Jun 13, 2016

Microsoft’s LinkedIn buy escalates cloud wars

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“With the LinkedIn acquisition, Microsoft snares two prizes: the massive amounts of data contained in LinkedIn’s 433 million member profiles that are kept scrupulously up to date by business professionals and to which competitors have no access and the brainy computer algorithms that crunch that data.” the writeup.

Buying the Facebook of professional networks is perhaps the best illustration yet that the cloud wars are heating up.

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