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If Microsoft buys TikTok, it could be hailed as a 'hero' for saving the app as President Trump threatens to ban it. Here's why analysts say a deal might make sense. (MSFT)

Business Insider Friday, 31 July 2020 ()
If Microsoft buys TikTok, it could be hailed as a 'hero' for saving the app as President Trump threatens to ban it. Here's why analysts say a deal might make sense. (MSFT)**

· *Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy the US operations of viral video app TikTok, even as President Donald Trump threatens to ban the app over its China ties.*
· *TikTok seems to have little to do with Microsoft's existing business, which largely focuses on cloud computing and enterprise software.*
· But, some...
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U.S. President Donald Trump was on his way to ban TikTok until Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella had a conversation with him.

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BrokenPrince95 RT @RishiAlwani: If Microsoft buys TikTok at a 50% discount it is legally obligated to rename the company as simply Tik. Or Tok. https://t.… 6 minutes ago

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