In February 2011, Vic Gundotra - VP Engineering at Google - posted the infamous and cryptic Tweet: 'two turkeys do not make an eagle'.

This was two days prior to the announcement that Microsoft would acquire Nokia Mobile... and we all know how that ended.

The Tweet gained such notoriety that - apparently - Larry Page (Google CEO at the time) subsequently asked Gundotra to stop using Twitter.

I am not for a moment suggesting there is a turkey in this mix... 

Oracle is one of the most successful enterprise software co's... Walmart is one of the most successful retailers... TikTok is the hottest social media platform on the planet.

It just seems an odd 'holy trinity'... 

Sometimes unlikely tie-ups hit the jackpot (David Bowie and Bing Crosby, Run DMC and Aerosmith etc.)... time will tell... that is, if it even gets past the legislators in Washington and Beijing.