TikTok. Tick-tock, tick-tock.


Kevin Mayer quit. Tick-tock. The deadline for the sale is November 12. Tick-tock. The Trump Administration wants to “clean” America’s internet of Chinese spyware. Tick-tock. The countdown to a virtual border wall between the U.S. and China is well under way. The ramifications of this are politically, technologically, and sociologically significant, and that’s before you start playing the “who wins, who loses” game.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com


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