Exclusive: China's Bytedance says India TikTok ban causing $500,000 daily loss, risks jobs

TikTok has become immensely popular over the past year, particularly with the younger demographic. The app lets users record themselves lip-syncing and dancing to songs or dialogues from movies. TikTok has proven to be particularly popular in Asia but it’s now having to deal with some backlash in one of its biggest markets. Apple and Google have complied with a court order in India and removed TikTok from the App Store and Play Store in the country. The Madras High Court ordered the removal of TikTok amid concerns that the app is being used to spread pornography. TikTok is owned by Chinese company ByteDance which approached India’s top court to have the ruling reversed. However, the appeal was dismissed. This complicates matters for TikTok and its over 120 million users in the country.Given that the app has been removed from the App Store and the Play Store, those who still have the app installed on their phones will be able to use the service. However, if a user changes their phone or if someon

Exclusive: China's Bytedance says India TikTok ban causing $500,000 daily loss, risks jobs

India's ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in "financial losses" of up to $500,000 a day for its developer, Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, and has put more than 250 jobs ...

Tue 23 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Video app TikTok's India download ban worries wider tech industry

An Indian ban on downloading TikTok, one of the world's most popular mobile applications, has heightened industry worries that technology companies could now face increased scrutiny and regulatory ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Apple And Google Remove TikTok In India Following Court Order

TikTok has become immensely popular over the past year, particularly with the younger demographic. The app lets users record themselves lip-syncing and dancing to songs or dialogues from movies. ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Ubergizmo

Google and Apple block social media sensation TikTok in India

One of China's biggest social media companies has run into trouble in India.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from CNN

TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Technology's efforts ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

TikTok: Apple and Google block video sharing app in India

The removal comes after a court called for a ban on the video app over concerns of risk to children.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from BBC Technology

Google blocks TikTok downloads in India over pornography concerns

Today, Google blocked TikTok downloads from its Google Play store in India, and Apple has been asked to do the same. The move comes after India's federal government sent a letter ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Engadget

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told ...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Reuters Technology

Indian Authorities Order Apple And Google to Remove TikTok From App Stores

Indian officials have been scrambling to stop people from using TikTok in the country, so they can control porn and political trolling. Read more...

Tue 16 Apr 19 from Gizmodo

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