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August 1, 2020, 10:20 PM

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Echo Wang / Reuters:
Sources: ByteDance has agreed to divest US operations of TikTok under a proposed new deal with the White House that would see Microsoft take over TikTok in US  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Microsoft, which was in advanced talks to buy the US operations of TikTok, has paused negotiations after Trump said on Friday that he opposes the deal  —  Talks aren't believed to be dead, but the companies are trying to get clarity on White House's stance
CNBC:
President Trump says he will act as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States  —  - President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he will act soon to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.  — Trump did not specify whether he will act through an executive order …
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Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Acquiring TikTok would be a big bet for Microsoft in the consumer social media space that could bring content moderation and other regulatory risks  —  Consumer products have been a minefield for the software giant even as Xbox has succeeded  —  For Microsoft MSFT .54% Corp. Chief Executive …
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Ryan Hughes / WFLA-TV:
A Florida state attorney files 30 felony charges against a 17-year old who was arrested in Tampa in connection with the July 15 Twitter hack  —  TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - A Tampa teenager is in jail, accused of being the “mastermind” behind a hack on the social media website Twitter …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to end support for all third-party Cortana skills on September 7 and drop support for the dedicated Cortana apps on iOS and Android in early 2021  —  Microsoft is continuing to focus its Cortana digital assistant on productivity scenarios by phasing out Cortana Skills starting …

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