Trump Administration to Ban TikTok and WeChat From U.S. App StoresThe Trump administration issued new rules Friday morning that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States. Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTokThe approval delays President Trump’s threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app from the United States until it receives investment from American partners. Backlash Grows to TikTok-Oracle DealSenate Republicans and others criticized the latest plan to allow TikTok to continue operating in the United States, citing national security concerns. US set to ban WeChat and TikTok from app storesThe move could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for US users. Oracle and TikTok: Does a partnership make sense?Proposed deal driven by Trump's threat and software giant's cloud ambition Pentagon’s review of controversial $10B contract was a sham, Amazon claimsAmazon says DOD actions were "political cronyism" and review was "illusory." Oracle joins bid for TikTok's US operations, sources sayOracle is working ByteDance's investors, including General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital How ByteDance's CEO balked at selling TikTok's U.S. businessByteDance founder and CEO Yiming Zhang's decision to drop his pursuit of a sale of TikTok's U.S. operations to Microsoft Corp in favor of a partnership with Oracle Corp was the culmination of pressure from the Beijing-based firm's invest How Trump's favorite tech company could win TikTokTypically, a company's relationship with the president would have little bearing on its M&A dealings. But these are atypical times.