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(Business Insider)   Microsoft employees call bull on TikTok deal, claim it's unethical, doesn't realize how Bill Gates made his billions   (businessinsider.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Donald Trump, employees of the tech, Microsoft's potential purchase, Ivana Trump, Fred Trump, company's internal Yammer, Business Insider, social-video app TikTok  
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2020-08-10 1:40:44 PM  
Microsoft pulls out in 3...2...1...
 
2020-08-10 4:26:45 PM  
MS realizes that pissing off all of China to suck Trump's mushroom isn't a good business decision. I'm totally shocked at this development.
 
2020-08-10 4:53:29 PM  
Bill Gates already said it was a poison deal. So yeah, I doubt it was ever going to get done. Microsoft was just probably throwing out some feelers, then Trump caught wind of it and ran his mouth
 
2020-08-10 5:02:56 PM  
well a long time ago in the pre trump era, pretty much everybody in Corporate life would have a hissy fit about any government Strong arming the private sector with Mafia Tactic. and well tiktok is not state owned , it's parent bytedance is not state owned either.

not sure if you remember but you judicial system works on precedent. not sure wall street likes that kind of precedent.
 
2020-08-10 5:11:24 PM  

Russ1642: MS realizes that pissing off all of China to suck Trump's mushroom isn't a good business decision. I'm totally shocked at this development.


3/4 of China is using the same Windows registration code so I wouldn't be sure if MS is worried about pissing off China too much.
 
2020-08-10 5:22:47 PM  
It should be Twitter or Google or maybe Amazon that buys it. One of the countries banned in China.

I'd add in Facebook too but fark Facebook.
 
2020-08-10 6:12:14 PM  
Does Bill Gates have anything to do with Microsoft anymore? He's not been the majority shareholder for quite some time and he even left the board entirely.

I think all he does anymore is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
2020-08-10 8:47:04 PM  

Sgt. Expendable: Does Bill Gates have anything to do with Microsoft anymore? He's not been the majority shareholder for quite some time and he even left the board entirely.

I think all he does anymore is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


He's giving everyone 5G COVID pizza

Or helping the world

Who knows
 
2020-08-10 8:47:23 PM  
I try to keep up but does Fark love or hate China today?
 
2020-08-10 10:03:52 PM  

bfh0417: I try to keep up but does Fark love or hate China today?


Yes.
 
2020-08-10 10:35:10 PM  
Bill Gates didn't get rich by writing a bunch of checks.
 
2020-08-10 11:11:00 PM  
63% of 250 employees? What a waste of time reading that article.
 
2020-08-10 11:39:13 PM  
doesn't realize how Bill Gates made his billions

Pirates of Silicon Valley IBM scene
Youtube 9nfgRf2A0Tc
 
2020-08-11 5:48:56 AM  

Russ1642: MS realizes that pissing off all of China to suck Trump's mushroom isn't a good business decision. I'm totally shocked at this development.


So, back to loving China?
Fark needs to put emoji's on the home page to let us know how Farkers are leaning on a given day. A heart and a devil.
 
2020-08-11 11:15:11 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Russ1642: MS realizes that pissing off all of China to suck Trump's mushroom isn't a good business decision. I'm totally shocked at this development.

3/4 of China is using the same Windows registration code so I wouldn't be sure if MS is worried about pissing off China too much.


No worries

Much of china, and the world, is moving to Linux anyway.
 
2020-08-11 11:15:49 AM  

Sgt. Expendable: Does Bill Gates have anything to do with Microsoft anymore? He's not been the majority shareholder for quite some time and he even left the board entirely.

I think all he does anymore is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Gill Bates too.
 
2020-08-11 11:18:18 AM  

bfh0417: I try to keep up but does Fark love or hate China today?


Like all good Principled stock owners they only love china when they can exploite cheap commie labor.

Otherwise china is a threat to freedomland and is stealing everything from us.
 
2020-08-11 11:23:51 AM  

bfh0417: Russ1642: MS realizes that pissing off all of China to suck Trump's mushroom isn't a good business decision. I'm totally shocked at this development.

So, back to loving China?
Fark needs to put emoji's on the home page to let us know how Farkers are leaning on a given day. A heart and a devil.


I don't recall being a China hater, or did you mean Farkers in general?
 
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