• With Apple out of the picture, Microsoft may buyout TikTok, not just U.S. business

    1 month ago - By 9to5Mac

    Microsoft recently shared its efforts to acquire TikTok's U.S. business in a public blog post. Then, President Trump officially confirmed the TikTok ban in the U.S. by September 15 if an acquisition isn't approved. Apple was reportedly in the mix too but that was refuted. Now Microsoft is said to be considering buying all of TikTok's global operations.
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  • TikTok deal tests Microsoft's decades of China experience

    TikTok deal tests Microsoft's decades of China experience

    1 month ago - By Ars Technica

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    More than two decades of efforts by Microsoft to put down roots in China may soon bring a partial pay-off, if it succeeds in steering through the purchase of TikTok's US business.
    But as relations between the US and China continue to deteriorate, the software company's long-term bet on the Chinese market is also facing its most uncertain period yet.
    Microsoft's involvement in the Chinese tech world, dating from its creation of a research centre in Beijing in the late 1990s, has left it with important personal connections. Zhang Yiming, the founder of ByteDance, the company that...
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