What Microsoft Saw in LinkedIn

Jamee Bender

Microsoft’s big announcement, earlier this month, of its $26.2 billion purchase of the professional networking site, LinkedIn, is the third-largest acquisition in the history of the tech industry. The deal was accompanied by heavy promises from LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, and Microsoft’s head, Satya Nadella, who claimed the transaction would transform businesses’ and employees’ productivity worldwide. Microsoft, however, is paying …

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Autonomous Vehicles: The beginning of the end for OEMs?

David Riemenschneider

I keep hearing “Kodak moment” more often these days when the future of OEM’s is mentioned in relation to the trend toward autonomous vehicles (AVs). I even used it myself recently during our 3rd Auto-Tech webinar only to see it again in next week’s issue of Automotive News. While the analogy is widely understood, it’s actually not very accurate (and …

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Japan’s NTT Data agrees to buy Dell’s IT services unit for $3 billion

Hampleton

Japan’s NTT DATA Corporation recently agreed to purchase Dell Inc.’s information technology services division, known as Dell Services, for $3.06 billion. The transaction will stand as one of the largest buyouts in Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation’s history and will mark its latest attempt to capture overseas growth in the face of lackluster demand in Japan. Earlier in 2010, NTT …

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