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Founded Year

2012

Stage

Private Equity | Alive

Total Raised

$7.44B

Revenue

$0000 

About Bytedance

ByteDance offers content platforms that enable people to enjoy content powered by AI technology. ByteDance operates a dozen products accessible all over the world including TikTok, Vigo, Toutiao, TopBuzz and more.

Bytedance Headquarter Location

No. 48, Zhichun Road Haidian District

Beijing, Beijing, 100098,

China

Latest Bytedance News

Tencent Blames WeChat Access for Search Engines on Loophole

Oct 22, 2021

1:58 PM IST, 22 Oct 2021 9:26 AM IST, 22 Oct 2021 1:58 PM IST, 22 Oct 2021 Save (Bloomberg) -- Tencent Holdings Ltd. said loopholes created during a recent tech upgrade made some content on its enclosed WeChat ecosystem available on search engines. (Bloomberg) -- Tencent Holdings Ltd. said loopholes created during a recent tech upgrade made some content on its enclosed WeChat ecosystem available on search engines. While the company said the vulnerability had already been fixed, searches performed on Friday afternoon using Google, which is blocked in mainland China, and Microsoft Corp.’s Bing were still able to locate social media articles from WeChat. Articles on the super-app had previously only been discoverable through its native search function or on smaller engine Sogou, controlled by Tencent, and they remain unavailable on the country’s search leader Baidu Inc.   “Due to a recent tech upgrade on the platform, loopholes were created in the protocols for public accounts on WeChat and that allowed external crawlers to access some of the content,” Tencent sad in a statement Friday. A Baidu representative confirmed that its search engine still couldn’t access WeChat content, while representatives for Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Microsoft didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. The appearance of WeChat content on major search engines fueled speculation that Beijing had landed another victory in its efforts to eradicate online barriers. China’s tech-industry overseer is considering asking media companies including Tencent and ByteDance Ltd. to let rivals access their content in search results, Bloomberg News reported Monday. The regulators’ deliberations currently center on WeChat’s public accounts, which let individuals and businesses publish articles on everything from films to football and foreign policy. That massive content library is blocked from search engines operated by the likes of Baidu and ByteDance and any liberalization would have shaken up the internet advertising arena. Beijing has declared war on the so-called walled gardens of China’s internet, part of a campaign to reign in big tech. It accuses a handful of companies of unreasonably blocking rivals to protect their respective spheres: Tencent in social media via WeChat, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in e-commerce with Taobao and Tmall and, more recently, ByteDance in video and news via Douyin and Toutiao. The country’s online giants have taken steps to lower some of those barriers. In September, Tencent allowed WeChat users to link to external services from rivals such as Alibaba, and the e-commerce giant later that month added WeChat’s payment system to some of its apps . ©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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Expert Collections containing Bytedance

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Bytedance is included in 6 Expert Collections, including Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups.

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Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups

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AI 100 2018

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Digital Media

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Enterprise SaaS

2,452 items

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) – internet based software offered as a subscription – continues to become the de facto standard for software distribution and consumption. Enterprise SaaS continues to show particular promise, emerging as one of the most well-funded categories. Startu

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SoftBank Investments 2017-2019

146 items

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Artificial Intelligence

7,895 items

This collection includes startups selling AI SaaS, using AI algorithms to develop their core products, and those developing hardware to support AI workloads.

Bytedance Patents

Bytedance has filed 218 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Video compression
  • Video codecs
  • Videotelephony
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