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In TikTok sale, Microsoft is no loser and oracle no winner

Despite Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison’s backing for Trump, there’s no guarantee the separation of TikTok from ByteDance will be clean enough to pass White House muster. 
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Trump won’t extend deadline for TikTok to arrange US sale

The parties are still racing to present a preliminary deal to the White House before this month’s deadline, though no agreement could be finalized before Beijing’s sign-off.

TikTok CEO gets out of Trump’s firing line, quits just 4 months into the job

The role of Kevin Mayer, who joined as CEO in May after leaving one of the top jobs at The Walt Disney Co, has been in question for weeks following Trump's move to ban the app in US.
TikTok Creator's Lab | Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg

TikTok has ‘multiple paths’ to stay functioning despite a Trump ban, says US head

Senior executive Vanessa Pappas says the US is yet present TikTok with any evidence to back up its claims of national security concerns, on which grounds a ban could be imposed.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Bloomberg event on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on 21 January 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

Microsoft tries to salvage deal to buy TikTok as CEO Satya Nadella seeks to appease Trump

After closed-door discussions with TikTok and Trump, Microsoft says it will complete talks to buy the app’s operations by 15 September.
The TikTok app. | Photographer: Roy Liu | Bloomberg

Microsoft not the only company interested in buying TikTok as threat of US ban looms

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is considering changes to its structure because President Trump is weighing ordering a divestiture of TikTok’s US business any time now.
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Democratic, Republican senators want US govt to probe if TikTok, Zoom shared data with China

Two senators have written to US justice department seeking a probe into whether TikTok and Zoom's data handling and operational connections to China posed a risk to Americans.
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US begins reviewing China’s TikTok, WeChat for national security risks

US President Donald Trump has floated a ban on TikTok as retaliation against China over its handling of Covid and the crackdowns on Hong Kong and Uighur Muslims.
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TikTok’s India rival Roposo is booming with 5 lakh users added every hour

Two weeks after India banned TikTok, Bengaluru-based Roposo is peaking at 5 lakh new users an hour & expects to have 100 million by month’s end.
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TikTok teens try to trick Trump campaign, again

Thousands of TikTok flocked to the Apple App Store in the last few days to flood US President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign app with negative reviews.

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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.

Why millions of women are going to quit their jobs due to Covid

Nearly 2 million women are considering taking a leave of absence or leaving the workforce altogether, according to the McKinsey ‘Women in the Workplace’ report.


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Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.