Hi all, it’s Eric. Earlier this month President Trump effectively mandated the fire sale of the hottest property on the consumer internet, the video-sharing app TikTok, now owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd. It turns out a lot of companies want in on the deal. As of this writing, the list of potential suitors for TikTok includes a handful of the best-known names in enterprise software, and, weirdly, big-box retail.
Here’s what we know about the contenders: