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Billboard
How Maroon 5's Social Video Success Came by Moving From Musical.ly to White-Label Solution Vivoomhandful of startups like Musical.ly and Smule continue to grow -- the former wa
Billboard / Posted 4 days ago
handful of startups like Musical.ly and Smule continue to grow -- the former was recently acquired by Chinese site Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. for a reported $800 million, while the latter raised a $54 million strategic financing round in May... Read more
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Variety
Beijing’s Bytedance Steps Up Global Video and Entertainment Profile With Musical.ly Buy, Live.me FundingNovember 10, 2017 1:48PM PT If you live outside of Asia, you’re about to get m
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
November 10, 2017 1:48PM PT If you live outside of Asia, you’re about to get more familiar with the five-year-old internet news and video... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Insanely popular lip-syncing app Musical.ly just got acquired for $1 billionit wasn’t Facebook who did the acquiring. https://t.co/1RaQErubky How far the
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
it wasn’t Facebook who did the acquiring. https://t.co/1RaQErubky How far the Musical.ly craze will continue into the future is anybody’s guess, but for now the buy looks like quite a win for Bytedance in the war over our attenti... Read more
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Bizjournals
Music video app Musical.ly sold for $800MInc., maker of a musical video social app popular with teens, has been bought b
Bizjournals / Posted 8 days ago
Inc., maker of a musical video social app popular with teens, has been bought by Chinese news and information site Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. for a reported $800 million. Musical.ly, which was founded in Shanghai by co-CEOs Alex Zhu and Luyu... Read more
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Mashable
An app where teenagers lip synch reportedly got bought for $1 billionthe deal. But rather than the world's largest social network swooping in again
Mashable / Posted 8 days ago
the deal. But rather than the world's largest social network swooping in again, a Chinese media giant closed the deal. Bytedance defines itself as "a leading AI-powered content platform." It owns Chinese media company Jinri Toutiao, which also... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Musical.ly, a Chinese app big in the U.S., sells for $1 billionnetwork popular with teenagers in the United States and Europe, is being sold f
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
network popular with teenagers in the United States and Europe, is being sold for between $800 million and $1 billion to Bytedance, the company that controls the Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, according to a person familiar with the... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Musical.ly Acquired by Chinese Startup for $800MThe lip-sync app currently has more than 200 million users. Lip-sync app Music
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 8 days ago
The lip-sync app currently has more than 200 million users. Lip-sync app Musical.ly has been scooped up by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., or simply ByteDance, the Chinese startup behind news site Jinri Toutiao, the company announced on Friday.... Read more
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CNET
Popular teen app Musical.ly sells for reported $800 milScreenshot:Ty Pendlebury/CNET Bytedance, a company valued at $20 billion and w
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
Screenshot:Ty Pendlebury/CNET Bytedance, a company valued at $20 billion and which produces the Toutiao news aggregation app, announced the news on Friday morning but did not announce the financial terms, according to Bloomberg. Musical.ly lets... Read more
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Billboard
Musical.ly Acquired By Chinese Startup for $800 MillionLip-sync app Musical.ly has been scooped up by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co.
Billboard / Posted 8 days ago
Lip-sync app Musical.ly has been scooped up by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., or simply ByteDance, the Chinese startup behind news site Jinri Toutiao, the company announced on Friday. Although financial details were not disclosed, multiple outlets... Read more
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Zero Hedge
November 10of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens, has agreed to be acquired
Zero Hedge / Posted 8 days ago
of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens, has agreed to be acquired by Chinese news and information site Beijing Bytedance Technology Co for as much as $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. on.wsj.com/2hnaPyZ -... Read more
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Variety
China’s Bytedance Buying Social-Video App Musical.lyCREDIT: Courtesy of ByteDance (via LinkedIn) Bytedance described the deal as a
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
CREDIT: Courtesy of ByteDance (via LinkedIn) Bytedance described the deal as a “merger” and offered no details of the transaction. Financial news agency Bloomberg reported it as being priced at about $800 million, while the Wall Street Journal put... Read more
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Variety
China’s Bytedance Buying Video Site Musical.lyCREDIT: Courtesy of ByteDance (via LinkedIn) Bytedance described the deal as a
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
CREDIT: Courtesy of ByteDance (via LinkedIn) Bytedance described the deal as a “merger” and offered no detail of the transaction. Financial news agency Bloomberg reported it as being priced at about $800 million, while The Wall Street Journal put... Read more
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Technode
Toutiao parent continues world expansion with Musical.ly purchase and Cheetah Mobile collaborationToutiao’s parent company ByteDance is taking globalization seriously and its re
Technode / Posted 8 days ago
Toutiao’s parent company ByteDance is taking globalization seriously and its recent shopping spree proves it. On Wednesday, the proud owner of China’s popular AI media platform announced that it will form a collaboration with Cheetah Mobile by buying... Read more
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Reuters
China's Bytedance buying lip-sync app Musical.ly for up to $1 billionHONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese online content platform Bytedance said o
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese online content platform Bytedance said on Friday it would buy popular lip-sync platform Musical.ly, in a deal seen valued at up to $1 billion that underlines the global ambitions of the fast-growing tech... Read more
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Reuters
China's Bytedance says to merge with lip-syncing app Musical.ly(Reuters) - China’s AI-powered content platform Bytedance Ltd said on Friday it
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
(Reuters) - China’s AI-powered content platform Bytedance Ltd said on Friday it would merge with lip-syncing app Musical.ly Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Musical.ly will continue to operate as an independent platform post... Read more
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Variety
China’s Bytedance Buying Musical.ly for $800 Million (Reports)China’s giant digital content aggregator, Bytedance is poised to acquire U.S.-b
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
China’s giant digital content aggregator, Bytedance is poised to acquire U.S.-based social video app Musical.ly, according to reports. The deal, which is expected to be announced shortly, is priced at some $800 million, according to a report by... Read more

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