Two of the largest investors in Beijing-based ByteDance–General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital–are vying to be part of an Oracle bid to acquire the U.S. operations of its TikTok video-sharing service, The Wall Street Journal reported . This suggests that the tide may be turning in Oracle’s battle with Microsoft to strike a deal for TikTok’s U.S. operations before the mid-November deadline that...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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