Update: TikTok Banned by Three More States Along With WeChat, Huawei, Others

Georgia, Idaho and New Hampshire have banned TikTok on government devices. These states join Alabama, Florida, North Dakota, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Maryland. Georgia has also banned WeChat and Telegram (WeChat being a product from Spotify partner TenCent): Idaho just banned TikTok. And New Hampshire implemented a more extensive ban on […]

The TikTok Blame Game Starts

The walls appear to be closing in on TikTok (or as it’s becoming known, TikSoft).  This is probably particularly galling to the founder of Bytedance (TikTok’s parent company). Zhang Yiming worked at Microsoft but left in 2008. Mr. Zhang is launching a Google-style reaction and deflection campaign against the U.S. Government’s standard Committee on Foreign […]

When Pigs Fly: The TikTok Fire Sale Belly Flop

You may have heard that the massive copyright infringer TikTok is going to be sold.  I seriously doubt that’s what’s going on at all.  It’s not a “sale” in any normal sense.  It’s a fire sale at best.  You’ve heard the (sexist) expression in mergers and acquisitions circles, put some lipstick and stockings on that […]