How the Pandemic Changed E-Commerce—and Where It Goes Now

How the Pandemic Changed E-Commerce—and Where It Goes Now

The world of online retail is facing a stark reality: During the pandemic, when many people were stuck at home, they went shopping online. Now that things are returning to normal, e-commerce sales are slowing or falling. For insight into the issue, The Wall Street Journal’s Preetika Rana spoke with Kirsten Green, founder and managing … Read more

TikTok Parent ByteDance Sees Losses Swell in Push for Growth

TikTok Parent ByteDance Sees Losses Swell in Push for Growth

TikTok parent company ByteDance Ltd. saw its operating loss more than triple last year to more than $7 billion as it spent heavily to continue its explosive growth, according to a financial report shared with employees that offers a rare look into the privately held company’s closely guarded finances. ByteDance also produced an operating profit … Read more

TikTok Security-Deal Talks Pose Liability for Biden

TikTok Security-Deal Talks Pose Liability for Biden

WASHINGTON — The potential for Republicans to win majorities in one or both houses of Congress next month is putting pressure on the Biden administration to strike a long-awaited national security deal with Chinese-owned video app TikTok. Administration officials have been negotiating with TikTok executives for more than a year over measures aimed at preventing … Read more

Hun forsøgte at blokere indhold med spiseforstyrrelser på TikTok. Den dukker stadig op dagligt.

Hun forsøgte at blokere indhold med spiseforstyrrelser på TikTok.  Den dukker stadig op dagligt.

Naomi Sanders forsøgte at oprette sin TikTok-konto, så hun ikke ville se videoer om spiseforstyrrelser, men hun siger, at de er umulige at undgå. “Jeg ser stadig indlæg relateret til spiseforstyrrelser på mit foder mindst tre gange om dagen,” siger den 15-årige high school sophomore fra Bellingham, Washington, som har kæmpet med usunde spisevaner siden … Read more

TikTok Company’s new VR headset competes with Meta on price

TikTok Company’s new VR headset competes with Meta on price

The Pico 4 headset is the closest priced and powerful enough VR device for Meta Quest 2 we’ve seen to date. Screenshot: Pico/ByteDance Meta is afraid of TikToks dominant presence in the social media market, and now it looks like the company behind the app, ByteDance, is coming after Meta’s own stake in the Metaverse … Read more

TikTok owner ByteDance offers to buy investors’ shares after scrapping IPO plan

TikTok owner ByteDance offers to buy investors’ shares after scrapping IPO plan

SINGAPORE—China’s ByteDance Ltd. is offering to buy back shares from its investors, allowing them to cash in after the TikTok owner ruled out plans for an initial public offering. The Beijing-based company will use up to $3 billion in cash to buy back shares from existing shareholders at a price of up to $176.94 per … Read more

TikTok owner ByteDance offers to buy investors’ shares after scrapping IPO plan

TikTok owner ByteDance offers to buy investors’ shares after scrapping IPO plan

SINGAPORE—China’s ByteDance Ltd. is offering to buy back shares from its investors, allowing them to cash in after the TikTok owner ruled out plans for an initial public offering. The Beijing-based company will use up to $3 billion in cash to buy back shares from existing shareholders at a price of up to $176.94 per … Read more

TikTok Exec Says Deal With US Government To Address Concerns Over User Data

TikTok Exec Says Deal With US Government To Address Concerns Over User Data

A top TikTok executive pushed back against senators who grilled the company over its ties to China, expressing confidence that a deal with the US government would protect US users’ data. The popular short-form video platform, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., has come under scrutiny in Washington over some of its data practices. At a … Read more

TikTok Exec Says Deal With US Government To Address Concerns Over User Data

TikTok Exec Says Deal With US Government To Address Concerns Over User Data

A top TikTok executive pushed back against senators who grilled the company over its ties to China, expressing confidence that a deal with the US government would protect US users’ data. The popular short-form video platform, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., has come under scrutiny in Washington over some of its data practices. At a … Read more

Instagram Stumbles in Push to Mimic TikTok, Internal Documents Show

Instagram Stumbles in Push to Mimic TikTok, Internal Documents Show

Meta Platforms Inc. META -0.33% Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is betting the social-media giant’s near-term future on Instagram Reels, the short-video feature he is touting as the company’s answer to TikTok. The company’s internal research shows that Meta has a lot of catching up to do. Instagram users cumulatively are spending 17.6 million hours a … Read more