MICROSOFT

Founded on 4 April 1975 and Headquartered at Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

Also, its products are the most widely-used business productivity software worldwide. … Microsoft Office is extremely popular. Its ease-of-use, accessibility, interactivity, and adaptability across operating systems have made its programs the most generally used tools within companies around the world.

Microsoft with LinkedIn

On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced that it would acquire LinkedIn for $196 a share, a total value of $26.2 billion and the largest acquisition made by Microsoft to date. The acquisition would be an all-cash, debt-financed transaction.

Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch. It will replace it with a stripped-down version of the platform that would focus only on jobs. LinkedIn is the only major US-owned social network operating in the country. The government requires such platforms to follow strict rules and regulations.

“We’re also facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China”

LinkedIn said in a blog post on Thursday,

It said it would replace the Chinese service, which prohibits the posting of certain content due to regulatory requirements, with a new portal called InJobs.

The new service will launch later this year with no social feed or the ability to share posts or articles, it said.

California-based LinkedIn has become hugely popular globally with employers, employees and job seekers as its social media-like features make it easier for them to connect while building their professional network.

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