The video sharing app TicketLock closed in the country on Tuesday. It has also been removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store in the country. The government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps, including TicketLock. No immediate information was available regarding the current status of the banned app other than Ticketlock. According to some users, they were able to use Ticketlock for some time on Tuesday. Tiktok had around 200 million users in the country.
TIC Toc A message is visible to everyone upon opening. It says in the message, "Dear user, we are in the process of following the restrictions on 59 apps of the Indian government. The privacy and data security of all our users in India is our top priority. ”TicketLock's website has also been shut down in the country. Tiktok employs around 2,000 people in the country. In addition to the Bitdance app of the Bitdance company, UC browser owned by e-commerce group Alibaba, UC News App, WeChat of Tencent Holdings and Baidu Inc's map and translation platform Is thought.
This ban imposed in India will shock China's Internet companies, because India is the fastest growing mobile market in the world.
Blaze Fernandes, director of policy research group Gateway House, says that there are four major types of Chinese apps operating in the country. These apps are associated with economic activities, service, beauty and strategic sectors. He said that 'Digital India' has an eye on the world. Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are part of China's 'digital silk route'. The ban on these 59 apps in India will adversely affect their market valuation and promoters. He said that Ticketcock's initial public offering (IPO) is also proposed. 30 percent of the company's active users come from India, so the market valuation of the company will be adversely affected.
Nikhil Gandhi, the head of Tick Talk in India, said in a statement, "The Government of India has issued an interim order to discontinue 59 apps including Tick Talk. We are following this order. We were invited to give our feedback and clarification to the concerned government parties. "Another app by the Bite Dance Group, Hello said that it is working closely with all stakeholders to provide clarification. She insisted that she strictly follows all the rules of the country.
Meanwhile, Roposo, a similar app developed in India, said that after the ban, many Ticketock users have come on its platform. It also has people who have been very influential on Tiktok. The company claims that its number of users is more than 6.5 crore. On Tuesday, small business conglomerate CAT also wrote letters to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in various Indian startup companies. Asked for an investment inquiry.
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