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TikTok: Video-sharing application
TikTok, known in China as 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 another Chinese social media service on 2 August 2018.


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 supports deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in U.S. [Video]

Trump supports deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will approve a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app in August.

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TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned [Video]

TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned

TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned

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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk [Video]

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk

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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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US banning use of TikTok and WeChat [Video]

US banning use of TikTok and WeChat

The US will ban the use of WeChat on Sunday to “safeguard the nationalsecurity of the United States”. The Chinese app TikTok will also be banned byNovember 12, but US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross..

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US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday [Video]

US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

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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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AJ and Curtis Pritchard have dance duet beamed into the sky [Video]

AJ and Curtis Pritchard have dance duet beamed into the sky

AJ and Curtis Pritchard have appeared as a hologram video of themselvesdancing together, which was beamed into the London sky. The brothers weretaking part in a dance challenge on social media platform..

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YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts [Video]

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts has arrived in India. It is in the beta phase and comes as the Trump Administration decides whether it will ban TikTok in the U.S.

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TikTok faces another test: its first U.S. election [Video]

TikTok faces another test: its first U.S. election

TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by U.S. President Donald Trump, is facing another major challenge: how to handle content around its first..

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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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YouTube rolls out 'YouTube Shorts' in India [Video]

YouTube rolls out 'YouTube Shorts' in India

YouTube has rolled out a new short-form video creator called YouTube Shorts in India and this has been done to give competition to Chinese video-sharing application TikTok. As per a report in the..

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft [Video]

TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft

According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday.

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'Made in India' short video app 'Changa' grabs attention of TikTok influencers [Video]

'Made in India' short video app 'Changa' grabs attention of TikTok influencers

A made-in-India short video platform 'Changa', has emerged as a new destination for creators who earlier used global apps such as 'TikTok', which have been banned by the Indian government. The ban on..

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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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YouTube Launching TikTok Competitor [Video]

YouTube Launching TikTok Competitor

YouTube Launching TikTok Competitor

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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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'China opposes attempt of US to abuse national security concept regarding TikTok' [Video]

'China opposes attempt of US to abuse national security concept regarding TikTok'

While addressing a press conference in Beijing on September 11, the spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian said, "Regarding TikTok, China opposes the United States (US) attempt to abuse..

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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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Claudia Conway Still Wants Emancipation Despite Kellyanne Conway Resigning

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Kellyanne Conway’s Daughter Claudia Pushing For Emancipation

Kellyanne and George Conway's daughter says she's reached her breaking point and wants to be emancipated from her parents. As you know by know, 15-year-old Claudia Conway has been in a TikTok war with.. - Published

TikTok Star Bryce Hall Says He Regrets Wild Birthday Party

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TikTok Star Bryce Hall's Utilities Shut Off by L.A. Mayor After Massive Party

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Kanye Wants to Collab with TikTok to Make 'Jesus Tok' for Christians

Kanye West's wheels are turning about his next big project, and he thinks he's on to something huge ... JESUS TOK. The rapper and presidential candidate says he was perusing some content on TikTok with.. - Published

New Yorker Catches Flak for Hudson River Swim, It's Actually Safe(ish)

A young New Yorker drew outrage for taking a dip in the infamous Hudson River -- but as it turns out, she might've had the last laugh ... 'cause it's actually safer than you might think. TikTok user.. - Published

TikTok's Bryce Hall Hosts Massive Party in L.A., Real & Fake Cops Show

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Mariah Carey's Son Tries Putting Her on TikTok, Hilariously Fails

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 TikTok video!!! Mariah and Nick Cannon's.. - Published

TikTok Stars Believe Trump Wants to Ban App as Revenge for Trolling Him

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 take a joke, and simply wants revenge... - Published

President Trump Says TikTok Will Shut Down by Sept. 15 Unless Deal's Made

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From TikTok to CamScanner: Full list of 59 Chinese apps now banned in India

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50 Chinese mobile apps pose security threat to India: Security agencies

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TikTok's Mayer pledges fake news fight in call with EU's Breton

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TikTok apologizes for temporary removal of video on Muslims in China

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Congress's Kuldeep Bishnoi defeats TikTok star Sonali Phogat

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