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Variety
Beijing’s Bytedance Steps Up Global Video and Entertainment Profile With Musical.ly Buy, Live.me Fundingis to develop machine-learning algorithms for personalized content recommendati
Variety / Posted 11 days ago
is to develop machine-learning algorithms for personalized content recommendations. According to Musical.ly co-founder Alex Zhu, “Bytedance’s leading AI technologies and top-notch AI developers can empower us to innovate faster and roll out new... Read more
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Bizjournals
Music video app Musical.ly sold for $800Msite Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. for a reported $800 million. Musical.ly,
Bizjournals / Posted 11 days ago
site Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. for a reported $800 million. Musical.ly, which was founded in Shanghai by co-CEOs Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang in 2014 and opened its Santa Monica, California office in 2016. The app, which now has about 100... Read more
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Mashable
An app where teenagers lip synch reportedly got bought for $1 billionnew and exciting video creation tools to our users, and we see AI as a critical
Mashable / Posted 11 days ago
new and exciting video creation tools to our users, and we see AI as a critical factor in augmenting human creativity," Alex Zhu, co-founder and co-CEO of Musical.ly, said in a statement. For Bytedance, they're looking to grow in new markets.... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Musical.ly Acquired by Chinese Startup for $800Musers creating and sharing 15-second music videos, Musical.ly was founded in Ch
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
users creating and sharing 15-second music videos, Musical.ly was founded in China three years ago by Louis Yang and Alex Zhu, who will both be joining ByteDance. The startup inked its first major label licensing deal in 2016, with Warner... Read more
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CNET
Popular teen app Musical.ly sells for reported $800 milon the clips, which run between 15 seconds and a minute in length. Musical.ly
CNET / Posted 11 days ago
on the clips, which run between 15 seconds and a minute in length. Musical.ly was founded in Shanghai by Louis Yang and Alex Zhu in 2014, and reached 90 million downloads within two years. Musical.ly isn't the first social app to attract high... Read more
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Billboard
Musical.ly Acquired By Chinese Startup for $800 Millionusers creating and sharing 15-second music videos, Musical.ly was founded in Ch
Billboard / Posted 11 days ago
users creating and sharing 15-second music videos, Musical.ly was founded in China three years ago by Louis Yang and Alex Zhu, who will both be joining ByteDance. The startup inked its first major label licensing deal in 2016, with Warner... Read more
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Fortune
A Chinese Media Giant Is Buying Lip-Sync App Musical.ly for Almost $1 Billiongiant Toutiao for somewhere between $800 million and $1 billion. Musical.ly wa
Fortune / Posted 11 days ago
giant Toutiao for somewhere between $800 million and $1 billion. Musical.ly was founded in Shanghai by Louis Yang and Alex Zhu in 2014, and claims 60 million users, the majority of which are based in the U.S. According to Bloomberg, the app... Read more
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Variety
China’s Bytedance Buying Social-Video App Musical.lywith a reported $20 billion valuation for Bytedance. Musical.ly was founded in
Variety / Posted 11 days ago
with a reported $20 billion valuation for Bytedance. Musical.ly was founded in 2014, initially based in Shanghai, by Alex Zhu and Yang Luyu and now claims 120 million users. It began as a video-sharing service and has become a platform for... Read more
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Variety
China’s Bytedance Buying Video Site Musical.lycompare with a reported $20 billion valuation for Bytedance. Musical.ly was fo
Variety / Posted 11 days ago
compare with a reported $20 billion valuation for Bytedance. Musical.ly was founded in 2014, initially in Shanghai, by Alex Zhu and Yang Luyu and now claims 120 million users. It began as a video-sharing service and has become a platform for... Read more
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Reuters
China's Bytedance buying lip-sync app Musical.ly for up to $1 billionintegrate Bytedance’s sophisticated artificial intelligence technology. The li
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
integrate Bytedance’s sophisticated artificial intelligence technology. The lip-sync platform’s co-founders Louis Yang and Alex Zhu and their global team will join Bytedance and will continue to run the Musical.ly platform, the firm... Read more
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Reuters
China's Bytedance says to merge with lip-syncing app Musical.lytechnology to boost innovation in video content creation, Bytedance said. Musi
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
technology to boost innovation in video content creation, Bytedance said. Musical.ly’s co-founders Louis Yang and Alex Zhu and their global team will join Bytedance and will continue to run the Musical.ly platform, it said. Reporting by... Read more

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