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TikTok confirms proposed deal with Oracle, Walmart as U.S. delays app store ban by one week

Top News2020-09-20


TikTok on Saturday confirmed that it has reached a proposed deal with U.S. companies Oracle and Walmart. 

"We are pleased that the proposal by Tiktok, Oracle, and Walmart will resolve the security concerns of the U.S. administration and settle the question around TikTok's future in the U.S.," the company said in a statement. 

Oracle will become TikTok's technology provider and it's also working with Walmart on a commercial partnership, the statement said.

Shortly after TikTok confirmed the deal, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an order to delay TikTok's U.S. app store ban by a week until September 27.

The order said the decision was taken "in light of recent positive developments," and at U.S. President Donald Trump's direction the ban will be postponed until 11:59 p.m September 27. 

Trump on Saturday told reporters at the White House he backs the deal with TikTok owner ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart.

"I have given the deal my blessing," Trump said. "I approve the deal in concept."


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