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ByteDance

ByteDance's is a Chinese AI company focused on content delivery.

ByteDance is a technology company that owns and operates machine learning content platforms that allow users to connect in communities, create and share contents.



Zhang Yiming founded ByteDance on March 9, 2012 in Beijing, China. Its flagship product is Toutiao, an artificial intelligence powered platform delivering personalized content recommendations for its users. It also operates a series of products for mobile users including Topbuzz, Flipagram and other user-generated content short-form video applications.



ByteDance acquired musical.ly, a global video community that celebrates creativity through the combination of short videos and music.



It was reported in December 2018 that ByteDance is in talks to raise about $1.45 billion (9.97billion yuan) to invest in artificial intelligence and media content.

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July 29, 2019

ByteDance announces it will begin making smartphones

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TikTok is a short-form mobile videos app.

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China's ByteDance leapfrogs Uber to becomes world's most valuable startup

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TikTok owner Bytedance is now the world's most valuable startup

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Ingrid Lunden
January 23, 2020
TechCrunch
TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China's Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. And today it's announcing a deal that helps pave the way for a global launch of it. It has inked a licensing deal with Merlin, the [...]
Bloomberg
January 20, 2020
@bsindia
The worlds most valuable start-up has rapidly built a full-fledged gaming division to spearhead its maiden foray into hardcore or non-casual games
David Cohen
January 6, 2020
TechNode
The TechNode community ponders the end of a decade in China tech. What changed in 2019? What are we watching in 2020? What do you say about a whole decade?
Tony Xu
January 6, 2020
TechNode
Douyin remains significantly ahead of Tencent-backed Kuaishou, which has targeted an end-January goal of 300 million daily active users.
January 3, 2020
Livemint
Owner of TikTok app, Bytedance is now ready to take on players like Spotify, Gaana, Wynk, Apple Music.The music streaming service Resso, which is right now in Beta version, has already been downloaded nearly 100,000 times, according to reports
Alex Wilhelm
January 3, 2020
TechCrunch
According to newly released third-party data, TikTok has reason to dance. The famous short-video application saw its in-app purchase revenue rise 310% on a year-over-year basis, according to Apptopia, a startup that tracks mobile app revenue and usage. (The Boston-based startup has raised $8.2 million to date and competes with AppAnnie.) TikTok's revenue gains are impressive [...]
Nicole Jao
January 3, 2020
TechNode
Ant Financial and Bytedance are joining local contenders like Razer and Grab in the race to nab a digital banking license in Singapore.
WalktheChat
January 1, 2020
TechNode
Facing its biggest challenge yet, WeChat rolls out next article recommendations, improvements to short videos, and search to fend off Bytedance.
Tony Xu
December 30, 2019
TechNode
Bytedance is trying to cultivate more original music on its platforms to avoid increasing royalty fees from record labels.
Wei Sheng
December 30, 2019
TechNode
Bytedance and Baidu have been involved in a series of lawsuits this year.
James McLeod
December 16, 2019
Financial Post
TikTok has had a year of explosive growth.Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Tony Xu
December 16, 2019
TechNode
The newly formed company will focus on short video licensing rights.
John Artman
December 12, 2019
TechNode
Using Bytedance as a lens, Matt and John embark on a wide-ranging discussion about China tech in 2019.
Tony Xu
November 27, 2019
TechNode
It wants to convince the US government that personal data on TikTok is safe from Chinese authorities.
Reuters
November 27, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Amid US probe, China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app on Business Standard. A US panel is probing the safety of personal data handled by the company
Paige Leskin
November 24, 2019
Business Insider
Here's everything we know about Alex Zhu, who's in charge of heading up TikTok as it navigates scrutiny over its relationship with China.
Tony Xu
November 22, 2019
TechNode
Brands are increasingly shifting budget to short video apps, which are outperforming other internet platforms.
Isobel Asher Hamilton
November 18, 2019
Business Insider
ByteDance, the company which owns short-form video app TikTok, has recently come under fire due to the fact that it is headquartered in China.
Yingzhi Yang
November 18, 2019
U.S.
The founder and CEO of TikTok owner ByteDance will focus on adding users of the popular video app in countries outside of its strongest markets, according to an internal staff note seen by Reuters, as it faces political pressure in the United States.
Anna Nicolaou
November 17, 2019
Financial Times
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