Video-sharing application

TikTok/Douyin 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.

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Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.
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President Donald Trump issued executive orders to ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days citing national security fears. TikTok threatens a lawsuit.
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TikTok says it keeps users data in the United States and Singapore and won't hand it over to the Chinese government.
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It is not clear if the ban will affect the millions of U.S. users who are avid fans of the app.
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The new order bans TikTok under the National Emergencies Act and is set to take effect in 45 days.
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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..
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Mariah Carey's son clearly knows the rules about Mom being "camera-ready" ... as evidenced by this hilarious video of him trying to get her to appear on his..
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President Trump says his threat to ban TikTok is about China stealing data, but that's just a cover story ... at least according to TikTokers who think he can't..
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The U.S. wants "untrusted" Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, calling out TikTok and WeChat.
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New Instagram option will let users record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio and visual effects.
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The app works almost identically to TikTok and comes as the Trump administration moves to ban TikTok in the U.S.
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Apple might not want the ByteDance-owned company, but Microsoft might. And Facebook has previously expressed interest.
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Wall Street loves the software giant's "big bet" as a way to attract consumers and take on Facebook.
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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...
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Trump threatened to "ban" TikTok in the United States last week but his position softened over the weekend amid negotiations with Microsoft.
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The president had said he was going to ban the popular video app from the U.S.
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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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"We're banning them from the United States," the president said.
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Is Microsoft buying TikTok? Will TikTok be banned? The video app said that it's here for the long run while President Trump has threatened a ban.
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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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Trump may sign an order to ban TikTok from operating in the U.S., Isaias heads toward Florida and more news to get your weekend started.
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Trump's threat to bar TikTok comes as the administration investigates whether the app's parent company, ByteDance, is harvesting data from Americans.
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