Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash


At the same time, they plan changes to make Linkedin  more competitive. In fact, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees a future where LinkedIn can be not at least more intelligent. One feature will be LinkedIn’s newsfeed “that serves up articles based on the project you are working on and Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you’re trying to complete.” As about monetization, this will be made “ through individual and organization subscriptions and targeted advertising,” Jeff Weiner will remain chief executive of LinkedIn. He addressed by email the LinkedIn staff saying: “Creating economic opportunity will be the defining issue of our time.” LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence.


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