Why Microsoft just bought LinkedIn: It’s all about the data

Why Microsoft just bought LinkedIn: It's all about the #bigdata | ZDNet

  • Why Microsoft just bought LinkedIn: It’s all about the data
  • Microsoft and LinkedIn have both been building out their respective graphs.
  • Microsoft and LinkedIn have been building largely non-overlapping graphs of various kinds of data pertaining to business professionals.
  • Bing, too, could benefit from integrating with LinkedIn by becoming “the best professional search,” Microsoft officials believe.
  • In its biggest acquisition in its corporate history, Microsoft bought social-network vendor LinkedIn today.

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Microsoft and LinkedIn have been building largely non-overlapping graphs of various kinds of data pertaining to business professionals. That’s the real key to Microsoft’s $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition.


Why Microsoft just bought LinkedIn: It’s all about the data

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