Bytedance and Tencent reach music licensing deal: report

By Tony Xu

Jan 13, 20201 min read A photo of Bytedance’s office in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)Bytedance-owned short video app Douyin reached a music licensing deal with Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) near the end of 2019, marking the first …

Momo launches short video social app ‘Duiyan’

By Tony Xu

Jan 10, 20201 min read Screenshot of Apple’s App Store page for Momo short video app “Duiyan.” (Image credit: TechNode)Dating platform Momo on Wednesday quietly launched a short video social app, “Duiyan,” advancing into China’s crowded video-based …

Douyin campaign bans 2 million accounts for faking fans

By Tony Xu

Jan 9, 20201 min read A photo of Bytedance’s office in Shanghai. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)Bytedance blocked 550 million fake likes and follows on Douyin and banned more than 2 million accounts associated with these misbehaviors in a three-m…