Chinese users from all over the country can now access online supermarket shopping services on ByteDance's short video app Douyin.
A Chinese web user verified to be a fresh master's graduate from the elite Tsinghua University complained online recently that the monthly salary for a back-end development engineer at ByteDance was as low as 20,000 yuan ($2,947) per month.
Qi Junyuan, the former head of Alibaba's online storage platform and founder of Teambition, a digital collaboration platform, has recently joined Feishu, an office communications platform operated by ByteDance.
The management team of Feishu, an office communications platform owned by ByteDance, revealed at a recent internal meeting that the product's domestic business operations in China will soon no longer be profitable, and its focus will shift to overseas markets.
ByteDance's Douyin, a short video app that is the counterpart of TikTok for mainland China, recently launched desktop software on its official website called "Douyin Chat," providing service for Windows and Mac clients.
Chinese tech giant ByteDance has launched a round of layoffs covering about one-tenth of its employees, mainly affecting staff members focused on R&D, products and operations.
After 531 days of not uploading any new videos, Li Ziqi, a prominent Chinese vlogger, will return to broadcasting in the near future and will continue to cooperate with her multi-channel network (MCN) partner company in the future.
Zhuhaojia, the self-operated home decoration unit of Beijing-based TikTok owner ByteDance, has recently launched an independent app, indicating that the tech giant has separated this business division.
During the recent FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Chinese short video platform Douyin provided full-time and 4K ultra-high-definition free livestreaming content. On December 20, the platform released a report, showing that the cumulative number of livestreaming viewers of the World Cup reached 10.6 billion.
A ByteDance-owned reading tool called "Shiqu" will officially stop all operations and services from December 12. This app, launched by ByteDance in April this year, allows users to subscribe to desired information based on keywords and data sources.
A software copyright infringement case leveled by ByteDance-owned game developer Moonton against Tencent opened for court sessions in Shanghai on November 29, attracting significant attention from the broader market.
Reports have surfaced recently claiming that some newly released PICO 4 VR devices have defective parts, and that the rapidly expanding ByteDance-owned firm is splitting into factions. On November 28, a PICO spokesperson denied these rumors.
China's automobile and coffee industries have been getting closer and closer lately. In October of this year, domestic electric vehicle maker NIO applied for several trademarks related to coffee in a bid to search for new growth points.
ByteDance is accelerating its layout in the music field. Just after launching the app "Soda Music" in the first half of the year, it recently quietly launched another app called "Tomato Music," which is designed more for small-town and rural markets.
On November 10, news that TikTok Shop will be launched in US was finally confirmed. In order to register for TikTok Shop in the US, merchants will need to use a domestic mobile phone number and email address, or an existing TikTok account. An invitation code is also required.
ByteDance-owned social media platform Duoshan has ushered in a major update, transitioning from a video-messaging app into a photo-based app and re-registering on the App Store.
An independent shopping channel has been set up within Toutiao, a content discovery platform owned by ByteDance. Users of the new service can purchase goods provided by Douyin's e-commerce business in the shopping channel by inputting keywords and placing an order.
ByteDance's TikTok has set a goal to reach 1.05 billion daily active users (DAUs) globally by the end of 2022. The popular short video platform currently has more than 800 million DAUs.
Following the launch of virtual avatar "Douyin Zaizai," ByteDance's Douyin platform recently unveiled a new virtual space. Meanwhile, competing Chinese short video streaming platform Kuaishou is also developing a virtual avatar social networking layout.
The official website of ByteDance-owned online social platform Feiliao has recently been shut down and download channels have been closed, although any official suspension announcement has yet to be made.