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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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6/29/2016 | 4:23:22 PM
Re: Likely transition to MS
It will be interesting to see just what MS does with Linkedin. Maybe there is some technology they're interesting in or the huge base of folks they can sell stuff to. But intriquing might be if they're on the lookout for companies that could help it to reduce the focus on it's main business, for some gamble on a future profit center in a different area.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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6/20/2016 | 8:08:12 PM
Re: Likely transition to MS
Microsoft could host LinkedIn's infrastructure without even breaking a sweat. 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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6/20/2016 | 7:59:48 PM
Why acquire?
Why did Microsoft feel the need to acquire LinkedIn? Couldn't it have gotten what it wanted from a partnership, with APIs to access LinkedIn's data?
dwx
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dwx,
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6/17/2016 | 1:06:32 PM
Likely transition to MS
I can't see LinkedIn long-term retaining their datacenters and physical infrastructure.  While LinkedIn has a large number of servers and network infrastructure, it's nothing in comparison to what MS has built.  I think MS could easily host what LinkedIn does on their own infrastructure.  
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danielcawrey,
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6/16/2016 | 4:33:41 PM
Security
I would assume that this acquistion would allow Microsoft to become more social, something the company has desired for some time. From the LinkedIn side, I think it would ba good to see them beef up security, something I'm sure Microsoft can help with. 


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