ByteDance shelves plans to sell TikTok US business to Oracle, Walmart

ByteDance will instead look to work with the Biden administration to seek a new structure for its US operations without the influence of a US company


TikTok US download ban blocked by judge… for now

Judge Carl Nichols of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered a ‘preliminary injunction’ against TikToks US download ban


TikTok, Oracle deal greenlit by Treasury, as video app searches for new boss

ByteDance received a revised terms sheet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this week and the company accepted it along with Oracle


Walmart is working alongside Microsoft to snap up TikToks US business

Microsoft wasn’t the first company that the retail giant linked up with aiming to purchase TikTok’s operations


Microsoft confirms TikTok acquisition talks

Microsoft has entered into talks with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, about buying its US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand businesses


Bytedance builds deepfake tech into its apps

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has built technology to let users insert their face into videos starring someone else, TechCrunch reports. The unreleased feature uses Deepfake-style technology referred to as ‘Face


TikTok owner ByteDance is reportedly eyeing the launch of a music streaming service

The TikTok owner is in talks with Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music for global licensing deals


The US government is launching an investigation into TikTok

ByteDance Technology, the Bejing-based owners of the popular video sharing platform TikTok, are being investigated by the US government, according to a new report from Reuters. Two undisclosed sources stated


TikTok owner ByteDance confirms smartphone plans

ByteDance, the Chinese social media firm which is home to TikTok, has confirmed its plans to develop its own smartphone, months after it was reported that the project existed. The


TikTok reportedly acquires AI music startup Jukedeck

Jukedeck, a UK startup which used artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically generate original music, has reportedly been acquired by the parent company of hugely popular short-form video app TikTok. The

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