On December 5, a coalition of delivery platforms including Dada, SF Express' intra-city delivery unit and FlashEx announced that they had reached cooperation with ByteDance's Douyin to provide intra-city distribution solutions for food and beverage enterprises.
During the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Abdulrahman Fahad al-Thani, a member of the country's ruling family, has become a hit among Chinese fans. On November 27, he officially set up an account on TikTok's sister app for mainland China, Douyin.
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.
Football fans in China previously watched the World Cup only through traditional television channels like CCTV or online video streaming platforms such as Youku, but during this year's edition, ByteDance's Douyin became the first short video platform in the country to obtain live broadcasting rights for the competition.
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.
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.
The decision in regard to Tencent's lawsuit against Douyin for video infringement was announced. Douyin needs to delete, filter and intercept related video clips on the platform about the soap opera named "The Worm Valley", and compensate Tencent for more than 32.4 million yuan ($4.38 million).
ByteDance's Douyin, the sister app of TikTok for mainland China, has set up a new branch responsible for local life business in Chengdu, Sichuan Province and has also set up on-demand delivery and community group-buying distribution businesses.
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.
It was reported that at about 17:31 on October 18, the global daily active users (DAU) of TikTok, a world-famous short video sharing app under ByteDance, exceeded 1 billion. Company insiders later responded that the news was untrue.
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.
Global game engine giant Unity's affiliate in China added several new shareholders, including subsidiaries of ByteDance’s Douyin, game developer miHoYo, smartphone maker OPPO, and multimedia service provider China Mobile.
ByteDance subsidiary Douyin Group launched a new logo on October 12, and its account avatars on Douyin, TikTok's sister app for mainland China, and on its official WeChat account have been replaced with new ones.
Sogou, a Chinese tech firm acquired by Tencent last year, has launched a youthful community-based social product called "Miaogeng." On this platform, users can create texts and pictures around trending topics and buzzwords, deploying emojis to express their emotions.
Starting on September 4, the Chinese division of Japanese fast fashion brand Uniqlo commenced e-commerce livestreaming sessions on Douyin, TikTok's counterpart for mainland China owned by parent company ByteDance.
News emerged on September 7 that an independent e-commerce app called "Douyin Box," owned by ByteDance, will soon suspend operations, although Douyin has denied the news.
On August 31, Beijing-based tech company ByteDance held an All Hands staff meeting event. During the more than one-hour event, management responded to many problems and challenges facing ByteDance at present.
The Hurun Research Institute released its Global Unicorn Index 2022 Half-Year Report on August 30, offering a ranking of the world’s startups founded since 2000 and worth at least $1 billion, although not yet listed on a public exchange.
On August 19, Ele.me, a food delivery platform, and ByteDance's Douyin, jointly announced a cooperation deal. The two sides will work together to explore offerings of local life services while helping to connect merchants and consumers.