Microsoft sold $17 billion of bonds this week with ample demand by the market, which allowed the company to reduce borrowing rates. The money will be used to refinance debts from the LinkedIn deal.
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Microsoft has created a new role in its Senior Leadership Team. Its new Chief Technology Officer is Kevin Scott, senior vice president of Infrastructure at LinkedIn, which it acquired last month.
LinkedIn has announced a complete redesign of its desktop user interface, aiming to closer resemble its mobile applications. The update includes improved messaging features and a universal search bar.
The Redmond giant, which employs almost 120,000 people is about to let go of 700 employees. The company's latest round of layoffs seems to be part of the job cuts it announced back in July.
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Earlier today, some users of the LinkedIn Windows phone app got an email saying that the company will no longer be supporting it beginning on January 15. LinkedIn says it was a mistake.
LinkedIn may be owned by Microsoft now, but that hasn't stopped the company from ending support for its app for Windows phones. The social network emailed users about the change today.
After blocking the LinkedIn website last year, the Russian government has requested that both Apple and Google remove the LinkedIn app from their app stores, in a nationwide ban on the service.
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An analyst is foreseeing Microsoft to lead the charge of the race towards a trillion-dollar market value, ahead of Apple and Alphabet. Their LinkedIn purchase is predicted to help towards that goal.
Users of LinkedIn's Lynda.com service are receiving emails today that the company has suffered a data breach. The Microsoft-owned company says that there is no evidence that passwords were taken.
Microsoft's CEO has revealed highlights of the company's short-term plans to begin integrating LinkedIn with its own product portfolio, after completing its $26.2bn acquisition today.
Microsoft today announced that its deal to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion has been approved by European Union regulators, but there is a list of conditions that the company must comply with.
Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn is expected to gain regulatory approval from the European Commission, after the company agreed to various 'concessions' to address antitrust concerns.
After the European Commission said that Microsoft had proposed 'concessions' to address their concerns over its $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn, details of those concessions have now emerged.
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After EU antitrust regulators raised concerns about its proposed $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition last week, the European Commission said today that Microsoft has offered concessions over the deal.
Russia is on the verge of blocking access to LinkedIn, after the company lost an appeal in court. The Russian ban is based on a recent law which forces companies to store user data locally.
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Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates was recently interviewed by Bloomberg and was asked his opinion on the LinkedIn purchase, he says that the two companies can have a lot of synergies together.
From integrating learning resources into Office, to Cortana as a professional networking assistant, and enabling businesses to manage skills more efficiently, the deal offers many potential benefits.
Microsoft has announced its acquisition of professional networking platform LinkedIn, in a deal worth $26.2 billion. LinkedIn will "retain its distinct brand, culture and independence".
A new proposal has been submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force. It aims to secure email by sending messages over a secure connection. The proposal has support from tech firms such as Google.
Tech companies including Facebook and Microsoft have filed legal briefs supporting Apple's fight against the US government regarding backdoor implementation. They say it sets a dangerous precedent.
Despite reporting seemingly positive earnings results for the last quarter of 2015, LinkedIn shares fell off a cliff with investors worried about the company's future earnings.
The LinkedIn app has been rebuilt from scratch to provide a tailored newsfeed and more socially engaging experience. The update is now available for iOS and Android.
Professional social network, LinkedIn, has announced its plans to acquire online training and tutorials website lynda.com in a deal worth $1.5 billion in cash and stock.
Two popular open source login systems, OAuth and OpenID, can be affected by the "Covert Redirect" exploit to take personal data from users, according to a new study from a security researcher.
A free browser extension call Sell Hack is being used to uncover the e-mail address of Linkedin users. The developers say that there is nothing illegal going on but LinkedIn is taking legal action.
Eight of the world's largest tech companies have joined forces to call for "government surveillance reform", including an open letter petitioning President Obama and Congress to lead global changes.
A botnet has gathered over two million passwords from infected machines and they are now circulating the web which means you should change your password if you think your account is affected.
A new version of the LinkedIn app for Windows Phone devices is now available for download, adding new Live Tile and Lock screen functionality, along with other new features.
LinkedIn has finally announced it has acquired the Pulse newsreader app team, following rumors of such a deal that started a month ago, for $90 million in a mostly stock deal.
LinkedIn is reportedly acquiring Pulse, the company behind the popular newsreader app, for between $50 million to $100 million. Microsoft was reportedly in talks to acquire Pulse as well.
LinkedIn announced today that the business oriented social network now has 200 million members and celebrated that milestone with a new infographic that shows some of the company's interesting stats.
Employment isn't always easy to find, but Facebook is trying to change that. The giant social network has partnered with numerous entities to bring the hunt to the News Feed.
There's a new job search website available, Jackalope Jobs, and they combine the job listings with people you know who work at the companies in question to help you make inroads to a new position.
LinkedIn has announced that, due to tighter restrictions put in place by Twitter, LinkedIn users won't be able to publish their Tweets to their LinkedIn profile anymore.
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn after its password breach, citing the company's incorrect claims about its level of protection for users.
The official LinkedIn blog made a rare weekend post for an update on how it the company is dealing with its recent security breach that caused over 6 million passwords to be leaked to the Internet.
Some LinkedIn accounts that were lifted from the company's servers in a cyber attack are already being used by criminals to send emails that link to scam websites.
A new report claims that a poster on a Russian message board has released over 6.4 million hashed passwords from LinkedIn members, with over 300,000 of the weaker passwords already cracked.
The official LinkedIn app for Windows Phone was released earlier today. The app requires Windows Phone 7.5, and joins official Facebook and Twitter apps on Microsoft's smartphone platform.
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