Tuesday, September 29, 2020

TikTok Not Going to Microsoft, Oracle Makes Winning Bid

Must Read

Blumhouse’s Upcoming “The Craft: Legacy” Trailer Hits

It's almost spooky season, and that means Blumhouse FINALLY released a trailer for their upcoming revisit of...

Disney Moving Forward with “The Lion King” Sequel, Barry Jenkins to Direct

This just in-Walt Disney Studios is definitely moving forward with a second live-action (yeah, we know,...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Upgrading on Series X Launch Day

Xbox Series X launch day is quickly approaching. As we barrel towards the next gen launch day,...
Mary Anne Butler
Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now NerdBot as News Editor. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.

The Trump-imposed deadline for the sale of social media company TikTok’s operations in the United States is drawing ever closer, and it would appear that Microsoft will NOT be the new owner.

According to an update from the software giant, ByteDance has turned down Microsoft’s proposal to acquire TikTok before September 15th. After that date, Trump claimed he would “ban the company” in the USA if it did not secure an American buyer.

Microsoft says:


ByteDance let us know today they would not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft. We are confident our proposal would have been good for TikTok’s users, while protecting national security interests. To do this, we would have made significant changes to ensure the service met the highest standards for security, privacy, online safety, and combatting disinformation, and we made these principles clear in our August statement. We look forward to seeing how the service evolves in these important areas.


According to multiple reports citing “sources close to the situation,” Oracle reportedly is who will be taking over TikTok in the USA.

There has been no comment from either ByteDance or Oracle at the time of this writing.


This story is developing…

Latest News

Brain Eating Amoeba Found in Texas Water Supply

They are currently giving out bottled water until they can get the bacteria safely out of their systems.
Html code here! Replace this with any non empty raw html code and that's it.

Disney Moving Forward with “The Lion King” Sequel, Barry Jenkins to Direct

This just in-Walt Disney Studios is definitely moving forward with a second live-action (yeah, we know, their words, not ours) "The...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Upgrading on Series X Launch Day

Xbox Series X launch day is quickly approaching. As we barrel towards the next gen launch day, it seems we have even...

Pokémon Sword & Shield DLC “Crown Tundra” Gets Livestream Event

Very early this morning, The Pokémon Company held a short livestream with new information on "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield." Specifically, we...

Regal Robot Unveils Extremely Limited “Star Wars” Rancor Maquette Signed by Phil Tippett

We can't get over this incredibly detailed Rancor prop replica coming from Regal Robot. Seriously. She's just beautiful and disgusting and spectacular....
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This