Microsoft’s massive acquisition of LinkedIn offers some interesting opportunities. Below Reid Hoffman discusses the potential synergies, including real integration with Microsoft Office.
But there’s also real potential to overreach and create real problems as well. LinkedIn has stagnated a little in recent years, and perhaps this will inject new life into the platform. It’s certainly a must-use platform for many professionals and recruiters.
But here we have Bill Gates discussing how Microsoft can make LinkedIn as successful as Facebook, which seems like a silly goal. The two platforms are so different and are used for very different purposes.
Let’s see how this develops.