How e-commerce and livestreaming became frenemies

By Emma Lee

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li. “Home appliance queen” Dong Mingzhu, of electronics maker Gree. Luo Yonghao, the indebted online celebrity founder of smartphone maker Smartisan. China’s livestreaming industry has welcomed a flurry of high-profile…

How e-commerce and livestreaming became frenemies

By Emma Lee

Baidu’s billionaire founder Robin Li. “Home appliance queen” Dong Mingzhu, of electronics maker Gree. Luo Yonghao, the indebted online celebrity founder of smartphone maker Smartisan. China’s livestreaming industry has welcomed a flurry of high-profile…

Bytedance is forming a car infotainment team

By Jill Shen

Tiktok owner Bytedance is quietly developing an auto infotainment system that will allow users to navigate content on Douyin and news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, becoming the latest tech giant vying to enter the car connectivity market.

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Bytedance hires Disney streaming chief as Tiktok CEO

By Wei Sheng

Tiktok announced Tuesday it has hired Kevin Mayer, formerly The Walt Disney Company’s top streaming executive, as the chief executive officer of the popular short video app.

Why it matters: The company is intensifying its efforts to address con…

Tiktok is the target of yet another data privacy probe

By Wei Sheng

A Dutch privacy regulator said Friday it would investigate how short video app Tiktok handles the data of teenagers and children on the platform, Reuters is reporting.

Why it matters:The popular social media app, owned by Beijing-based Bytedanc…