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ByteDance denies it will go public in Hong Kong next quarter

ByteDance denies it will go public in Hong Kong next quarter ByteDance has responded to a report in the Financial Times that said the Chinese Internet startup plans to go public in Hong Kong as early as the first quarter of next year. “There is absolutely zero truth to the rumors that […]

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The […]

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ByteDance launches a new search portal that returns a mix of results from the Web and its own platforms

ByteDance launches a new search portal that returns a mix of results from the Web and its own platforms ByteDance has taken another step into search with the launch of a new search portal today. Called Toutiao Search, the portal is part of the website for Toutiao, the news aggregator owned by […]

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TikTok-parent is getting into mobile search

TikTok-parent is getting into mobile search China’s ByteDance, which owns popular video sharing app TikTok, is already working to enter the smartphone business and the music streaming space. It appears the world’s most valued startup also has ambitions about developing its own search engine. Kind of. A company spokesperson told TechCrunch on Thursday […]

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TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games

TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a […]

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A government propaganda app is going viral in China

A government propaganda app is going viral in China Besides binge-watching TikTok videos and battling enemies in the magical land of mobile games, many Chinese people may also pass time during the upcoming Lunar New Year on Xuexi Qiangguo, a news and chat app developed by the country’s top ideology officials. The […]

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Tencent AI Lab loses key executive

Tencent AI Lab loses key executive Chinese internet giant Tencent just lost a leading artificial intelligence figure. Zhang Tong, who previously worked at Yahoo, IBM and Baidu, has stepped down after directing Tencent’s AI Lab for nearly two years. The scientist will return to academia and continue research in the AI field, […]

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TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news site that exposed fake news problem

TikTok parent ByteDance sues Chinese news site that exposed fake news problem There’s worrying news from China’s online media world as ByteDance, the $75 billion company behind popular video app TikTok is taking a news site to court for alleged defamation after it published a story about ByteDance’s fake news problem in […]

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A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised $100M in Series B

A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised 0M in Series B There is no shortage of up-and-comers jostling for a spot in China’s massive ecommerce industry, and oftentimes they pick a niche market and present a novel business model different from the establishment of Alibaba or JD.com . […]

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TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content

TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise .45 billion for AI and content ByteDance, the Chinese company behind the immensely popular video app TikTok, is in talks to raise $1.45 billion for a new fund, The Information reported on Friday citing sources. The fresh vehicle will help power artificial intelligence and media content […]

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