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How to download TikTok videos, with and without the app

By now, most people are familiar with . The app skyrocketed to worldwide popularity in less than two years and only continues to grow. Using it is pretty simple, so even newcomers have likely figured out how to record and share videos. But what if youd like to download TikTok videos to enjoy later? Its possible to do, both with and without the app. Heres how to download TikTok videos on mobile and desktop. How to download TikTok videos Dont let the apps bells and whistles worry you. TikTok has…

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China Roundup: Xis power on bitcoin, the rise of Alibabas new rival

Welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of the latest events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. Alibaba’s nemesis Alibaba’s new rival is shaking up China’s internet landscape. This week, four-year-old e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo displaced JD.com to be the fourth-most valuable internet company in the country. Its market capitalization of $47.6 billion on Friday put it just behind e-commerce leader Alibaba, social networking behemoth Tencent and food delivery titan Meituan in China. Baidu, the search equivalent…

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