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22 June 2016 @ 06:18 pm
Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2B  
That was unexpected and I even thought it is a joke. But it is not a joke.

Why would Microsoft buy the largest job board?
Microsoft is in a different business.


Responses:
1) What a terrible time to be burning that much cash, just before the next recession, and on a resume site. I was starting to see some good things coming from Microsoft but this makes me shake my head and question leadership big time.

2) I suspect major LinkedIn investors shopped around the company and financial-engineered a sophisticated kickback
 
 
 
herve joncour: pic#118432461hervejoncour on June 23rd, 2016 08:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I fly about a dozen times a year and use LinkedIn once in 10 years. I guess, I am not a targeted audience.

Why do you use LinkedIn several times a week, if you don't mind?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on June 23rd, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm finding people for my business network on LinkedIn.
I verify/research my new connections on LinkedIn.

Developers are usually afraid of "distracting" emails that LinkedIn sends.

I am not afraid of emails. I am getting hundreds of emails in my email inbox every day.