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TikTok: Video-sharing application
TikTok 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 Musical.ly on August 2, 2018.


TikTok’s journey from social star to Trump target [Video]

TikTok’s journey from social star to Trump target

[NFA] Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok's U.S. operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster few years for the short video app, Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Microsoft faces tech challenges in TikTok move [Video]

Microsoft faces tech challenges in TikTok move

Microsoft Corp's bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavor that could test the patience of President Donald Trump's administration,..

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Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban TikTok in the US [Video]

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban TikTok in the US

China-based company ByteDance is the parent company of TikTok.

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US Stocks Close Mixed [Video]

US Stocks Close Mixed

Reuters US equities closed mixed on Friday as traders weighed escalating US-China tensions against rosy labor-market data. President Donald Trump issued executive orders Thursday afternoon targeting..

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President Trump Issues Executive Order Barring Transactions With ByteDance | THR News [Video]

President Trump Issues Executive Order Barring Transactions With ByteDance | THR News

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday evening barring transactions with ByteDance, forcing the Chinese tech firm to divest itself of its U.S. TikTok operations.

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Trump orders bans on China's TikTok, WeChat [Video]

Trump orders bans on China's TikTok, WeChat

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. Gloria Tso reports.N

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World stocks end four-day winning streak [Video]

World stocks end four-day winning streak

World stocks ended four days of gains on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump cranked up simmering tensions with China by banning U.S. transactions with two popular Chinese apps, Tencent's WeChat..

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Amid China tension, India & Japan talk business as Delhi seeks investments [Video]

Amid China tension, India & Japan talk business as Delhi seeks investments

Union minister Piyush Goyal spoke at the Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum - Japan Edition on Thursday, seeking to boost trade ties between Delhi and Tokyo. He said that together, the two nations..

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Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels [Video]

Instagram Launches TikTok Competitor Reels

With TikTok’s potential ban in the United States, Instagram is the latest company to hop on the competitor bandwagon.

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Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram [Video]

Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram

Facebook rolled out a new short-form video service called Reels within its popular Instagram app in an apparent attempt to steal some of rival TikTok's teen users. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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U.S. to act on TikTok, other Chinese apps 'in coming days' -WH [Video]

U.S. to act on TikTok, other Chinese apps 'in coming days' -WH

The United States will take action in coming days on the popular short-video app TikTok and other Chinese apps, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday, but..

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Trump flips on TikTok, urges big U.S. sales cut [Video]

Trump flips on TikTok, urges big U.S. sales cut

[NFA] Just a few days after President Donald Trump said he was considering banning China's TikTok in the United States, Trump reversed course on Monday, saying the U.S. should receive a "substantial..

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Snapchat Targets TikTok With Music On Snaps [Video]

Snapchat Targets TikTok With Music On Snaps

Snapchat Targets TikTok With Music On Snaps

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Tie-dye Is The New Cool Quarantine Craft [Video]

Tie-dye Is The New Cool Quarantine Craft

A colorful fashion trend seen in the '60s and '70s is making a big comeback. Tie-Dying fabric is gaining popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. With more people spending more time at home, the fun..

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TikTok and The Weeknd team up for virtual concert [Video]

TikTok and The Weeknd team up for virtual concert

The show is on August 7 at 8:30 PM ET with a digital avatar representing the singer.

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TikTok and The Weeknd  team up for virtual concert [Video]

TikTok and The Weeknd team up for virtual concert

The show is on August 7 at 8:30 PM ET with a digital avatar representing the singer.

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TikTok: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ [Video]

TikTok: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’

TikTok: ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’

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TikTok's owner offers to forego stake - sources [Video]

TikTok's owner offers to forego stake - sources

China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the..

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TikTok threatens legal action after President Trump issues executive order to block app

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TikTok and privacy: What's the problem? Perhaps the video-sharing app gathers too much data

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Trump signs order to bar transactions with TikTok's parent company

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What's the difference between TikTok and Instagram's "Reels"?

Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced this week that it's launching a new short-form video feature called Instagram "Reels" as a direct competitor to the popular TikTok app. CNET senior producer..
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TikTok, WeChat and 'untrusted' Chinese apps should be removed from U.S. app stores, Pompeo says

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Facebook launches Instagram Reels to lure TikTok users

New Instagram option will let users record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio and visual effects.
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Facebook launches TikTok rival Reels for Instagram

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Apple denies interest in acquiring TikTok, report says

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Microsoft sees $95 billion boost on possible TikTok deal

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

President Trump's set a deadline for Microsoft -- or any other tech giant for that matter -- to buy TikTok's U.S. operations or he'll shut the app down for good. The Prez spoke to reporters Monday at..
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After threatening quick action, Trump says he'll hold off on 'banning' TikTok for now

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Microsoft trying to buy TikTok's U.S. arm after talking with Trump

The president had said he was going to ban the popular video app from the U.S.
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Microsoft confirms it's exploring purchase of TikTok after CEO's conversation with President Trump

Microsoft confirmed it is prepared to continue discussions on purchasing TikTok after a conversation between CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump.
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Trump says he plans to ban TikTok from U.S.

"We're banning them from the United States," the president said.
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TikTok responds to Trump's proposed ban: 'We're not planning on going anywhere'

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What’s Going On With TikTok? Here’s What We Know

President Trump is talking about banning the app. TikTok may also sell its U.S. operations. Let’s sort through it all here.
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Matthew Stewart has been recording his 87-year-old grandma for years. Together, they have more than 1 million fans on TikTok.
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Ban TikTok? Trump campaign pushes Facebook ads asking if he should block the music app

The advertisements warn that "TikTok is spying on you," hinting toward long-held theories about the ByteDance-owned app sharing user data.
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Amazon requiring employees to remove TikTok app from their devices

Amazon is reportedly requiring its employees delete the social media app TikTok due to a potential security risk.
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Spotify, Pinterest and TikTok not working for thousands of iPhone users

Spotify and Pinterest are among a long list of apps acting glitchy for thousands of iPhone users on Friday.
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Seattle authorities say 2 people found in suitcases by teens filming TikTok video died from gunshot wounds

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Dentist's clever hack for making face masks fit better goes viral on TikTok

Olivia Cui demonstrates how to make a loose-fitting surgical mask tighter and more snug in a now-viral TikTok.  
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Pompeo talks Tik Toc, Chinese aggression and more

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rebuffed the Chinese social networking service Tik Tok Wednesday when asked about comments he made earlier in the week of banning Chinese social media apps,..
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Kellyanne Conway's teen daughter hopes to help 'educate' with TikToks opposing Trump, supporting Black Lives Matter

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's 15-year-old daughter is making waves with anti-Trump TikTok videos.
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‘PizzaGate’ Conspiracy Theory Thrives Anew in the TikTok Era

The false theory targeting Democrats, now fueled by QAnon and teenagers on TikTok, is entangling new targets like Justin Bieber.
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‘TikTok Grandma’ Who Helped Tank Trump Rally Now Works for Biden

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Breland wants to change perceptions about country music

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K-pop stans, teens on TikTok may have inflated expected turnout to Trump's Tulsa rally

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Chinese video app TikTok's new Chief Executive Kevin Mayer has told EU digital chief Thierry Breton he intends to play an active role fighting disinformation, an EU official said on Tuesday, as Breton..
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