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.
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Questions for Classroom Discussion
- What is an acquisition?
- What is a partnership?
- Why do you think Microsoft and Walmart are looking to acquire Tik Tok?
- How might partnering together help Microsoft and Walmart in their effort to acquire Tik Tok?
- If Microsoft and Walmart end up acquiring Tik Tok, do you think it will impact its popularity? Why or why not?