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Microsoft plans to use LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce.com

Microsoft plans to use LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce.com

Written by on April 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company’s long-term strategy for building specialized business software. The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft’s sales software is called, are a challenge to […]

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News highlights – 12 March

News highlights – 12 March

Written by on March 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 12 March Vodafone adds 2,100 new jobs to combat billing system service disruption LONDON (Reuters) – Mobile operator Vodafone will create 2,100 new customer service jobs across Britain in the next two years as part of an investment drive to improve operations in its home market. Read more… Problem of the age – […]

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Microsoft offers LinkedIn concessions to win EU approval for takeover

Microsoft offers LinkedIn concessions to win EU approval for takeover

Written by on November 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Microsoft will still allow LinkedIn’s rivals access to its software and give hardware makers the option of installing other services to try to win EU approval for its takeover of the U.S. firm, people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. software company submitted its LinkedIn concessions to the European Commission last […]

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News highlights – 16 November

News highlights – 16 November

Written by on November 17, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 16 November Apple, tech stocks show signs of life after Trump thump Shares of Apple gain 2.3 pct on Wednesday in their biggest increase since President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise election victory a week ago. Other tech is also recovering after investors rotated away from the sector and into banks and materials companies expected […]

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News highlights – 11 November

News highlights – 11 November

Written by on November 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 11 November Snap’s Spectacles make their debut in wacky vending machine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc on Thursday debuted its video-camera sunglasses in its usual quirky style, setting up a big yellow vending machine on a beach boardwalk where fans could plop down $130 for the “Spectacles” glasses. According to postings on […]

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LinkedIn still a unicorn, rather than a donkey

LinkedIn still a unicorn, rather than a donkey

Written by on June 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Microsoft has announced that it will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share or $26.3bn which represents a premium of nearly 50 percent on Friday’s closing price. This is an all cash transaction that Microsoft will finance with the issuance of debt which makes sense as almost all of Microsoft’s cash is trapped overseas. This is […]

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn purchase invokes scorn from users

Microsoft’s LinkedIn purchase invokes scorn from users

Written by on June 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp on Monday invoked scorn from the professional network’s loyal users and shocked traders who expressed surprise on other sites. “Oh-oh, What will Microsoft Do to LinkedIn?” Saul Marcus, a business analyst at Commonwealth of Massachusetts posted on LinkedIn, an online network of 433 million professionals. […]

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LinkedIn CEO passes stock compensation to employees

LinkedIn CEO passes stock compensation to employees

Written by on March 3, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp said on Wednesday Chief Executive Jeff Weiner will decline his 2016 annual stock compensation in order to pass it on to his employees at the professional social network. The move follows LinkedIn’s disappointing first-quarter revenue and profit forecast that missed Wall Street estimates last month as growth slows in the company’s […]

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LinkedIn profit up as hiring services, ad revenues jump

LinkedIn profit up as hiring services, ad revenues jump

Written by on October 30, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp’s quarterly revenue and profit handily beat analysts’ estimates as the world’s biggest professional networking website operator earned more from its recruitment services business and from advertisements and paid memberships. Shares of the company, which also raised its full-year profit and revenue forecasts, jumped 12 percent in extended trading on Thursday. LinkedIn […]

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LinkedIn revamps messaging service

Written by on September 2, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp on Tuesday rolled out a revamped messaging service along the lines of modern chat apps, departing from its unpopular design that resembled email. The new service will include features such as GIFs and stickers to add a “little extra personality” to user’s chats, the company said in a blog post. The […]

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