source|hunting cloud network(ID: ilieyun)

Author|Li Tongwei, Editor|Lin Wenlong

Head image|IC photo

According to foreign media reports, on August 1, according to people familiar with the matter, Microsoft was in talks with ByteDance to acquire the US business of popular video app TikTok (the overseas version of Douyin). At the same time, US President Donald Trump is weighing severe actions against the company, including forcing parent company Bytedance to sell it.

Recently, news about TikTok’s unfair treatment overseas has continued, but a rare collective of domestic entrepreneurs has remained silent. Zhang Yiming and Bytedance didn’t make a sound, and no one spoke up for it.

This is very different from 2018, when Lenovo was accused of being “unpatriotic,” Liu Chuanzhi expressed angrily, and then half of the corporate community supported him.

At present, among the top domestic Internet companies, only Bytedance is lonely. Ali has a huge system. Not to mention Tencent, it is closely related to Baidu, Kuaishou, Zhihu, and B Station.

As we all know, Tencent, Baidu, and Kuaishou are the open enemies of Bytedance. Although Ali has a lot of cooperation with Bytedance, they have a competitive and cooperative relationship and are not stable.

Looking around, Bytedance seems to have no friends.

In the 2017 Wuzhen dinner, although Zhang Yiming attended the “Dongxing Bureau” and had a meal with Ma Huateng, on May 8, 2018, Zhang Yiming posted two pictures of Douyin in the circle of friends to celebrate Douyin Tiktok Q1 in