Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls Trump-driven Tiktok deal ‘strangest thing’ he’s ever worked on

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Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella talks at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016. in New York.Don Emmert | AFP | Getty ImagesMicrosoft's failed attempt to take over TikTok's U.S. operation last year was "the strangest thing I've ever sort of worked on," CEO Satya Nadella said on Monday.In August of last year, TikTok was in talks to sell its U.S. operations because the Trump administration threatened to ban the app unless parent company ByteDance found a U.S. buyer for it.At one point, Microsoft was one of the potential acquirers, but it backed out in September 2020, when Oracle was chosen to provide cloud servers for the app."First of all, you've got to remember, TikTok came to us, we didn't go to TikTok," Nadella said at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California. "TikTok was caught in between a lot of issues that they were having across two capitals, and they wanted to partner."TikTok initially wanted a cloud provider that could also offer security
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