President Xi Jinping’s government is reining in the country’s most powerful corporations and their billionaire founders, including Alibaba Group, Tencent Holdings and Didi Global. But why?
US President Joe Biden is withdrawing a series of executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok.
Zhang Yiming, founder of TikTok owner ByteDance, told employees he will step down as CEO and be succeeded by human resources chief Liang Rubo, the company disclosed on Thursday.
Just last year, the world’s most valuable start-up, ByteDance, was being squeezed from all sides. For all the obstacles, the company kept growing. Now its founder, 38-year-old Zhang Yiming, is among the world’s richest people.
Shares of ByteDance, the Chinese parent of hit video app TikTok, are trading at a valuation of more than $250-billion in the secondary market, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discord is not new, but talks about a $10-billion sale to Microsoft has the world wondering about this videogame-centric chat app.
Microsoft is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord for more than US$10-billion, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
ByteDance is suing Tencent Holdings over alleged monopolies in its WeChat and QQ platforms, escalating a feud between the leading Chinese social media giants.
The next killer smartphone app has arrived – and it offers the potential to transform how we communicate, share knowledge and even make new friends.
Social network firm Reddit said on Sunday ithat t would buy short-video platform Dubsmash, becoming the latest company to expand in a space dominated by Chinese-owned TikTok.