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TikTok rejects Microsoft buyout offer; Oracle sole remaining bidder

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By Daniel HOFFMAN

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Just pack up and leave. Unwanted...just like anything else from China.... but wait that is ... unless you are a Dem.

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i think one hundred million US users is not “unwanted”

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Out of curiosity, I looked up Trump's statements on TikTok, and he had zero interest in them until his campaign got punked by TikTok users. Two days later TikTok was a threat to America.

Should an American President be able to shut down a corporation because of personal spite?

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The Avenger is right. Worse, will this become a new tactic by China. Trump has kind of paved the way for a new form of ransoming.

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Two days later TikTok was a threat to America.

And many TikTok users will also vote in November.

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And many TikTok users will also vote in November.

And that is why we are witnessing the typical china-nese delaying tactics......delaying until the elections.

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The contract has been given to Oracle, but not as a straight purchase but as byte dance's technical partner (what ever that means). I think its something to do with trying to apease the chinese masters.

Either way if you were a fan of tick tok you wont be after oracle makes changes to the eula and makes it expensive and confusing.

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USA has the right to ban tik-tok. just as tit for tat.

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The contract has been given to Oracle, but not as a straight purchase but as byte dance's technical partner (what ever that means). I think its something to do with trying to apease the chinese masters.

If I were in the C-Suite of Oracle I would be concerned this was a modern day Trojan horse. Buying Tik-tok outright would be one thing, but "partnering" with them can leave them vulnerable seeing their intellectual property stolen and sent to China. I hope the US government prohibits this deal.

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