India’s government has banned Tiktok, Wechat, and 57 other Chinese apps in seeming retaliation for border clashes in the Himalayas.
Elliott and James welcome Matthew Brennan to discuss his new book: Attention Factory: The Story of Tiktok and China’s Bytedance.
The company’s first-ever gaming license clears the way for Bytedance to earn revenue from China’s multi-billion-dollar mobile gaming market.
Bytedance is expanding beyond its core businesses in news aggregation and short video into e-commerce, gaming, and search.
News that the mega app is finally adding dark mode on iOS spurred discussion among netizens, many of whom saw the move as relenting to Apple’s pressure.
Given his track record and ambition, the move is significant, Kevin Mayer may be exactly what Bytedance needs to fuel its next stage of growth.
Who does India’s app ban really hurt more? China, or its own consumers and entrepreneurs. Delhi would be better advised to reconsider.