Doubts emerged on Monday about Oracle’s deal to take over TikTok as US President Donald Trump said he may still renege on his approval and the Chinese government signalled reluctance.
ByteDance has emphasised it will remain in control of a hived-off TikTok Global business, appearing to contradict US President Donald Trump’s statements about how the new entity will be directed by Americans.
US President Donald Trump said he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the US, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app.
China’s ByteDance is planning a US initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short-video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the US government
ByteDance abandoned the sale of TikTok in the US on Sunday to pursue a partnership with Oracle that it hopes will spare it a US ban while appeasing China’s government, people familiar with the matter said.
ByteDance is increasingly likely to miss a Trump administration deadline for the sale of its TikTok US operations after new Chinese regulations complicated negotiations with bidders Microsoft and Oracle.
Walmart said it was joining Microsoft in a bid for social media company TikTok’s US assets, revealing its plans hours after CEO Kevin Mayer said he would step down.
Intel’s investment arm will pay some $255-million for a small stake in Reliance Industries’ digital unit Jio Platforms, the latest in a slew of share sales that have helped the Indian conglomerate pay down debt.
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is likely to be greeted by an unprecedented show of opposition during his short India visit this week, after thousands of small retailers pledged to protest its pricing practices.
SoftBank’s bad year goes well beyond WeWork. Investors are starting to get the feeling that whatever Masayoshi Son brings to the public is troubled.