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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reveals 'weirdest thing he has ever worked on' & it has TikTok connection

Nadella stated at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California, said he was excited to contribute Microsoft's security, child safety, and cloud experience to TikTok.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reveals weirdest thing he worked on has TikTok connection gcw
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California, First Published Sep 28, 2021, 3:14 PM IST
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Microsoft Corp's near-acquisition of social media startup TikTok last year was the "weirdest thing I've ever worked on," said CEO Satya Nadella on Monday. Then-US President Donald Trump forced TikTok to split its US version from its Chinese parent company ByteDance due to national security worries regarding gathering data from US users. Microsoft initiated discussions on the prospective acquisition in August 2020, but the transaction fell through by September. Trump's divestment campaign had come to a stop when he left office in January, and no possible suitor had acquired TikTok.

Nadella stated at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California, said he was excited to contribute Microsoft's security, child safety, and cloud experience to TikTok. During an on-stage interview, Nadella described the event as "unbelievable." He further said, "I learnt a lot about a lot of topics and a lot of individuals. First and foremost, TikTok approached us. We did not visit TikTok." "TikTok was caught in the middle of a lot of things occurring in two capitals," Nadella explained.

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According to Nadella, what drew ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming to Microsoft were its content moderation and kid safety services, created through items featured in Xbox video game tools and on the business social network LinkedIn. ByteDance did not reply quickly to a request for comment. Nadella stated that he does not know whether the United States is still pressing to deal under President Joe Biden. The Biden administration has indicated that it is looking into national security issues.
He also advocated for increased government control of cryptocurrency regulations, which might deter ransomware assaults because ransoms frequently move through opaque networks.

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