Where the eff did that come from? Microsoft snatched up professional social networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in the midst of E3.
I know you expected you would open up today and see something in regards in Microsoft and E3 and video games but the Redmond software company took us all by surprise. They just swooped in and grabbed LinkedIn, a site most of us quit using 3-4 years ago, for their portfolio. Yes, it really did surprise a lot of us.
Microsoft plans on sliding LinkedIn into its existing products like Office 365. An example would an Office user is working on a project and the sideloaded social network would recommend a professional contact to help if there happened to be any kind of snags, questions, etc. That’s just one of probably a billion ways Microsoft plans on using the service, at least to monetize it. With all of this happening and the new advancements in the Office 365 line-up, it comes at no surprise that there are new tools for active directory monitoring for businesses to operate more efficiently.
Stay tuned as we follow this wild and wacky adventure with Microsoft and LinkedIn. E3, how could you let this happen? Ok tech geeks, is this a good play for MS or is it a weird cash dump? Sound off in them comments below!