TikTok, ensnared in India lawsuit, is removed from Google Play

Short video app TikTok was blocked on Google’s app store shortly after an Indian state court refused Bytedance’s…


Facing prospect of ban, Bytedance says it 'has faith' in India's judicial system

As legal efforts aimed at banning the Bytedance app in India gain momentum, the Chinese company behind the short video…


Briefing: China Communist Party propaganda quiz app to hire hundreds

China’s Propaganda Quiz App Is Hiring Hundreds – Bloomberg What happened: State media China Central Television station…


BiliBili threatened with lawsuit about videos mocking Chinese idol

Anime-themed video streaming website BiliBili received a letter on Friday from Chinese singer Cai Xukun's lawyer to…


One of Lu Benwei’s old videos is seen on Weibo on April 12, 2019. Lu was banned from all video and live-streaming platforms after verbally insulting another content creator and causing a “very bad social influence” in 2017. (Image Credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)

The stars who vanished from China's live-streaming galaxy

One of Lu Benwei’s old videos on Weibo, accessed on April 12, 2019. Lu was banned from all video and live-streaming…


Briefing: Bytedance tells India’s top court that TikTok ban will harm free speech

Ban on TikTok app would harm free speech, China's Bytedance tells India's top court - Reuters What happened: Bytedance…


‘Honour of Kings’ user base and playtime decline could benefit Tencent: analyst

Screenshot of Tencent Games title, "Honour of Kings" (Image credit: Analysys). Monthly active users (MAU) and total…


Briefing: Bytedance offers employees new share option plan

市前的“绑定游戏”:字节跳动开启大范围期权换购 - 36Kr What happened: Bytedance recently announced a new share option plan for its employees,…


Briefing: Live-streaming platform Huya to raise $343 million in new share offering

China game-streaming firm Huya launches $343 million follow-on offering – Reuters What happened: Live-streaming…


TikTok launches talent search competition in Japan, South Korea

TikTok Spotlight's announcement event in Japan (Image credit: Bytedance). Bytedance-owned short video app TikTok…