Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok is more than it appears
One aspect of the potential Microsoft buyout deal with TikTok I have not heard anyone talking about. As we know, India banned TikTok due to their border conflict with China. While Chinese TikTok service is banned in India, I see no reason why an American TikTok would not be allowed in that country.
If the Microsoft-owned TikTok were approved in India, that would be a gigantic market of over one billion people, more than three times the size of the U.S. market. Microsoft might be able to snag the EU market as well because Chinese TikTok grossly violates EU privacy laws. They could potentially do the same in other markets in nations that see the ChiComs as an enemy, such as the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and many more. This could turn out to be a far more lucrative deal for Microsoft in the long run than it appears on the surface.
Another facet of this is that it would be the first successful ...
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