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Google and LinkedIn Complete Land Swap in Massive Property Deal
Jul14

Google and LinkedIn Complete Land Swap in Massive Property Deal

Google and LinkedIn have inked a deal to exchange real estate properties in a vital move to expand both tech firms’ buildings and offices. Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that the two Internet giants agreed on a property swap to settle a long battle over used and unused square footage in Silicon Valley. The report says Google and Linkedin shelled out $215 million and $331 million, respectively. Google will acquire a...

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Microsoft paid in excess of $5 billion for LinkedIn due to bidding war with Google, Salesforce
Jul02

Microsoft paid in excess of $5 billion for LinkedIn due to bidding war with Google, Salesforce

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn last month was greeted with mixed reactions from different quarters. Some observers were of the view that the company may have paid in excess, while others felt nothing was wrong with the stated price, which was announced as $26.2 billion. However, WSJ reports that the Redmond-based tech giant may have paid in excess of $5 billion to acquire LinkedIn due to a bidding war with Salesforce, Facebook...

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5 ways to test the strength of your social media marketing strategies
Jun17

5 ways to test the strength of your social media marketing strategies

Succeeding in social media marketing involves a lot of strategies and plans. It goes without a say that Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube are helping a lot of businesses grow. Using Facebook gives you a wider coverage and gets your product or service in front of millions of people (let’s put it that way because we all know that Facebook has about 1.6 billion users). Twitter is not far behind in terms of helping to get...

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Google’s new search features that lets you call, text and email contacts from search results
Jun14

Google’s new search features that lets you call, text and email contacts from search results

Android user James Scott Jr has noticed some interesting changes to the Google Search app. The new features, according to Scott, will let users call, text or email directly from search results. Now don’t mix things up here as not everyone has seen this feature yet, which means it is probably still being tested by Google. Let’s just hope that this test being carried out by Google succeeds and eventually launched as it looks like...

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Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
Jun13

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft on Monday announced it is taking over LinkedIn business social service for a fee of $26.2 billion—but the transaction is expected to close this calendar year. The deal is expected to be finalized without any hitch—though, LinkedIn would be expected to $725 million as breakup fee if it backs out. Though, details of what Microsoft plans to do with the acquisition was not made public in Monday’s announcement, the company’s CEO...

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