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Microsoft Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok in U.S. - Bloomberg

DerFuggler

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Gonna have to doubt their business acumen if this shid goes down irl. I mean the Halo Infinite reveal was lackluster but now... THIS?!! Buying a company that's about to get Guantanamo'd?!
 

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Does anyone remember that stupid rumor from a few years back when MS was supposedly going to buy EA and/or Valve? It seems that every once in a while some stupid rumor like that comes up. Some months ago was Sega (lol), then WB and now TikTok.

Wonder what they will buy next. Facebook? Google? Apple?:messenger_grinning_smiling:
 
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Hudo

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Does anyone remember that stupid rumor from a few years back when MS was supposedly going to buy EA and/or Valve? It seems that every once in a while some stupid rumor like that comes up. Some months ago was Sega (lol), then WB and now TikTok.

Wonder what they will buy next. Facebook? Google? Apple?:messenger_grinning_smiling:
I mean, I remember rumors where Microsoft were going to buy Nintendo at some point.
 
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lock2k

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And yet it's the most popular social media platform for the Zoomer generation, some things just can't be explained.
Yeah. I know. But I know a lot of elder millennials who are into it as well. Cringe town lol
 

Kenpachii

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What if microsoft pays trump to ban them so they can pick up tiktok for cheaper.
 

Pallas

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Does anyone remember that stupid rumor from a few years back when MS was supposedly going to buy EA and/or Valve? It seems that every once in a while some stupid rumor like that comes up. Some months ago was Sega (lol), then WB and now TikTok.

Wonder what they will buy next. Facebook? Google? Apple?:messenger_grinning_smiling:
Except WB gaming division were looking to sell, so that particular rumor is legitimate. TikTok looks like it wants sell its US operations to distance itself from being known it’s Chinese owned but that isn’t going to appease Trump apparently.

The others not so much but any company has those rumors, remember Sony and take-two? I remember reading that Microsoft was gonna sell Xbox to Nintendo years ago as well.
 
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Mista K

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So is this app inaccessible in the US now?
even if it gets banned and removed from app stores, you can probably still use it until it’s outdated. Major chinese companies like tencent and bytedance will be hit on the 20th, and US firms can’t do business with them. Doesn’t mean they are blocked through isp’s
 
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