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TikTok caves to Oracle

2020-09-15 13:25:07.639573+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Oracle Wins TikTok Sweepstakes, Rewarding Trump Donor Larry Ellison

Alleged cheating billionaire yachtsman Larry Ellison has long been very visible about his high-rolling Trump fundraisers and full-throated support of the president, so it’s little surprise to see the federal government shepherd a billion-dollar megadeal his way. Still, not many saw his Redwood City cloud company Oracle as a real contestant in the TikTok takeover frenzy, where US tech players like Microsoft and Twitter were bidding against one another for the short form video-sharing app that President Trump had deemed a Chinese state security threat. But the New York Times reports on a wild (and completely vague) last-minute deal that came together rather out of the blue on Sunday, just days before a Trump-imposed September 20 deadline for a sale, that sees Oracle win the bid to become a "trusted technology provider" for TikTok — which is clearly not an outright sale — but certainly gives the Trump-supporting Ellison a major victory and reason to donate more by gaining a new swath of 100 million new TikTok users who largely occupy the 18-24 age demographic.

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#Comment Re: TikTok caves to Oracle made: 2020-09-16 12:45:52.656087+00 by: DaveP

I found it interesting that almost all stories of Ellison’s 90s hot-tubbing seem to have vanished from the search engines. Did I imagine that?

#Comment Re: TikTok caves to Oracle made: 2020-09-18 15:34:30.813804+00 by: ASMR FR

Top thanks !

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