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Microsoft CEO Says TikTok Talks Were ‘Strangest’ Negotiation


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Monday that his company’s failed move to take over TikTok’s American assets was strange. 

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In fact, he said, the discussion was “the strangest thing I’ve ever sort of worked on.”Nadella made the comments during the Code Conference, telling the New York Times’ Kara Swisher about how Microsoft was in the running to take over TikTok last year after then-president Donald Trump threatened to ban the app. Trump threatened to force ByteDance, which owns TikTok, to sell the popular video application to a U.S. owner. ByteDance eventually …

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