Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok’s US operations

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August 2, 2020

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Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok’s US operations
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SAN FRANCISCO: Short video-sharing app TikTok is reportedly in talks to sell its US business to Microsoft.

The talks are in an advanced stage, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday which cited people familiar with the discussions.

Completion of such a transaction could make Microsoft a big player in the social media space as TikTok is hugely popular among the youth.

But the app, owned by Chinese unicorn ByteDance, is facing a lot of scrutiny in the US, especially after getting hit with a ban in India in June.

According to a report in The Hill, US President Donald Trump on Friday unveiled his plans to ban TikTok in the US using emergency economic powers or executive order as early as Saturday. The app is already banned in India.

(With inputs from agencies)

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