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Exclusive: TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public - sources

Oct 12 2020

Triller Inc, a budding competitor to popular short-video app TikTok, is in discussions with blank-check acquisition companies about a merger which would take the U.S. social media company public, according to people familiar with the matter.

How a marked-up term sheet and messy rollout threw TikTok deal into disarray

Sep 23 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK As China's ByteDance raced to seal a deal with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc to keep its video-sharing app TikTok operational in the United States, an apparent breakthrough came last Wednesday in a phone call to U.S. Treasury officials.

ByteDance, Oracle at loggerheads over terms of TikTok agreement

Sep 21 2020

NEW YORK/BEIJING ByteDance and Oracle Corp issued conflicting statements on Monday over the terms of an agreement they reached with the White House over the weekend to allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's preliminary blessing of the deal. | Video

China's ByteDance gets Trump nod to avoid TikTok shutdown

Sep 21 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China's ByteDance to divest the video app. | Video

Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday

Sep 19 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. | Video

World News

Thai protest leader released after Wednesday arrest

One of Thailand's protest leaders, Patsaravalee "Mind" Tanakitvibulpon, was released on Thursday after being arrested a day earlier on charges related to emergency measures imposed last week to stop protests, she said.