A man holding a phone walks past a sign with the TikTok logo at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou in October. Photo: Reuters

US investigating TikTok owner ByteDance over US$1 billion acquisition of social media app Musical.ly

  • Beijing-based firm did not seek clearance from US committee that reviews deals by foreign acquirers for national security risks
  • TikTok has been growing more popular among US teens amid growing tensions with China over trade and technology transfers
Topic |   TikTok app

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A man holding a phone walks past a sign with the TikTok logo at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou in October. Photo: Reuters
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Launched in 2017, TikTok has faced mounting pressure over the past several weeks from Washington to Silicon Valley. Photo: Handout

If TikTok is the new US bogeyman, what does this mean for ByteDance’s overseas expansion plans?

  • Launched in 2017, TikTok has faced mounting pressure over past weeks from Washington to Silicon Valley
Topic |   Apps

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Launched in 2017, TikTok has faced mounting pressure over the past several weeks from Washington to Silicon Valley. Photo: Handout
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