Microsoft Buying TikTok?
Business Insider reported that Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok after President Trump announced he wanted ByteDance to divest from its US operations. TikTok is worth an estimated $30 billion.
Microsoft is definitely not the first company you’d expect. Facebook and Google are most likely also trying to make a deal happen. Snapchat is likely far too small to make a reasonable offer.
However, Microsoft already runs one of the largest social media sites (LinkedIn), so acquiring TikTok isn’t much of a stretch.
Will TikTok-ers really care who owns the app? Most likely not, since ByteDance (current owner) is not even close to a household name right now.