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Donald Trump ‘blesses’ Walmart-Oracle deal for purchase of 20% of TikTok US

President Donald Trump has approved a deal between TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, and Oracle temporarily averting a ban on TikTok in US app stores, he said on Saturday. The Commerce Department confirmed in a statement Saturday evening that it would delay the restrictions that were originally to take effect on Sunday by one week. ByteDance […]

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TikTok sues Donald Trump’s administration over US ban

Popular app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. ByteDance Ltd, TikTok’s parent company filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump administration. The U.S. […]

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Oracle wins bid to partner with TikTok’s US business

Oracle beat Microsoft in the battle for the U.S. arm of TikTok with a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale to try to navigate geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, Reuters reported. ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese owner, had been in talks to divest the U.S. business of its hugely popular short-video app […]

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‘Alien Fleet’? Bizarre lights flash in South Carolina sky sparking UFO debate

A video claiming to show an ‘Alien, Unidentified Flying Object’ (UFO) has gone viral on the internet. The video first shared by TikTok user Haley Cummins, it shows people in  Spartanburg, South Carolina, spotting mysterious lights in the sky. The video was shared with caption: “We could very clearly see 20+ sources of light at a […]

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Walmart to team with Microsoft in bid for TikTok’s US operations

US retail giant Walmart will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok. Walmart hopes the deal with a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app, in partnership with Microsoft, would help it expand its operations. TikTok has been given 90 days to sell its US arm to an American […]

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Oracle would be a great company to take over TikTok: Donald Trump

Donald Trump has said tech giant Oracle would be “a great company” to take over TikTok’s US operations. It comes after Oracle was reported as a possible buyer of the Chinese social media app’s business in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Last week Mr Trump ordered TikTok’s owner ByteDance to sell its US business […]

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Donald Trump gives Americans 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok, WeChat

US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Thursday targeting Chinese applications, TikTok and WeChat. In the orders Trump has given Americans 45 days to stop doing business with the Chinese platforms, effectively setting a deadline for the sale of TikTok to Microsoft. The president has cited “threat to national security, foreign policy, and […]

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Trump administration wants large fee if an American firm buys TikTok US business

US President Donald Trump administration has asked for a cut from the sale of TikTok’s US unit if an American firm buys it. The president said he made a demand for a “substantial portion” of the purchase price in a phone call at the weekend with Microsoft’s boss. “The United States should get a very […]

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Egypt jails 5 young women for posting dance videos on TikTok

An Egyptian court sentenced several young women to two years in prison for posting dance videos on TikTok. The women were also fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds i.e. approximately US$19,000 each for “violating the values and principles of the Egyptian family,” inciting debauchery and promoting human trafficking, according to a statement from the public prosecutor. The […]

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After Microsoft, ByteDance negotiations hit roadblock over TikTok acquisition; Trump hints at ban

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would sign an executive to ban popular short form video content application ‘TikTok’ within the United States as early as Saturday.. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans. TikTok has […]

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Taylor Swift’s TikTok doppelgänger confuses fans

The Internet has found Taylor Swift’s doppelganger, but are still unsure if they’re not the same exact person. Ashley, who goes by username @traumarn13, posted a video on TikTok showing how fans often mistake her for the singer, who also happens to be from Nashville, Tennessee, where Ashley resides. In the clip, which she captioned: […]

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Teens are dressing up as old people to buy alcohol on viral TikTok trick

As cities and nations make face masks mandatory to contain the spread of the coronavirus, some people seem to be taking advantage of the situation. Teens have been found sneakily purchasing booze disguising as elderly people despite being under the legal drinking age. These stunts have gone viral on social media platforms, especially TikTok. The […]