TikTok Said to Have Chosen Oracle Over Microsoft in Trump-Urged Bid

The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as the American tech partner that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the US, according to a source familiar with the deal who was not authorized to speak publicly about it.

Microsoft announced Sunday that its bid to acquire TikTok’s US operations was rejected, removing the tech giant from the running a week before President Donald Trump promises to follow through with a plan to ban the Chinese-owned app in the US over spying concerns.

TikTok and the White House declined to comment Sunday. Oracle didn’t return a

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The Google Phone app on Android helps root out spam calls. Here’s what you need to know

Verified Calls is rolling out to more devices, but it might take a few weeks. 


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Android users will soon have another tool to help in the fight against robocalls and spam calls. Last week, Google announced the company’s Phone app will add a new Verified Calls feature to tell you not only what business is calling you, but why they’re calling. Knowing that an unknown number is really who it claims to be is designed to help keep you from falling into common schemes where crooks pose as legitimate businesses to swindle you for sensitive information or

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