New Delhi: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made an enormous assertion after failing to accumulate the Chinese language app TikTok. He mentioned that it’s was the “strangest factor he has ever labored on”. Throughout a Code Convention in California, Nadella shared his expertise and mentioned “to begin with, TikTok got here to us. We did not go to TikTok.”
In August of 2020, Microsoft deliberate to accumulate a portion of ByteDance’s TikTok enterprise within the US in an advanced deal. However issues went haywire because the Chinese language proprietor of TikTok selected Oracle to be its US operations companion.
As Microsoft was in talks with ByteDance the then-President Donald Trump was threatening to ban TikTok within the US because of privateness and safety considerations.
“President Trump, I believe had type of a selected perspective on what he was making an attempt to get accomplished there, after which simply dropped off,” Nadella mentioned.
“I imply, it was fascinating. There was a time frame after I felt that the US authorities had some explicit set of necessities, after which they only disappeared,” he mentioned.
Nadella mentioned that he was wanting ahead to bringing Microsoft’s safety, baby security, and cloud experience to ByteDance’s TikTok AI-driven tech.
He mentioned TikTok would have been an “fascinating companion” due to Microsoft’s work with “social media, particularly, what we’re doing in content material moderation and baby security.