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Walmart Joins Microsoft’s Bid for TikTok

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Walmart is joining Microsoft’s bid to acquire TikTok. The big-box retailer confirmed on Thursday morning that it would add its muscle to the potential deal, one of several options that TikTok owner ByteDance is exploring following President Donald Trump’s move to ban the app in the U.S.

Click here to read the story from hollywoodreporter.com.

Questions for Classroom Discussion

  1. What is an acquisition?
  2. What is a partnership?
  3. Why do you think Microsoft and Walmart are looking to acquire Tik Tok?
  4. How might partnering together help Microsoft and Walmart in their effort to acquire Tik Tok?
  5. If Microsoft and Walmart end up acquiring Tik Tok, do you think it will impact its popularity? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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