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TikTok: 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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TikTok’s journey from social star to Trump target [Video]

TikTok’s journey from social star to Trump target

[NFA] Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok's U.S. operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster few years for the short video app, Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Microsoft faces tech challenges in TikTok move [Video]

Microsoft faces tech challenges in TikTok move

Microsoft Corp's bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavor that could test the patience of President Donald Trump's administration,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published
Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban TikTok in the US [Video]

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban TikTok in the US

China-based company ByteDance is the parent company of TikTok.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published
US Stocks Close Mixed [Video]

US Stocks Close Mixed

Reuters US equities closed mixed on Friday as traders weighed escalating US-China tensions against rosy labor-market data. President Donald Trump issued executive orders Thursday afternoon targeting..

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President Trump Issues Executive Order Barring Transactions With ByteDance | THR News [Video]

President Trump Issues Executive Order Barring Transactions With ByteDance | THR News

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday evening barring transactions with ByteDance, forcing the Chinese tech firm to divest itself of its U.S. TikTok operations.

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Trump orders bans on China's TikTok, WeChat [Video]

Trump orders bans on China's TikTok, WeChat

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. Gloria Tso reports.N

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World stocks end four-day winning streak [Video]

World stocks end four-day winning streak

World stocks ended four days of gains on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump cranked up simmering tensions with China by banning U.S. transactions with two popular Chinese apps, Tencent's WeChat..

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Amid China tension, India & Japan talk business as Delhi seeks investments [Video]

Amid China tension, India & Japan talk business as Delhi seeks investments

Union minister Piyush Goyal spoke at the Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum - Japan Edition on Thursday, seeking to boost trade ties between Delhi and Tokyo. He said that together, the two nations..

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Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels [Video]

Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels

With TikTok’s potential ban in the United States, Instagram is the latest company to hop on the competitor bandwagon.

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Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram [Video]

Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram

Facebook rolled out a new short-form video service called Reels within its popular Instagram app in an apparent attempt to steal some of rival TikTok's teen users. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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U.S. to act on TikTok, other Chinese apps 'in coming days' -WH [Video]

U.S. to act on TikTok, other Chinese apps 'in coming days' -WH

The United States will take action in coming days on the popular short-video app TikTok and other Chinese apps, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday, but..

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Trump flips on TikTok, urges big U.S. sales cut [Video]

Trump flips on TikTok, urges big U.S. sales cut

[NFA] Just a few days after President Donald Trump said he was considering banning China's TikTok in the United States, Trump reversed course on Monday, saying the U.S. should receive a "substantial..

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Snapchat Targets TikTok With Music On Snaps [Video]

Snapchat Targets TikTok With Music On Snaps

Snapchat Targets TikTok With Music On Snaps

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Tie-dye Is The New Cool Quarantine Craft [Video]

Tie-dye Is The New Cool Quarantine Craft

A colorful fashion trend seen in the '60s and '70s is making a big comeback. Tie-Dying fabric is gaining popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. With more people spending more time at home, the fun..

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TikTok and The Weeknd team up for virtual concert [Video]

TikTok and The Weeknd team up for virtual concert

The show is on August 7 at 8:30 PM ET with a digital avatar representing the singer.

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TikTok and The Weeknd  team up for virtual concert [Video]

TikTok and The Weeknd team up for virtual concert

The show is on August 7 at 8:30 PM ET with a digital avatar representing the singer.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published
TikTok: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ [Video]

TikTok: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’

TikTok: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’

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TikTok's owner offers to forego stake - sources [Video]

TikTok's owner offers to forego stake - sources

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the..

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