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ByteDance in talks with Reliance to keep TikTok afloat in India - report

Thursday 13 August 2020 | 12:52 CET | News
China-based ByteDance is early discussions with Reliance Industries for backing its TikTok business in India, writes TechCrunch. The move would save the video app's fate in its biggest market by users, after the Indian government last month bundled several Chinese apps in the country. Reliance operates the telecom venture Jio Platforms, owner of mobile operator Jio. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft / Reliance Industries / TikTok
Countries: India
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