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How Amy Hood helped reboot Microsoft

Clad in jeans and a gray sweatshirt, Amy Hood stands before a room of 140 Microsoft recruits. The feeling in the air is a bit like the first day of school, and new hires are taking selfies outside in front of a big Microsoft logo.

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SA regulator gives nod to LinkedIn sale

Local competition authorities have given their thumbs up to the South African leg of a global merger between Microsoft and LinkedIn. In June, software giant Microsoft announced plans to buy professional social network LinkedIn

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Twitter soars on report of takeover offer

Twitter shares soared the most in more than two years on Friday after CNBC said the company may soon receive a takeover offer. The beleaguered social media company is engaged in conversations with

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TalkCentral: Ep 148 – ‘Ken sent me’

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of LinkedIn and what it all means. Also this week, they discuss Apple’s Worldwide Developer

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LinkedIn to be like Facebook for careers: Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said he’s enthusiastic about the company’s US$26,2bn acquisition of LinkedIn, viewing it as an opportunity to build a business network for the working world like Facebook has created for

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Salesforce.com was also pursuing LinkedIn

Salesforce.com was a rival potential bidder for LinkedIn in the process leading up to the professional networking website’s acquisition by Microsoft, according to people familiar with the matter. Salesforce was advised by Goldman Sachs in the

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LinkedIn deal does not inspire confidence

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has explained the rationale behind the tech company’s plans to buy LinkedIn for US$26,2bn.
In a letter to staff, Nadella said he believes that access to LinkedIn customers will benefit the sales of Microsoft

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