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What's Changing Social Media In 2016

The latest changes by social media and messaging firms are all about cementing their dominance in their users’ everyday lives. From Facebook’s push into bots to Twitter’s deal to stream NFL games to Snapchat’s discovery channels these services...

Read More30 Sep 16
Microsoft Buys LinkedIn & Blockchain Explained

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for USD26bn, blockchain’s potential and the insurance startups to watch - these are the biggest stories in tech today. 1. What’s Next For LinkedIn In buying LinkedIn for USD26bn Microsoft is making its largest...

Read More14 Jun 16
Microsoft Buys LinkedIn For USD26.2bn

US-based technology company, Microsoft is set to acquire LinkedIn for USD26.2bn. After the acquisition, Linkedin will continue to operate under its current brand name. Also, Jeff Weiner, current CEO of Linkedin will directly report to Satya Nadella and...

Read More13 Jun 16
Online Education Needs To Think Global

For edtech to make a global impact it needs scale and for that scale it needs funding. Udemy's USD60m round from South Africa’s Naspers is exactly the sort of funding necessary as the startup pushes hard on international expansion. Expanding...

Read More03 Jun 16
Amazon Takes On YouTube & USD27bn Lost To Ad Blockers

The true scale of ad blocking, Facebook's biases and how Amazon is taking on YouTube -these are the stories shaping tech today. 1. Publishers’ USD27bn Ad Blocker Problem Concerns about the impact of ad blocking continue to grow, with Juniper Research...

Read More11 May 16
Icahn Sells Apple Stock & Amazon's Record Quarter

Amazon's and LinkedIn’s positive growth figures, as well as Carl Icahn's sale of his Apple stock in the face of sales contraction are just some of the key stories in tech today. 1. Cloud Boosts Amazon Amazon is off to a great start to the year...

Read More29 Apr 16
YouTube Versus Metal & Mixing Reality

From Metallica’s latest lash out at digital music to the arrival of mixed reality here are the news and opinion stories shaping tech today. 1. “YouTube Is The Devil” Since going on a Napster-based litigation rampage, Metallica and music streaming...

Read More19 Apr 16
Apple Pay And Barclays Partner & Facebook Eyes LinkedIn

From Barclays finally partnering with Apple Pay in the UK to 13-year-olds selling their carpool startups, here are seven must-read stories in tech.  1. No Home For Old Hummus On May 15th Revolv, a smart home hub owned by Alphabet’s Nest, will...

Read More05 Apr 16
3 Trends Disrupting LinkedIn

LinkedIn is failing to connect with the market, with its share price falling 44% since its disappointing Q4 2015 earnings. While revenue and profits were up its user growth disappointed. It’s also struggling to get people to use it for more than just...

Read More08 Feb 16
What 4 Deals Tell Us About The Changing Edtech Space

Edtech firm Udacity is the latest startup to reach a USD1bn valuation. Headed up by former Google employee Sebastian Thrun, it’s raised USD105m, a big round by any firm’s standards. There’s a lot of money and potential in edtech as companies try to...

Read More12 Nov 15

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Microsoft Connects LinkedIn and Dynamics 365 for Sales
Read More25 Apr 17Eweek - RSS Feed
Microsoft's Nadella Banks On LinkedIn Data To Challenge Salesforce
Read More24 Apr 17 Slashdot
LinkedIn crosses the 500 million user mark
Read More24 Apr 17 TechSpot
14 years later, LinkedIn finally reaches 500M total users
Read More24 Apr 17 Vator - News
New Microsoft tools integrate LinkedIn data directly into Dynamics 365
Read More24 Apr 17 TechCrunch
LinkedIn says it now has 500M members in 200 countries, up from 467M in October 2016; it has 9M+ companies and 10M+ jobs listed (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Read More24 Apr 17Techmeme