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Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26 Billion


Implementation Date: July 2016

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26 B

Expect integration of LinkedIn and MS Office/Outlook, more resources for online training, competencies, badging and credentialing.

We dedicated an episode of Ten With Ken to LinkedIn’s plans for global domination – they plan to map the global economy, track every worker, employer, and education source, detail the specific competencies required for any given job, and link learners to training through university rankings, LinkedIn Learning videos, and paid ads. Now Microsoft is adding its financial muscle to propel LinkedIn even faster.

New York Times

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