Oracle close to sealing TikTok deal, says Trump


The TikTok app on a tablet device at a restaurant in Shanghai, China. Bytedance, owner of TikTok and Chinese version Douyin, reached a deal to partner with Oracle instead of Microsoft to sell their US part of business TikTok because of security concerns. – EPA pic, September 16, 2020.

SILICON Valley tech giant Oracle is “very close” to sealing a deal to become the US partner to Chinese-owned video app TikTok to avert a ban in the United States, President Donald Trump said yesterday.

Trump’s comments came a day after US officials confirmed that Oracle was set to make a deal with TikTok parent ByteDance ahead of a deadline set by the US president, who has called the app a national security threat.


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