ByteDance, which makes the short-video app TikTok, has shut down its news-aggregator app, which used artificial intelligence to display personalized articles, Reuters reported. The app, TopBuzz, was the overseas equivalent of its Chinese app, Toutiao, which was an early hit in China. The shut down of TopBuzz shows that not everything ByteDance makes in China can be easily transferred to western...
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TikTok CEO Expands Purview to Include ByteDance’s New App Lemon8
The Singapore-based CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, is getting a bigger job. TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, is putting its newer social media app, Lemon8, under Chew’s supervision, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move appears to reflect ByteDance’s strategy of locating the heads of its global apps outside China, in an effort to defend...
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