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  • Bill Gates Sr., Father of Microsoft Co-Founder, Dies at 94

    SEATTLE—William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, the family announced Tuesday. In an obituary, the family…
  • Report: Oracle Beats Microsoft in Bid for TikTok

    Oracle has won the bidding to take over the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, beating out Microsoft in a deal to allow the platform to continue operating in the United States. According to some sources familiar with the deal, it is…
  • Oracle Reportedly Wins TikTok Bid, After Microsoft Gets Rejection

    WASHINGTON—TikTok, a video-sharing mobile application, reportedly accepted a bid from Oracle for its U.S. business, beating the other contender Microsoft. President Donald Trump earlier set a mid-September deadline for TikTok’s parent company ByteDance to sell its American operations. Microsoft Corp. on Sept. 13 confirmed in…
  • Apple aims to revive sales for holiday season

    Apple is expected to spotlight its smartwatch, iPad, and subscription services on Tuesday as it strives to reignite growth with a must-have holiday line-up. A keenly anticipated iPhone 5G considered vital to the company’s fortunes will likely star in a separate event later in the…
  • TikTok Sale in Jeopardy as China Rewrites Export Rules

    The sale of the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok to a U.S. company may be shut down as China rewrites a number of export rules to give itself the power to veto certain sales, ultimately giving the communist government power over the TikTok deal.…
  • TikTok won’t fight China’s new export rules

    The owner of popular video app TikTok said Sunday it will “strictly abide” by China’s new export rules, which could potentially complicate a sale of the business as demanded by US President Donald Trump. TikTok has been at the center of a diplomatic storm between…