Microsoft was an early contender to purchase part of TikTok from its Chinese owner, ByteDance, but talks have evidently led nowhere. The announcement comes just two days before President Trumps deadline for ByteDance to sell its American assets or see the app banned in the U.S. Trump considers the app a threat to national security . In a statement on its website, Microsoft said: “ByteDance let us know today they would not be selling TikToks U.S. operations to Microsoft. “We are confident our...

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