Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2020, 5:34 PM

Microsoft’s TikTok Talks Said to Stay Focused on U.S., 3 Nations

Kurt Wagner
Kurt Wagner
Bloomberg News

Microsoft Corp.’s talks with TikTok remain focused on buying the Chinese company’s operations in the U.S. and three other nations, people familiar with the discussions said, after the Financial Times reported that the software giant was pursuing the entire business.

Talks remain focused on the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and the two sides haven’t expanded the scope of negotiations, the people said, asking not to be named revealing information that isn’t public.

On Sunday, Microsoft said it was in talks with ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese owner of TikTok, to buy part of the business in an ...

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