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A man wearing a shirt promoting TikTok is seen at an Apple store in Beijing on Friday, July 17, 2020. U. S. President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

Aug. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest twist in the TikTok saga is an especially strange turn in a tale filled with strange turns. Suddenly, Microsoft — known primarily for work software like Windows and Office — is in talks to buy the popular Chinese-owned video app, which has raised national-security...

FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, shows the icon for TikTok in New York.   President Donald Trump will order China’s ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns, according to reports published Friday, July 31, 2020. “We are looking at TikTok,

Microsoft in advanced talks to buy TikTok's US business

Aug. 1, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns, according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the...

FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks on during a video as he delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers in Seattle. Microsoft says the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for its flagship cloud computing and workplace productivity products as it reported quarterly earnings Wednesday, July 22, 2020, that beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Microsoft weathers pandemic, beats Wall Street expectations

Jul. 22, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft said the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for its flagship products, reporting quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations. The software giant said an ongoing trend of working and learning from home has fueled increased demand for its cloud...

FILE - In this Monday, June 13, 2016, file photo, the LinkedIn logo appears on a screen at the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. LinkedIn is laying off nearly 1,000 employees, or approximately 6% of its global workforce, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as a slowdown in hiring amid the coronavirus pandemic pressures its business.
In a note to employees, CEO Ryan Roslansky said that the positions that will be eliminated are in its global sales and talent acquisition organizations.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

LinkedIn laying off nearly 1,000 amid hiring slowdown

Jul. 21, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LinkedIn is laying off nearly 1,000 employees, approximately 6% of its workforce globally, with unemployment in the U.S. above 13% and national economies from Europe and Asia, to the Americas, shrinking due to the pandemic. The outbreak has disrupted commerce globally, closing thousands of...