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ByteDance Ltd. is a Chinese multinational internet technology company headquartered in Beijing. It was founded by Zhang Yiming in 2012. ByteDance is reportedly worth over US$100 billion as of May 2020.

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TikTok avoids shutdown [Video]

TikTok avoids shutdown

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier..

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TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration [Video]

TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration

Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight. Per Bloomberg and Reuters, the video-sharing app and its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, filed a complaint in..

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Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads Sunday [Video]

Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over..

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ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win deal - sources [Video]

ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win deal - sources

China's ByteDance is reportedly planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the U.S...

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ByteDance faces big hurdles over TikTok [Video]

ByteDance faces big hurdles over TikTok

China's ByteDance faces an uphill struggle to convince the White House to allow it to keep majority ownership of its popular short video app TikTok in the United States, according to former national..

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Trump says he will receive Oracle TikTok report Thursday [Video]

Trump says he will receive Oracle TikTok report Thursday

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (September 16) he was not ready to sign off on a proposed deal involving Oracle Corp and ByteDance's TikTok.

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Trump says Oracle 'very close' to TikTok deal [Video]

Trump says Oracle 'very close' to TikTok deal

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had heard Oracle was very close to a deal over ByteDance's TikTok, even as sources say the Chinese company is seeking to keep majority ownership of the popular..

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Oracle, TikTok partnership is a 'headscratcher' -investor [Video]

Oracle, TikTok partnership is a 'headscratcher' -investor

Oracle's decision to team up with China's ByteDance to keep TikTok operating in the United States is 'one of the weirder things' that has happened in a very long time, Kim Forrest of Bokeh Capital..

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ByteDance rejects Microsoft bid, paving way for Oracle partnership [Video]

ByteDance rejects Microsoft bid, paving way for Oracle partnership

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China: shut down, don't sell U.S. TikTok -sources [Video]

China: shut down, don't sell U.S. TikTok -sources

Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge..

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Trump on TikTok: 'I'm not extending deadlines' [Video]

Trump on TikTok: 'I'm not extending deadlines'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the deadline set for the Chinese company ByteDance to sell the popular short-video app TikTok's U.S. assets would not be extended.

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ByteDance may miss U.S. deadline - report [Video]

ByteDance may miss U.S. deadline - report

ByteDance is likely to miss the deadline imposed by the Trump administration for the sale of TikTok's U.S. assets as new Chinese regulations have complicated deal talks, Bloomberg reported on Thursday...

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Beijing could have a say in TikTok sale [Video]

Beijing could have a say in TikTok sale

China's new rules around tech exports mean ByteDance's sale of TikTok's U.S. operations could need Beijing's approval, a Chinese trade expert told state media, a requirement that would complicate the..

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TikTok chief security officer says its servers are already separate from ByteDance

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TikTok becomes focus of US-China geopolitical war

tiktok becomes focus of us-china geopolitical war
US President Donald Trump has called the app a national security risk, claiming that TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance could access user data and deliver it to Chinese intelligence services...
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Justice Department opposes TikTok’s request for injunction in new filing

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Justice Department filed its opposition Friday to TikTok’s request for an injunction against the Trump administration’s looming ban of the app, and..
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TikTok owners await approval for Chinese export license

ByteDance says it has applied to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce for the license and is awaiting a reply.
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ByteDance files for China approval to export TikTok technology

bytedance files for china approval to export tiktok technology
ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese parent of video app TikTok, submitted an application in Beijing for permission to export technology, as it tries to work out an agreement with the Trump administration that..
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TikTok asks judge to block September 27th Trump ban

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has requested an injunction against a looming ban on its app in the United States. The company — a US subsidiary of Chinese corporation ByteDance —..
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China has no reason to approve 'dirty' TikTok deal -China Daily

china has no reason to approve 'dirty' tiktok deal -china daily
SHANGHAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - China has no reason to approve the "dirty and unfair" deal based on "bullying and extortion" that Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc said they struck with ByteDance, the..
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TikTok removes over 104 million videos in first-half for violating guidelines

tiktok removes over 104 million videos in first-half for violating guidelines
(Reuters) – ByteDance-owned short-video app TikTok said on Tuesday it removed over 104 million videos from its platform globally in the first half of the year for violating...
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Oracle says ByteDance will have no ownership stake in the new TikTok Global

oracle says bytedance will have no ownership stake in the new tiktok global
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a statement to reporters on Monday, Oracle announced that its new TikTok venture will be entirely divested from ByteDance, a significant break from..
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TikTok Global to launch public offering, says ByteDance

tiktok global to launch public offering, says bytedance
BEIJING: plans to hold a public listing, its Chinese parent company ByteDance said on Monday, after announcing a deal over the weekend that would avert a shutdown of the popular app in the US. The..
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ByteDance wants to value TikTok video app at $60bn

bytedance wants to value tiktok video app at $60bn
China's ByteDance is seeking a valuation of $60bn for TikTok as Oracle and Walmart take stakes in the short-video app's business to address US security concerns, according to sources. Oracle and..
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President Trump says he approves of Oracle’s bid for TikTok ‘in concept’

president trump says he approves of oracle’s bid for tiktok ‘in concept’
Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images President Trump says he has approved “in concept” Oracle’s bid for TikTok, less than a day before a de facto ban he threatened in August was set to go into..
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TikTok files last-minute lawsuit against Trump administration to stave off looming ban

tiktok files last-minute lawsuit against trump administration to stave off looming ban
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok and parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit late Friday against the Trump administration to try to fend off a ban on new downloads of the app set to..
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WeChat and TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Trump administration ban

wechat and tiktok see us downloads climb ahead of trump administration ban
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Messaging app WeChat had its biggest one-day download numbers in nearly two years on Friday, ahead of a ban on new downloads from the US Commerce Department..
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Trump’s TikTok ban is a gross abuse of power

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Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images Update: This piece was originally published on August 11th and has been updated to reflect the official commerce order banning transactions with ByteDance. On..
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Trump to ban US TikTok and WeChat app store downloads on September 20th

trump to ban us tiktok and wechat app store downloads on september 20th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Commerce Department has issued a new order to block people in the US from downloading the popular video-sharing app TikTok as of September 20th,..
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ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win US deal as deadline looms: Report

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NEW DELHI: China's is planning a US initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the US government,..
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Kevin Systrom probably won’t take over TikTok, but it’s fun to dream

kevin systrom probably won’t take over tiktok, but it’s fun to dream
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge This week was the deadline for ByteDance to divorce itself of TikTok over security concerns, but at press time no deal has been struck. Instead, we have the..
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TikTok Global Operations Set to be Run From US as Part of Oracle-ByteDance Deal, Says Report

tiktok global operations set to be run from us as part of oracle-bytedance deal, says report
Washington, September 15: ByteDance will place TikTok's global business in new US-headquartered company with Oracle investing as the minority shareholder, according to a Financial Times report. The..
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Trump says Oracle near deal on TikTok

trump says oracle near deal on tiktok
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had heard Oracle Corp was very close to a deal over ByteDance's TikTok, even as sources said the Chinese company was seeking to keep majority ownership of..
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TikTok will spin off into a separate company, partly owned by Oracle

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Oracle plans take an ownership stake in a newly formed TikTok corporation as part of the recently announced deal, the Financial Times reports. The new..
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TikTok’s deal with Oracle is a bet that Trump will cave on concerns over China

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On the eve of the deadline for ByteDance to sell TikTok, there was much movement and little certainty. The whole thing seemed to come down to three words —..
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ByteDance not to sell TikTok’s US operations

bytedance not to sell tiktok’s us operations
BYTEDANCE will not sell TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft or Oracle, nor will the company give the source code to any U.S. buyers, CGTN reported yesterday, citing sources. Microsoft on Sunday..
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Sen. Hawley calls for US to reject Oracle’s TikTok deal

sen. hawley calls for us to reject oracle’s tiktok deal
Photo by Leigh Vogel for The Verge Sen. Josh Hawley is publicly calling on the Treasury Department to reject Oracle’s proposed partnership with TikTok, saying the arrangement is unacceptable on..
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Trump ordered a TikTok sale. The winner is a major fundraiser for his campaign

trump ordered a tiktok sale. the winner is a major fundraiser for his campaign
Oracle appears to have come out on top as part of a bid to tether TikTok with an American company, making the app—a frequent target of President Donald Trump's—linked to one of his biggest..
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TikTok: Oracle confirms being picked by Bytedance to be app's partner

The American database specialist says a tie-up plan has been submitted to the US government.
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Oracle’s TikTok deal accomplishes nothing

oracle’s tiktok deal accomplishes nothing
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images On Sunday night — just two days before the deadline set by Microsoft — the TikTok deal finally came through. Oracle will be taking over stewardship of..
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TikTok: ByteDance 'to partner with Oracle' in US after rejecting Microsoft bid

tiktok: bytedance 'to partner with oracle' in us after rejecting microsoft bid
Oracle reported to be ‘technology partner’ after Donald Trump set a 15 September deadline for US businesses to stop dealing with Bytedance Bytedance will not sell TikTok’s US operations to..
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Microsoft says its bid to buy TikTok has been rejected

Trump issued an executive order​ in August that ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, must sell off its U.S. arm or cease operations in the country within 90 days, citing national security issues.
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Oracle reportedly wins deal for TikTok’s US operations as ‘trusted tech partner’

oracle reportedly wins deal for tiktok’s us operations as ‘trusted tech partner’
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Microsoft says it’s not acquiring TikTok after ByteDance rejects offer

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft says it’s not acquiring parts of TikTok’s operations, after its bid was rejected by TikTok owner ByteDance. After weeks of talks and very public..
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TikTok to Join EU Code of Conduct Against Hate Speech

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Chinese video app TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, will be joining the European Union's voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech online, the European Commission said on.....
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TikTok troubles narrow gap between Beijing and Zhang Yiming

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ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has long positioned himself as a global internet entrepreneur, largely eschewing Chinese government involvement, but US demands to sell his crown jewel TikTok are testing..
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40% of Americans back Trump executive order on TikTok: Poll

40% of americans back trump executive order on tiktok: poll
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK : Forty percent of Americans back President Donald Trump's threat to ban videosharing app TikTok if it is not sold to a US buyer, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll,..
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New technology export rules in China could affect TikTok sale to a US company

new technology export rules in china could affect tiktok sale to a us company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Plans for a TikTok sale may have a new obstacle, with China implementing new rules on AI technology exports, The New York Times reported. The new export..
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A new $20 billion bid for TikTok could see it purchased by rival Triller (and a giant investment firm)

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Why TikTok may not survive being sold

why tiktok may not survive being sold
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is in trouble. Over the course of less than a day, the company lost its CEO and gained a surprising new suitor. The breakout social app could be within..
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Go read this report on how Microsoft’s TikTok investment turned into a ‘soap opera’

go read this report on how microsoft’s tiktok investment turned into a ‘soap opera’
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over at the New York Times, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Mike Isaac spoke to “more than a dozen people” familiar with Microsoft’s plans to buy TikTok in order..
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Why Trump’s TikTok ban has Facebook worried

why trump’s tiktok ban has facebook worried
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On August 2nd of last year, TikTok celebrated its first birthday. To mark the occasion, I wrote about the four biggest risks facing the company. One was..
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‘We Simply Have No Choice’: TikTok Sues US Govt Over Trump’s Ban

‘we simply have no choice’: tiktok sues us govt over trump’s ban
Chinese video app TikTok sued the United States government on Tuesday, accusing it of depriving the platform of due process when President Donald Trump issued an executive order to block it from..
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TikTok sues Trump administration over US ban

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Based on wallpaper by Michael Gillett (Wallpaper Hub) TikTok has sued President Donald Trump’s administration for banning transactions with parent company ByteDance. “The [Trump] administration..
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TikTok to launch court action over Donald Trump's crackdown

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TikTok has said it will mount a court challenge to the Trump administration’s crackdown on the popular Chinese-owned service, which Washington accuses of being a national security threat. Amid..
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TikTok confirms it will sue the Trump administration

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order demanding parent company ByteDance divest its..
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Taiwan plans to ban major Chinese video streaming services

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Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Taiwan is planning to lock out video streaming services from Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent. While such services are ostensibly already illegal in the..
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How the forced sale of TikTok could splinter the internet

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Oracle in talks to buy TikTok’s US business: Report

oracle in talks to buy tiktok’s us business: report
Oracle Corp has held preliminary talks with ByteDance Ltd. on a potential bid for part of TikTok’s business, seeking to rival a competing bid by Microsoft Corp, the Financial Times has reported. The..
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After TikTok, Trump administration may ban Alibaba, other Chinese firms in US

US President Donald Trump has indicated that he was looking to ban other Chinese-owned companies, including e-commerce giant Alibaba in the United States, days after signing an executive order..
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Trump gives TikTok a new deadline: 90 days instead of 45

trump gives tiktok a new deadline: 90 days instead of 45
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump issued an executive order Friday giving ByteDance 90 days to either sell or spin off its TikTok business in the US. “There is credible..
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ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesian news app

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After TikTok and WeChat, Alibaba could be the next target in Trump's tech war

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