How ByteDance Should Respond to OpenAI’s Sora – and Text-to-Video GenAI (2 of 2) ( Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Sora is a text-to-video AI platform that can generate high-quality short videos from any text input. This poses a serious challenge to ByteDance, the leader in short video content creation and distribution. In this article, Jeff Towson explains why Sora is a disruptive innovation and how ByteDance can respond to it by leveraging its core competencies and network effects.

How ByteDance Should Respond to OpenAI’s Sora – and Text-to-Video GenAI (1 of 2) ( Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, faces a new challenger in the short video market: Sora, a text-to-video AI platform that can generate realistic videos from any text input. Sora’s technology poses a threat to ByteDance’s core competency of content creation and distribution. In this article, Jeff Towson analyzes the tech strategy behind Sora and ByteDance, and suggests how ByteDance can respond to this disruption.

ByteDance Is Going for Fast, Decentralized Innovation at Global Scale (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

ByteDance is known for its innovative approach to technology and its ability to quickly adapt to changing market conditions.
In this Tech Strategy Daily article, we explore how ByteDance is going for fast, decentralized innovation at a global scale.
By leveraging its strengths in AI and machine learning, ByteDance is able to stay ahead of the competition and continue to grow its user base.

Why TikTok and Shein Won Internationally. And Why WeChat and Kuaishou Didn’t. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 161)

In Tech Strategy Podcast 161, Prof Jeff discusses the international success of TikTok and Shein, contrasting it with the less global impact of WeChat and Kuaishou. He identifies three key factors: having a 10x product and user experience, offering a service that’s standardizable across borders, and the ability to build on or develop competitive advantages rapidly​.

Why TikTok and Shein Won Internationally. And Why WeChat and Kuaishou Didn’t. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 161)

In Tech Strategy Podcast 161, Prof Jeff discusses the international success of TikTok and Shein, contrasting it with the less global impact of WeChat and Kuaishou. He identifies three key factors: having a 10x product and user experience, offering a service that’s standardizable across borders, and the ability to build on or develop competitive advantages rapidly​.

Why American Citizens Must Protect TikTok (For Now) (Tech Strategy – Podcast 159)

In this comprehensive discussion, the focus is laid on why American citizens should protect TikTok. Contrary to popular belief, TikTok is not the major threat to freedom and privacy; the US Censorship Regime is. At present, TikTok plays a crucial role in breaking the censorship monopoly and restoring free speech in Silicon Valley​.

TikTok, WeChat and the Need for an American Vision for Shaping Digital Information Flows.

A few years ago, I went to the WeChat Open Talk meeting in Guangzhou and founder Allen Zhang (see photo) gave a talk that really stuck with me. He talked about about the powerful role of information flows in society and life. And how the digitization of these information flows has created a situation where […]