Microsoft CEO opens up about last year’s failed TikTok deal

Last year, companies like IBM, Oracle, and Walmart were vying to buy TikTok, after the Trump administration threatened to ban the short video app. However, the most prominent and likely firm to acquire the app was Microsoft. The company registered interest in TikTok for the first time in August 2020. But as we know, no deal was finalized. A year later, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has shed some light on what happened. Speaking at the Code Conference with Kara Swisher last night, the company head said that it was TikTok that came to Microsoft, and not the other way around:… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Nintendo confirms Donkey Kong area for Super Nintendo World

Nintendo has confirmed plans to expand Super Nintendo World, its recently opened theme park at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, with a new Donkey Kong area. The news doesn’t exactly come as a surprise — construction already appears to have been underway for some time. Imagery released by Nintendo confirms that, as speculated, the Donkey Kong zone will indeed be accessed through a large round door that already exists in the park, which is currently almost entirely Mario-themed. The zone will be a significant addition that increases Super Nintendo World’s overall size by about 70 percent, according to Nintendo. Nintendo A map showing the location of the new Donkey Kong… Read More

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WhatsApp to support iPad and at least another iPhone in new update

It’s been a while since the news regarding multi-device support on WhatsApp broke out, but now, a new report shows evidence that this feature is going to look more like what Telegram already does. According to WABetainfo, while WhatsApp already offers the ability to link its account with WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and Portal to some beta testers, it’s still developing an app for the iPad and the ability to link another phone with the same account. WABetainfo says it’s not clear whether this feature will only be available for tablets, but for the time being, there is no evidence that the company will exclude mobile phones. One of the things that… Read More

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Bungie inks lease for two floors in downtown Seattle tower with room for 300 employees

Seattle’s 2+U tower. (2+U Photo) Bungie is expanding from Bellevue, Wash. into Seattle. The independent video game developer confirmed on Monday afternoon that it plans to sublease two floors in Seattle’s 2+U tower, with room for about 300 employees. This will not replace Bungie’s current headquarters, a converted movie theater in downtown Bellevue. As initially reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Bungie’s new offices in the 2+U tower will take up half of Dropbox’s 120,000 square feet of space. Dropbox has never operated out of the space. Bungie said more than 30% of its employees live in Seattle. The company has more than 1,000 employees total, according to LinkedIn.… Read More

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls failed TikTok talks ‘the strangest thing I’ve ever worked on’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks with Kara Swisher at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. (Photo by Asa Mathat for Vox Media.) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered new details about the company’s unsuccessful attempt to acquire TikTok a year ago as part of a larger discussion about the company’s M&A strategy during an appearance Monday night at the Code Conference. “It’s the strangest thing I’ve ever worked on,” he told journalist Kara Swisher, host of the event, when she pressed him for details. It was “the strangest thing I’ve ever reported,” Swisher agreed. Microsoft was in talks with TikTok’s owner ByteDance to acquire the… Read More

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Trump pushing Microsoft to buy TikTok was ‘strangest thing I’ve ever worked on,’ says Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella | Asa Mathat / Recode It’s difficult to remember now, but in August 2020 there was a deeply surreal episode wherein Microsoft proposed acquiring some portion of TikTok in a complicated deal as the Trump administration was threatening to come down hard on the platform. Ultimately, TikTok turned Microsoft down just a day before Oracle came in with an entirely different kind of deal and the whole thing dissipated. Speaking today at the Code Conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the whole ordeal was the “strangest thing I’ve ever sort of worked on.” In terms of the value of such a deal for Microsoft, Nadella said… Read More

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Astronomers find a giant cavity in space, hollowed out by an ancient supernova

Star formation is a topic astronomers are still trying to fully understand. We know, for example, that stars don’t form individually, but rather are born within vast interstellar molecular clouds. These stellar nurseries contain gas dense enough for gravity to trigger the formation of stars. In spiral galaxies, these molecular clouds are most commonly found […] The post Astronomers find a giant cavity in space, hollowed out by an ancient supernova appeared first on Knowridge Science Report. …read more Source:: Knowridge Science Report       

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