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Bad news LinkedIn was one of the few bastions where professionals could act like professionals and that stupid people didn't even know a thing about.
Hope MS doesn't open it up to the Facebook crowd.
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It looked like:- "[Ars] Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $26.28" on my RSS feed....

That's why I came to check this out (Don't use LinkedIn). tongue.gif
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Sucks, i just started a linkedin account 2 weeks ago, now i have to close it by year end... COME ON CAREER RECRUITERS!!! Find me before the takeover!!!11!!
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I can see it now

"This website is only compatible with Edge. Press the following link to download it."
"Edge is only compatible with Window 10 if you are using any OS that is older then Window 10 please take this time to download a free copy today to use edge."
Edited by clao - 6/13/16 at 9:23am
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Gonna run that into the ground, not due to PR but because I don't think MS have a marketable concept for the brand.
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Originally Posted by Tivan View Post

Gonna run that into the ground, not due to PR but because I don't think MS have a marketable concept for the brand.

Microsoft is the new Yahoo of the internet. They just buy IP's for the sake of collecting them, and then they let them rot in non-development hell until everyone ditches them for the new startup.
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post #17 of 73
Now where am I meant to conveniently list all of my qualifications so I can look more talented than I actually am?
I'm not going to drop LinkedIn straight away, I'll wait to see how much influence Microsoft actually has on the future of the website before making my decision.
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post #18 of 73
A little off-topic but when it says "all-cash deal" does it actually means $26B in $100's?

English isnt my first language and doesnt make that much sense to me biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Amik Vase View Post

Now where am I meant to conveniently list all of my qualifications so I can look more talented than I actually am?
I'm not going to drop LinkedIn straight away, I'll wait to see how much influence Microsoft actually has on the future of the website before making my decision.
The moment when people list MS Word as a skill. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by Waroo View Post

A little off-topic but when it says "all-cash deal" does it actually means $26B in $100's?

English isnt my first language and doesnt make that much sense to me biggrin.gif
26000 million English blokes write it as 26,000 million, europeans write it as 26.000 million.

Sometimes it confusing as a million in dutch is a miljoen but a billion is a miljard. The next in line the "biljoen" is actually a thousand miljard aka a thousand billion.
Edited by maarten12100 - 6/13/16 at 10:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Waroo View Post

A little off-topic but when it says "all-cash deal" does it actually means $26B in $100's?

English isnt my first language and doesnt make that much sense to me biggrin.gif

Means no investment deals, securities, stocks injections, and a bunch of that other financial nonsense. Just a straight money up front purchase.

No suitcases full of bills, sorry.
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