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First Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Reference Spotted

It’s about time. A Microsoft employee has confirmed that the company is developing the Surface Pro 5, revealing that this new tablet has been in works for a while. Redmond skipped its typical one-year hardware upgrade cycle when it did not launch this successor to the Surface Pro 4 in October, instead focusing on the shiny …

No, LinkedIn Is Not Ending Support For Windows Phone App

Well, that’s a relief! News came out earlier today that LinkedIn was retiring its Windows Phone app, and the mobile application will not be supported come January 15. False news, that be. The discussion left many with more questions than answers — even if the app itself has been left stranded, and has not seen any …

Microsoft On Track To Become The First $1 Trillion Company

Forecasts are forecasts, but there are some ground realities that are hard to deny. One such ground reality is that Microsoft could well beat Apple to the prestigious mark of the becoming first $1 trillion company. That is, if all goes according to plan. The Redmond based software titan purchased the business social network LinkedIn earlier …

Satya Nadella Shares Microsoft’s Plans For LinkedIn

Well, this did not take long. Microsoft’s acquisition closed today, after it received the clearing from all the required regulatory bodies, including the European Commission. The final process did require some concessions, though. But it’s a done deed. And with the deal finally closed, people have been wondering what Redmond is planning for LinkedIn, at least …

European Commission Finally Clears Microsoft’s LinkedIn Deal

Well, the decision is in! And Microsoft’s $26.2 billion takeover of LinkedIn has been approved by EU regulators, making this the company’s largest acquisition to date. By quite some margin too. After originally announcing the deal in June, the company had to make several commitments to the European Commission to see this through. And it also …

Microsoft’s Proposed Concessions To EU For LinkedIn Deal Revealed

Well, it took a couple of days, but we finally have details of the concessions Microsoft has made to European antitrust regulators for LinkedIn, the professional network platform it acquired. In a $26.2 billion blockbuster deal recently. Competitors, particularly Salesforce, have voiced their concerns, ever since the deal was announced in June, and the EU Commission …

Russia Bans LinkedIn

Gee, this is a strong hit for Microsoft. In what could be a sign of things to come, Russia has officially banned LinkedIn in the country, with Moscow asking ISPs to restrict access to the service. Russia recently warned of this, after the social network failed to transfer local user data on servers within its borders. …

Microsoft Offers Concessions Over LinkedIn Takeover Deal

What type of concessions? No idea yet, but apparently, Microsoft executives met with EU officials las week to discuss the LinkedIn acquisition and discuss the concerns expressed by other companies. The software titan is currently seeking regulatory approval in Europe, but rival companies are worried that once Microsoft completes the purchase, it would be able to …

Microsoft Tried To Buy Facebook For $24 Billion

Those were the days! Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is in the mood to spill some secrets, and has rather interestingly, revealed that Redmond was in the mood to acquire Facebook. The social network. Of course, Microsoft very recently purchased its own, in the form of LinkedIn, and was also said to be interested in making …

Salesforce Wants To Block Microsoft’s LinkedIn Deal

Even though it is already approved in several countries. Microsoft won a bidding war earlier this year to acquire LinkedIn, the business-oriented social network, and settled at $26.2 billion for the company. But even as the deal is being looked into by regulators across the globe, one of the companies that is raising voice against this …

Microsoft Paid Too Much For LinkedIn Due To Bidding War

Well, well, the cat comes out of the bag! If you thought Microsoft overpaid for LinkedIn, then you are not alone. This $26.2 billion figure for the business social network was because of a bidding war. Redmond pulled a fast one last month by announcing that it would take over LinkedIn. While the acquisition was not …

Why Is Microsoft Seeking A Loan To Buy LinkedIn?

Why, when it has cash reserves of $100 billion? Sneaky, but necessary, strategy some would say. Microsoft purchased LinkedIn last week in a deal worth no less than $26.2 billion. Making this one of the most expensive acquisitions ever. However, while the deal is currently undergoing regulatory approval and all that, the fact that the Redmond-based …