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Oracle Chosen as ByteDance’s Partner for TikTok

ByteDance has chosen to work with Oracle as a technology partner for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the social media subsidiary of Bytedance, a person familiar with the situation said, while Microsoft said Bytedance rejected its bid to buy the operations. Oracle on Monday issued a statement confirming that “it is part of the proposal submitted by ByteDance to the Treasury Department over the...

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Slack Deal Could Fulfill Salesforce Chief’s Decade-Old Vision
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Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff has long had a vision of replacing email with new forms of collaboration software, though his attempts to build that future have mostly fizzled.
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Opinion Facebook
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