The sudden death of an employee at ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, has sparked online discussions about Chinese internet companies’ intense work culture. Earlier this week, a male ByteDance employee in his late 20s felt sick after working out at a company gym, and he later died, according to ByteDance. The company, which covered all the medical expenses, issued a statement expressing...
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TikTok is one of the most popular entertainment services in the U.S., used monthly by nearly half of the population. Yet as the app battles for its life, it has remarkably few allies to provide support. Even those that directly benefit from TikTok, such as music labels and creators, have mixed feelings about TikTok, largely because they say it doesn’t pay its partners enough. That’s...
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