Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: ByteDance

TikTok plans to change its corporate structure to distance itself from China

Executives are discussing options such as creating a new management board for TikTok and establishing a separate headquarters for the app outside of China.

China punishes 10 of country’s most popular apps in renewed clampdown on Tencent, ByteDance

China said the services must rectify vulgar and other problematic content and that it’s blacklisted selected live-streaming hosts, but did not elaborate.

TikTok wants to do something traditional – produce a reality TV show

The company, part of Chinese technology giant ByteDance, is seeking to broaden its appeal and showcase different ways of using its videos.

TikTok parent ByteDance launches global hiring spree with 10,000 new jobs

ByteDance, the world’s largest start-up, is recruiting for 10,000 open positions, of which a third are high-level research or software coding jobs.

TikTok rival Byte debuts at top of Apple’s US app store

Byte was downloaded more than 780,000 times over the weekend, with three quarters of those installs coming from the US.

ByteDance is looking for a new CEO for its TikTok business

The hiring of a new US-based CEO may be aimed at resolving security concerns raised by American politicians over the Chinese video app.

Vigo — the Chinese social media app where India’s cows & newlyweds’ PDA are going viral

Chinese social media app Vigo has been in the news with the alleged disappearance of one of its Indian stars.

TikTok to PUBG, Indian users in Chinese grip: free apps come with data privacy concerns

China’s domination of India’s app economy rides on users' aversion to pay for online services. But Chinese apps have been repeatedly criticised for their misuse.

TikTok owner testing music app in bid for next global hit

The new app Resso displays lyrics and also allows users to generate music-accompanied GIFs and videos, emulating a favorite feature of TikTok.

California college student sues TikTok over data use

The student alleged TikTok harvested her videos, gathered personally identifiable information and then transferred that data to servers in China.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.