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Microsoft in talks to buy ByteDance-owned TikTok
India Today | 01/08/2020 07:20 AM | Click to read full article
Microsoft Corp. is exploring an acquisition of TikTok’s operations in the U.S. A deal would give the software company a popular social-media service and relieve U.S. government pressure on the Chinese owner of the video-sharing app.
The Trump administration has been weighing whether to direct China-based ByteDance Ltd. to divest its stake in TikTok’s U.S. operations. The U.S. has been investigating potential national security risks due to the Chinese company’s control of the app.