest.
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TikTok may get a new owner
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Microsoft has six weeks to close one of the strangest deals in tech industry history. On Sunday, the company..
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President Donald Trump has threatened to bar the popular video-sharing social media firm from the US.
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Apple says it’s not interested in acquiring TikTok, despite an Axios report that named the company as a..
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Hi everybody. I’m back to writing this newsletter after some time off and somehow, magically, still somewhat..
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China accused the United States on Tuesday of “outright bullying” over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US..
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Washington, Aug 4 (PTI) President Donald Trump has demanded that the US treasury should get a substantial chunk of the TikTok sale proceeds, as he set September..
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The confusion around the video app's future has left creators at a loose end - or issuing goodbyes.
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The president's comments come after Microsoft said it is in talks to buy the app's US business.
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Microsoft confirmed it wants to acquire TikTok after President Trump threatened to ban the app.
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Wall Street loves the software giant's "big bet" as a way to attract consumers and take on Facebook.
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The owner of the short-form video app has London on a shortlist of possible locations.
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President Trump's set a deadline for Microsoft -- or any other tech giant for that matter -- to buy TikTok's U.S. operations or he'll shut the app down for good...
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Trump threatened to "ban" TikTok in the United States last week but his position softened over the weekend amid negotiations with Microsoft.
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Snapchat will soon let you add music to the videos you record, making it the latest social app to take on TikTok by offering the ability to embed popular songs...
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Other Chinese-owned software could face difficulties in the US, if TikTok ban goes ahead.
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Forty-five days to close the deal
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The president had said he was going to ban the popular video app from the U.S.
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Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the US arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President..
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Microsoft confirmed it is prepared to continue discussions on purchasing TikTok after a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Chinese-owned software poses an "array" of security risks.
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The tech giant's possible purchase of the China-owned app's US arm were put in doubt by Donald Trump.
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"We're banning them from the United States," the president said.
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Is Microsoft buying TikTok? Will TikTok be banned? The video app said that it's here for the long run while President Trump has threatened a ban.
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President Trump is talking about banning the app. TikTok may also sell its U.S. operations. Let’s sort through it all here.
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TikTok's US general manager said the company had heard an "outpouring of support" for the app, and thanked the "millions of Americans" who used it every day...
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There are several options, from preventing the app being downloaded, to blocking the firm's servers.
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Trump may sign an order to ban TikTok from operating in the U.S., Isaias heads toward Florida and more news to get your weekend started.
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