<a href="https:\/\/see.news\/oracle-firm-takes-over-tiktoks-uoracle-firm-takes-o\/">YouTube<\/a> announced its new feature YouTube Shorts, which looks and sounds a lot like the viral video app TikTok.\r\n\r\nAccording to YouTube, Shorts is a new way to express yourself in 15 seconds or less. Users can use it to create and watch short-form videos right on the YouTube platform.\r\n\r\nThe new tool is for social media creators to shoot short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones. It will offer a way to string multiple clips together, add music, and use a timer and countdown to record videos hands-free, all features currently available on TikTok.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-149897 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/09\/images-10-4.jpeg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nAlso, it would bring Shorts feature to additional countries in the coming months, and add more functionality.\r\n\r\nOn other hand, the early beta version of the product will launch over the next few days in india.\r\n\r\nYouTube's announcement comes after news that TikTok and Oracle will become business partners in the US, a deal meant to satisfy the Trump administration's national security concerns about the Chinese-owned video app, a person familiar with the matter According to <a href="https:\/\/edition.cnn.com\/2020\/09\/14\/tech\/youtube-shorts-tiktok-india\/index.html">CNN<\/a> Business on Sunday.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-149900 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/09\/images-13-2-1.jpeg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nNoteworthy, Oracle announced won a deal to manage TikTok\u2019s US cloud operations. It had been rumored to be part of the bidding process to acquire TikTok.\r\n\r\nAccording to The Wall Street Journal that the company has been selected as a trusted tech partner instead. This is different from an outright sale, and appears to suggest Oracle will be helping run TikTok\u2019s US operations with its own cloud technologies.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-149898 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/09\/images-9-7.jpeg" alt="" \/>Oracle has a history of collaboration with the US government, making its partnership with TikTok a strategic move amid the growing undercurrent of Chinese opposition running through the White House and Congress.\r\n\r\nOn other hand, Oracle\u2019s executives have close ties to the president, and the company may be well positioned to meet Trump\u2019s expectations after the president took an active role in raising concerns about TikTok.\r\n\r\nThe deal would probably involve Oracle, a business software giant best known for selling database technology to corporations to help run their operations, taking a stake in the company.\r\n\r\nIn contrast, the application received lots of controversy from U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns due to China\u2019s ByteDance owning the technology. The company currently faces a deadline of Sept. 15 to either sell its U.S. operations to Microsoft Corp or being banned throughout America.\r\n\r\nUnder a Chinese law introduced in 2017, companies have an obligation to support and cooperate in the country\u2019s national intelligence work.