Friday, December 09, 2016

With LinkedIn, Microsoft Looks to Avoid Past Acquisition Busts - The New York Times

Welcome to Microsoft's global collection of personal profiles, LinkedIn users

"Both men said that expanding the business of LinkedIn, which has more 470 million members, was what they cared most about. Microsoft will use its sales and distribution muscle to do just that.

The company’s executives on Thursday will outline plans to integrate the professional identity people have on LinkedIn with Microsoft Outlook and the rest of the Office suite. LinkedIn members will be able to draft résumés in Word to update their LinkedIn profiles.

“Satya said starting literally on Day 1 the first priority is growing LinkedIn,” Mr. Weiner said. “That if LinkedIn continues to grow its membership, if it continues to realize its mission, its vision, if it continues to grow the business, that’s going to create value for Microsoft.”"
With LinkedIn, Microsoft Looks to Avoid Past Acquisition Busts - The New York Times
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