Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft on Monday announced a $26.2 billion deal to acquire professional networking platform LinkedIn for $196 per share. The market gave a mixed reaction to the announcement. While shares of LinkedIn surged 47 percent to near $193, Microsoft’s stock was down 3.2 percent.

Will LinkedIn be another failed acquisition for Microsoft?

In its 41 years history, Microsoft has acquired several companies but the biggest success was none other than Hotmail, which was bought from Sabeer Bhatia for $500 million in 1997. However, a repeat of Hotmail is something that Microsoft hasn’t been able to achieve in the last 19 years despite making several deals worth over a billion dollar each.

What Does Microsoft Stand to Gain From its $26.2 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn?

Microsoft announced today that it bought LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal, the tech giant’s largest acquisition in its 41-year history by a wide margin. So what value does Microsoft see in the professional social networking site?

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Users will get to organise their information better

The acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft will help the duo assist client companies, and even individuals in the personal lives, to organise information and orchestrate their functions better.

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Bn

Microsoft Corp has agreed to acquire LinkedIn Corp for $26.2 billion in a deal that will combine the world’s biggest software maker with the largest global online network of professionals.

Microsoft looking for new source of revenue

By acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft is looking at further strengthening its business from corporates in India and social networking play, an area in which it lags behind Facebook. Analysts feel that Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes as one of the three segments that could get a shot in the arm with the LinkedIn buy.

LinkedIn sets sights on Indian start-ups

US-based social networking company LinkedIn is looking at buying Indian start-ups, has tweaked its India portal and with its new 800 seater office in Bengaluru, as it seeks to build on its India presence. India is currently the second biggest market for LinkedIn globally, with a user-base of 35 million. “This country is of great strategic importance and we are open for acquisitions that are strategic fits,” said Allen Blue, Co-founder, LinkedIn, a company which he co-founded with Reid Hoffman in 2002.

India/Amazon si Google in India

Giganții de pe Internet Google și Amazon și-a exprimat interesul de a organiza centre de afaceri în India, motivați de creșterea masivă a numărului de useri de internet din India. Ambele companii plănuiesc să angajeze mii de indieni în următorii ani și să seteze un trend pe care alte companii de internet din SUA să le poată urma. 

Google Inc and Amazon.com, Inc. Expand In India

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are scaling up their operations in India to take advantage of the available opportunities. For this, both  companies chose Hyderabad, a city in the Southern part of India, to expand their presence. The government is encouraging digital communications and leading the way  moving towards it. The economy also provides sufficient room for the two companies to grow.

Google And Amazon Chalk Out Big Plans For India

Google revealed about building its largest campus in Hyderabad instead of U.S. the search giant’s largest site would spread on an area of 2m square feet and expects to accommodate 13,000 workers. This centre in India is estimated to be complete by 2019, reports Business Insider.

Google and Amazon betting big on India – Indian Retailer

Online retailer Amazon and Global search engine Google are betting big on the Indian online market.Besides, they are interested in setting up their centers in India, which has a unique market with internet user growth. The companies will generate more employment and change the course for the internet multinationals in the country.

Google and Amazon have big plans for India – Business Insider

Search engine Google and online retailer Amazon are interested in setting up their centers in India, which has a unique market with internet user growth. The companies will generate more employment and change the course for the internet multinationals in the country.

Internet MNCs like Google, Amazon up the game in India – ET Retail

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it’s ready in 2019.

Internet companies like Google, Amazon up the game in India – ET Telecom

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it’s ready in 2019.

Internet MNCs like Google, Amazon up the game in India – Economic Times

Last fortnight, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the US, in Hyderabad. The 2m square feet facility, the first companyowned premises by the search giant in Asia, is expected to house 13,000 employees when it’s ready in 2019.

Cloud specialists: IBM, Oracle looking for you

As Indian corporates and governments embrace cloud in a bigger way, technology firms operating in India are looking to build armies of cloud sales professionals to tap into the demand.From large firms like IBM and Oracle to more specialized players like Red Hat, companies are looking for cloud specialists in the country, currently a very small group of people, creating an arms race for talent.

IT Giants IBM, Oracle, RedHat And Others Racing For Cloud Sales Specialists To Tap Rising Demand

As Indian corporates and governments embrace cloud in a bigger way, technology firms operating in India are looking to build armies of cloud sales professionals to tap into the demand.From large firms like IBM and Oracle to more specialized players like Red Hat, companies are looking for cloud specialists in the country, currently a very small group of people, creating an arms race for talent.

#GreyhoundInMedia: The Social CIO #Press #Media

Enterprise technology decision makers are increasingly leveraging social network and technologies to foster growth in their organisations. Social technologies are playing a major role in fostering growth among organisations and enterprise technology decision makers are leveraging social networks in numerous innovative ways. There are some key verticals like BFSI, telecom, retail and hospitality which is using social technologies to reach out to their customers. Interacting with the customers on a regular basis allows enterprises to know their requirements and this helps in coming up with offers or products that are liked by the customers.

What to look for when #hiring an IT consultant

Just because someone has the words “IT consultant” printed on a business card doesn’t mean he can solve your particular technology challenge or will work well with your IT or management team. So how do you find the right IT consultant, someone who understands your business and can address your specific IT need(s)?

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What to look for when hiring an IT consultant

Just because someone has the words “IT consultant” printed on a business card doesn’t mean he can solve your particular technology challenge or will work well with your IT or management team. So how do you find the right IT consultant, someone who understands your business and can address your specific IT need(s)?

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