ByteDance to lay off hundreds of employees from the gaming department

ByteDance, the Beijing-based company that owns TikTok, is downsizing its Nuverse gaming division and laying off hundreds of employees, reports BBC. Founded in 2019, Nuverse has failed to release a commercially successful project, leading to staff cuts and new projects being canceled in December. “We regularly review our business and ... Read more

TikTok’s CEO further fueled Washington’s mistrust of the company

At hearing in the House of Representatives on Thursday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew faced a barrage of questions about whether the data of American users could be vulnerable to surveillance by China. Referring to Forbes message, later confirmed by the company itself, Florida Rep. Neal Dunn asked Chew whether ... Read more

Not only TikTok: ByteDance has another popular app in the US, CapCut

Despite the fact that in the world TikTok ban for government workers gains momentum over security concerns and the app’s Chinese owners, another popular app from ByteDance has so far managed to avoid similar attention. CapCut, a video editing tool that helps people quickly create online videos and memes, has ... Read more

More and more countries are joining the ban on TikTok on officials’ smartphones

The US is not the only country concerned that TikTok originated in China. Fears about the app, which is owned by ByteDance, quickly spread around the world. In just a few months, more than 5 countries have implemented full or partial bans on TikTok on government devices, pushing the popular ... Read more

The owner of TikTok admitted that his employees did have access to user data

ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, admitted this week that several of its employees improperly accessed the data of American TikTok users and two journalists. TikTok CEO Shou Chew acknowledged this in a memo published by the Bloomberg agency. The disclosure followed a months-long internal investigation at the company, which ... Read more

Not only TikTok: ByteDance will start selling the Pico 4 VR headset in Europe

Chinese startup Pico, which develops virtual reality devices and was acquired by TikTok developer ByteDance last year, has introduced the Pico 4 VR headset. It will be sold in Europe from October 18 and will cost from 429 euros. The headset has a stand-alone design, but can also be connected ... Read more