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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.
Despite the looming presence of Google+, last July was the best month for Facebook and Twitter, with both sites posting record numbers of unique visitors to their sites.
The upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7 users will have a large number of new features and improvements. This week Microsoft updated its official YouTube channel for Windows Phone 7 that goes over a...
With over 10 million registered users in just a few weeks (and it's still invite only) Google's new social networking service Google+ has gotten tons of buzz. But the CEO of a rival social networking...
The social networking web sites all follow Facebook which isn't likely to give up its number one spot anytime soon. However, there is a lot of competition for the number two slot. Today, TechCrunch reports...
The gender stereotype is that women are the social butterflies and that men hole up in their caves and act in an anti-social manner. Based on that, you would expect women would be better at...
When and if Facebook decides to sell its stock shares to the public, the value of the social networking company could be pretty massive. CNBC reports via unnamed sources, that the company founded by Mark...
According to Indian security expert Rishi Narang, popular business networking site LinkedIn has security vulnerabilities that could lead to unauthorized account access without a password. This vulnerability it just the latest in a huge string...
Today was the first day for people to purchase and trade stock in the business oriented social networking web site LinkedIn and it was a very good day for people who decided to put their...
LinkedIn announced this morning that it is raising its initial IPO from between $32-35 to between $42-45, according to TechCrunch. This 30% increase in share price puts the overall valuation of the company at over...
A big social networking web site is about to launch its public stock offering on Thursday but it's not Facebook although that company is reportedly thinking about it. The Los Angeles Times reports that the...
Google has begun tweaking their social search results to include various social networking websites including: Twitter, Flickr, Reddit, Digg, Linkedin, YouTube and more. Prior to today, these social search results would only appear at the...
Long gone are the days when a photo was simply a photo. Now, one Silicon Valley startup is aiming to ensure no photo hits the web without everyone knowing exactly who's in it. Viewdle's idea is...
Microsoft has announced that official connectors, built by MySpace and Facebook for Outlook Social Connector, will be available for download in the first of half of this year. The software giant also announced the immediate availability...
Just a short while after abandoning Facebook due to being overwhelmed with friend requests, Bill Gates plans to experiment on rival service LinkedIn. On Thursday, the Microsoft Chairman will post a question related to "how...