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Trump Speaks With Microsoft CEO About TikTok Deal


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Trump Speaks With Microsoft CEO About TikTok Deal

WASHINGTON—Microsoft Corp. said it is committed to trying to acquire the U.S. operations of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok on terms required by the White House, after Chief Executive Satya Nadella spoke by phone with President Trump about the possible deal. Microsoft, in a blog post Sunday, said it would move quickly to pursue discussions…

WASHINGTON—Microsoft Corp. said it is committed to trying to acquire the U.S. operations of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok on terms required by the White House, after Chief Executive Satya Nadella spoke by phone with President Trump about the possible deal.

Microsoft, in a blog post Sunday, said it would move quickly to pursue discussions with TikTok parent Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., over a potential purchase and aims to complete the negotiations by Sept. 15. The statement, which was the software giant’s first confirmation…

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