The ByteDance logo shown on a smartphone screen on September 12, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
The ByteDance logo shown on a smartphone screen on September 12, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
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TikTok owner ByteDance quietly launches search app Wukong in China, where Google is banned

  • ByteDance’s promise of no ads on Wukong could be seen as a swipe at market leader Baidu, which has faced years of controversy over paid listings
  • The app is the TikTok owner’s second go at a dedicated search product, which comes within days of Tencent shutting down its Sogou search app

The ByteDance logo shown on a smartphone screen on September 12, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
The ByteDance logo shown on a smartphone screen on September 12, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
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