Microsoft boss says TikTok deal was ‘strange’

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Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella admits the proposed deal to buy TikTok was “strange”. The tech giant was encouraged to buy TikTok by former US President Donald Trump amid the US’ trade tensions with China – but Satya now admits that it was a bizarre scenario. ByteDance – which owns the Chinese video app – approached Microsoft after Trump threatened to ban the platform in the US. Speaking with tech journalist Kara Swisher at the Code Conference, Satya conceded that TikTok is “an interesting product” and one that was a good fit for Microsoft’s business portfolio. However, the proposed de…

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