Bytedance, the mother company of Douyin and TikTok, became the first to use artificial intelligence to hook their users in an unprecedented way, says China internet expert Matthew Brennan to Play Crazy Game. The TikTok algorithms turns its users into addicts, in the same way drugs do, says Brennan.
Fashion firm Shein developed a new global position, managing through domestic regulatory difficulties and tense relations between China and the US. Internet watcher Matthew Brennan looks at CNN Business how a new kid at the block is faring and looks in many ways like the successful Tiktok.
When Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of successful internet giant Bytedance, left last week his post, speculations on a relation with the government crackdown on internet firms was easily made. Internet analyst Matthew Brennan, who wrote a book on Bytedance, says there might be a link, but different from what was mostly suggested, he says in Marketscreener.