ByteDance gets another extension from US government for TikTok sale

The Trump administration has once again extended the deadline for ByteDance to sell video sharing platform TikTok’s business in the US, Reuters reported. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given China-based ByteDance until December 4th to either sell or spin out its US business, according to a court filing. CFIUS reportedly granted the extension “to allow time to review a revised submission” that it recently received.

President Trump said in August that TikTok and its parent company were a national security risk to the US, and issued the initial order requiring TikTok to sell its US business. Trump’s order would have blocked all US transactions with ByteDance.

In September, the US Commerce Department issued an order to block downloads of TikTok in the US. The president then said he had approved “in concept” a deal with Oracle and Walmart that called for creating a new

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U.S. grants ByteDance new seven-day extension of TikTok sale order: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday granted ByteDance a new seven-day extension of an order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing.

The administration previously had granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of the order issued in August, which was set to expire Friday. President Donald Trump on Aug. 14 had directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days.

The new deadline is Dec. 4, TikTok said in the filing. Under pressure from the U.S. government, ByteDance has been in talks for months to finalize a deal with Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp to shift TikTok’s U.S. assets into a new entity.

TikTok declined to comment beyond the filing.

ByteDance has made a new proposal aimed at addressing the U.S. government’s concerns, said a person briefed on the matter who declined to detail that proposal.

A U.S. Treasury representative

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Is Slack For Sale? Deal Worth Over $17 Billion Is Possible

Slack might have a new owner soon. One company is said to be considering buying out the workspace chatting app, Slack, for over $17 billion. 

Salesforce, which is a cloud-based software company, has been interested in purchasing Slack, according to the Wall Street Journal. Slack, a major business communications app, is valued at $17 billion. 

Slack shares have increased as much as 32% on Wednesday, while Salesforce shares dropped about 4%.

With more people working from home since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic, services that help employees work remotely are becoming more prominent. Platforms that make working from home easier, like video chatting app Zoom and communications app Slack, are becoming more valuable as workers stay away from the office. 

In the past few years, Salesforce has purchased integration platform MuleSoft, which sold for $6.5 billion and data visualization company Tableau, which was a $15.3 billion deal. The

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These 10 wireless earbuds are on sale before Black Friday

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Get 50 hours of on-the-go listening with this pair of Brio wireless earbuds and portable charging case. These earbuds deliver an impressive list of key features in a sleek and

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Best Black Friday 2020 TV deals: Insignia, LG, Sony TVs available on sale now

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

This year we can guarantee Black Friday and Cyber Monday are going to be different. But different doesn’t necessarily mean “bad.” Due to the pandemic, major retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy are kicking off their sales earlier than ever this holiday season, spreading them out over the days and weeks before Black Friday itself (technically Nov. 27 this year), and most importantly focusing on online orders and curbside, contactless pickup to maintain social distancing. 

Something that hasn’t changed, though, is that no matter where or how you do your holiday shopping, this is the best time of year to get an amazing deal on a TV. Below you’ll find all of the best Black Friday TV deals we know

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TikTok’s Nov. 12 sale deadline likely to pass with no action by Trump administration

And with no immediate threat of getting banned in the country after courts halted the administration’s shutdown order, TikTok is in a less precarious position and may be granted more time to figure out a path forward that avoids a wholesale sell-off in the U.S.

For months, the app was thrust into the spotlight of the administration’s China trade agenda. But it has seemingly fallen off the radar as Trump and his team focused on the election and coronavirus.

The video app on Tuesday asked a court to intervene and give it more time to reach a deal with the government, saying in a filing that it wants the divestment order to be vacated. TikTok said it asked a federal appeals court in D.C. for a “review of actions” of the government committee that demanded the divestiture, saying it has provided no “substantive feedback” on a deal the company has

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