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UPDATE: Report Walmart To Partner With Microsoft…To Announce Buy Of TikTok Within 48 Hours

Trump Puts Time Limit On TikTok Deal

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UPDATE 8/27/20 1140 EST Walmart to partner with Microsoft in bid for TikTok U.S. operations, reports CNBC.

“The way Tik Tok has integrated e-commerce and advertising capabilities in other markets is a clear benefit to creators and users in those markets,” the retailer said in a statement. “We believe a potential relationship with Tik Tok US in partnership with Microsoft could add this key functionality and provide Walmart with an important way for us to reach and serve omnichannel customers as well as grow our third-party marketplace and advertising businesses.  We are confident that a Walmart and Microsoft partnership would meet both the expectations of US Tik Tok users while satisfying the concerns of US government regulators,” read a statement from Walmart.

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TikTok parent ByteDance will announce the sale of the popular video social network to American-owned software giant Microsoft in an apparent win over the other suitor — Oracle.

The development was reported this morning by CNBC.

In related news, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has resigned this morning after only a few months on the job, reportedly due to ‘political pressure’.

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jksu2 August 27, 2020 at 7:12 pm

How much Chinese malware/spyware will still be in the software? Hopefully they will get full source code.

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Mark August 27, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Can’t wait for Microsoft employees to mingle with Walmart shoppers. LOL!

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Richard Jackson August 27, 2020 at 8:57 pm

China has penetrated Microsoft so deep this will not stop them from getting users data.

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ronnie Reg August 27, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Most of what Walmart sells is from China… Microsoft is totally in bed with china. When you think about microsoft don’t imagine Bill Gates It is a faceless giant Corp that has no nationality and has already proven that they collect your Data.

Just let trick Trock fade away.

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Lulu August 28, 2020 at 12:45 am

Walmart has headquarters in China and every store is unionized through the Chinese government.
So really not leaving China!

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