What Microsoft’s LinkedIn Acquisition Means for Higher Ed

Growing a business is like running a marathon. Instead of jogging 26.2 miles, that’s how many dollars—in billions—Microsoft forked over to acquire LinkedIn. Microsoft’s biggest acquisition to date, the deal “brings together the world’s leading professional cloud with the world’s leading professional network,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told employees. LinkedIn gives Microsoft access to more than 433 million users of its professional social network. In a presentation to investors, executives from both companies shared ideas for how the two businesses can work together. Their vision includes a central LinkedIn profile that will connect to workplace apps like Office, Outlook and Skype. Nadella offered an example: Office might suggest an expert to connect with to help a user with a task she’s trying to complete. Or the LinkedIn newsfeed could serve…


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