August 27, 2020

Walmart says teaming with Microsoft in bid for TikTok

San Francisco (AFP) – US retail giant Walmart said Thursday it had teamed with Microsoft in a bid to buy Chinese-owned short-form video app TikTok.The app has been at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing after President Donald Trump signed an executive order on August 6 giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with its Chinese parent company ByteDance. The move effectively set a deadline for a sale of TikTok to a US company.”We are confident that a Walmart and Microsoft partnership would meet both the expectations of US TikTok users while satisfying the concer…


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