LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence.
Missed opportunity right there.
I hope Adobe is next, CC + Office 365 will be great.
I know I'm supposed to be nice, but really Microsoft acquiring a brand is historically bad for that brand.
Hotmail, Nokia, Lionhead, Visio, Mojang, etc.
These are previous stars of their industries who upon purchase ceased to innovate.
You forgot Sunrise Calendar!
Now you're just making me sad.
What about Wunderlist.
Saddest news in the world >.< :''(
I haven't played Minecraft in ages, but has Mojang really ceased to innovate?
Some people believe that Minecraft's progress and space between updates have slowed down now Microsoft owns them.
Those people are ill informed. Minecraft has always been slow to update because it has a very small team working on the actual game, and it's always been slow to provide major new content.
It's cool and fun and trendy to hate on Microsoft basically. They're the big and bad evil corporation in most people's eyes.
I’m not sure how much lower LinkedIn can sink as a brand though.
Yet it's still wildly successful. Why???
So is Donald :(
I wish I could find that article about how Hotmail employee job satisfaction sank after Microsoft bought them. Mind you, that was old Microsoft - I'm sure things are different now.
I wouldn't be so sure.
ACCEPT INVITATION? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck1TC9_WkAECa6X.jpg
I hope they strip it down and redesign the whole thing.
Best case scenario: they'll add a new layer of "ribbons" to an already broken interface, instead of doing anything meaningful.
cough Microsoft Office cough
The ribbon may have been polarizing, but love it or hate it was without a doubt a very "meaningful" redesign; they rearranged basically the entire UI to a fairly deep level.
Personally, I thought it was great.
To me it just added an extra layer of tabs to accommodate even more menus and toolbars instead of fixing the core problem that the interface was overloaded.
At the same time, Pages accomplished a similar amount of functionality using a far simpler interface with the same affordances.
Um, that screenshot is showing Office 2007 running a plugin designed to emulate the old menu structure; that's not what it actually looked like.
Yeah I was having a lol ;)
Pages is an unusable piece of crap.
I hope FI does it: https://dribbble.com/shots/2741497-Linkedin-Logo-for-What-if-product-concept
LinkedIn to introduce new UX features: "We're bringing back Clippy!"
Clippy's first message: "Hi, I see you're running OS X. No worries though :-) I'm installing Windows 10 for you! Congratulations. You are now running Windows 10!"
Metro-style LinkedIn tile in Windows + Receiving job alerts while playing Xbox
I think this is a chance for LinkedIn to be improoved. Microsoft has shown in the last years, that they can bring good and nice design to live. I hope LinkedIn will profit from this buy i more clarity and speed.
What's the alternative site to move to now?
I posted a thread on this a while ago. Nobody provided anything useful as an alternative. LinkedIn is the industry standard unfortunately. The site is a UX nightmare
You mean, you still use LinkedIn?
AngelList is pretty hip. However they primarily focus on startups.
Satya Nadella makes bold final attempt to stop LinkedIn emailing him.
Wow! That's a lot of money!
Feels weird watching that much money changing hands when you know nothing positive will come from it to help Linkedin be a better service and not be a nightmare to use.
Microsoft will likely drop the ball - as they have, but one thing crossed my mind.
Facebook bought Oculus.
Microsoft has Hololens and now Linkedin.
AR > VR - And, there are far more business oriented AR plays - where Linkedin could double as the distribution channel.