Will Microsoft Buy TikTok?

Will Microsoft Buy TikTok?

One of the hot new items for this week involves a escalating conflict between the US and China. However, this one isn’t about tariffs or military threat, it involves mobile apps. The administration is taking aim at Chinese-owned social media apps TikTok and WeChat. As of this morning, the US issued an executive order that will ban these apps in 45 days unless they are acquired by a US-based company. Earlier this week Microsoft announced they’re considering a TikTok acquisition if they can agree to terms. With the current popularity of TikTok, it looks like a lot of users will be disappointed if Microsoft can make the deal happen.

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