Last quote about LinkedIn
All quotes about LinkedIn
They don't handle it well at all. My character, Nate, has been unemployed for 19 months, so he's a bit desperate. He gets a call out of the blue with a job offer, which should have tipped them off–no one gets hired cold off of LinkedIn!
A lot of open source is adopted by Silicon Valley startups that don't pay for software -- or not much. Our target is mostly not those guys. We're mostly selling into large enterprises in the Fortune 500, not the tech crowd.
First, data comes into Kafka about the car. Data about the product, about customers. That's the main thing, they've never had access [to this data] before. That draws in all the apps that need it. Those apps bring in their own data about customers, creating a virtuous cycle -- adoption leads to more adoption. That's an important property that's different from most infrastructure software, where you have to win the adoption app by app.
This space is just emerging. Our capabilities are still not even one-tenth of what they can be.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
I'm focused on growing the top-line revenue and accelerating that business and its potential with ours. You want to keep the core growing and they're doing a great job of that, things are good. They are motivated, Jeff's a great leader.
If you ask anybody at Microsoft, could they spend more money, all of them would say yes. They should say that! They should say, Yes, I have so many terrific innovative, interesting, awesomely, impactful ideas, that you have to get me more money.' I love that, I love that energy, and I listen to some really fascinating arguments ....then my job is to take those dollars, every one of them, and ask myself if we're putting it in the right place. I think the IBM cloud gets a lot of mention with very large customers, you see that those in the press.
I know we've not been a company to until to wait on tax reform to return capital. It's not been a reason to wait for the board or for Satya, who cares deeply about the topic.
Business owners tend to know other business owners. And they know lots of customers.
We couldn't find anything in the U.S. that was addressing this very, very acute problem. People are freaking out, it's the right thing to do, this is going to make a difference.
Our position is going to be to open the eyes of what career possibilities there are going to be in the digital world.
When someone learns how to do a website, they are learning it from someone who builds websites all day long, when someone learns how to do a Google AdWords campaign, they are learning from someone at Google. You're learning what's happening out in the world today.
In our case for example, one of the things that excites me about LinkedIn is to create that economic graph which is ... which is a real-time feedback loop between skills, jobs and people, so that the economic opportunity for every individual can be maximized.
For example, one of the most critical challenges is how do we make sure that the machines we 'train' don't perpetuate and amplify the same human biases that plague society? How can we best initiate a broader, in-depth discussion about how society will co-evolve with this technology, and connect computer science and social sciences to develop intelligent machines that are not only 'smart,' but also socially responsible?
Consistency is key.
We can all make time for a little networking in our hyper-focused lives. All it takes is some thought about who we're connecting with, combined with some strategy.
Using the stairs or public transport might take you slightly out of your way, but what if you see that detour not as a decision about transportation, but as an opportunity for a valuable interaction?
Start thinking of networking as muscle. Use it regularly, in a variety of ways, to achieve your goals.
When you see Western Digital go up and Micron [Technology] go up, you say how far can this extend? Well, if it extends to Microsoft, then Microsoft can be a big enough factor in this endless pursuit of Dow 20,000.
Think about whether higher-ups are using emoticons.
If you want to gain responsibilities and grow professionally, then show up professionally online and offline when it comes to workplace interactions.
The meeting with LinkedIn was constructive. The parties agreed to continue dialogue.
A growing number of Europeans subscribe to professional social networks. These networks are important for professionals to connect and interact and to find new career opportunities. Today's decision ensures that Europeans will continue to enjoy a freedom of choice between professional social networks.
With this regulatory process behind us, we can bring together two great companies and focus on even broader issues for the future. The events of the past six months make not just this business opportunity, but the broader societal issues connected to them, more important.
I think it's very different situation. Nokia was not exactly thriving at the time when this happened. LinkedIn was thriving and it's kind of a career make-or-break for the Microsoft CEO (Satya Nadella) so I think it'll be handled differently, partly because of the lesson of Nokia.
They (Microsoft) have always had a sort of line out. It was always difficult because we could see our business growing and so we always had a pretty high valuation in mind because we could see … how the company was going to evolve for the next few years, so there was always a high premium attached that didn't really make sense for an acquirer to do.
Microsoft since the early days had a standing offer to our VCs (venture capitalists), saying look, if you want to sell the company talk to us, so it's not a surprise that Microsoft ended up doing the deal.
They come from a culture where work is work and it's kept very separate from fun. I didn't know how they would react to such a different environment.
We can encourage our employees to learn from their parents. There's always wisdom and nuggets of helping to build on the wisdom and experience they've had over many years.
A number of parents would say they don't even understand what the children are doing. The idea is to bring that into generational understanding, connectedness and create belonging moments.
It is okay to have a private life... It is okay to question things, to have fun at work. And to want to have some time off now and then.
Why a sabbatical? For the same reason that many other people have the desire to take time off. I want to consciously step away from the day-to-day business for a limited amount of time.
There are no such concerns.
Microsoft's offer was of greater value – an all cash offer versus stock and cash –where Salesforce would have potentially been diluted in a way where the stock that they offered to lose value, at least in the near term.
It is incumbent upon all of Silicon Valley – anyone responsible for technology that can reach beyond historically what was possible – to think about the unintended of what we're doing.
Not everyone is capable of understanding the consequences of these things. We need to be really thoughtful about what we're going to do about it – as opposed to just rejecting ideas – that's not what we're trying to accomplish.
I think there's a lot of people right out of school that just want to put it on their LinkedIn and resume. It's like a neon, flashing sign.
When people know what you're trying to do, it plants a seed in their brain, and it plants a seed in your own.
Get to know yourself and the elements of your ideal career – what they look like – so you can sift through what's out there with a more deliberate eye.
We were closer than we realized – maybe a $105 cash plus $105 stock would have done it! But we were definitely over our skis!!!!
Microsoft decided it could go ahead and recreate the best parts of Salesforce.
Satya and I have become good friends over the past couple of years. He is an incredible person, an incredible visionary, an incredible leader of an incredible company.
While we'll continue to compete, we look forward to continuing to partner.
Given Microsoft's history and existing monopolies, it is sometimes necessary for antitrust enforcement agencies to intervene to ensure that Microsoft is operating in a manner that promotes competition, rather than stifles it.
At the end of dinner, I really gave Satya a number of areas I thought we could work closely on. He took me up on all of them.
They're serious in a way they haven't been before.
While we see job applications spike on LinkedIn in October, we know companies aren't actually hiring at the same rate until January. While some skills expire every couple of years, our data strongly suggests that tech skills will still be needed for years to come, in every industry. Now is a great time for professionals to acquire the skills they need to be more marketable.
One key lesson I've learned, which applies far beyond the court, is to treat each point separately.
A lot of things learned through sport are transferable into other aspects of life. I certainly found that the skills I've acquired playing tennis have been beneficial to my business career.
Tennis, like business, moves so quickly that if you dwell on the past for even a few minutes, an opportunity will have passed and the moment will be lost. You have to get into the right frame of mind in order to perform your best, and need to be able to put setbacks behind you instantly. In effect, the discipline and determination it takes to compete as a professional athlete is not unlike what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
I'm cool with Satya for sure, but some of his executives however, I am not cool with because they have made some very aggressive statements about what they are going to be doing with this LinkedIn data ? It's amazing what they have said. And they are doing things that are absolutely anti-competitive, and that's what I wrote on Twitter.
Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the United States and in the European Union. We intend to work closely with regulators, lawmakers and other stakeholders to make the case that this merger is anticompetitive.
When you look at a LinkedIn asset in the context of Salesforce it makes a lot more logical sense. When you join LinkedIn you're giving contact information, that's all incredibly valuable in business-to-business sales. The logic of Salesforce wanting that in their cloud offering makers perfect sense. Outside of the verification process [on Twitter], you really don't even know who these people are.
The fact that they went after LinkedIn opens a Pandora's box to the fact that they're interested in internet assets. This seems one degree further from the LinkedIn business, which has a real enterprise solution.
When I saw the campaign … I said that's exactly the right way to make this message, a message in support of folks who have given great service to our country. If Donald Trump is as concerned with making America great as he says he is he should care about veterans.
The phone would ring in the middle of the night and we would be writing orders from California half asleep at 4 a.m.
LinkedIn delivered another quarter of strong growth. We achieved record levels of operating cash flow, while continuing to invest heavily across our core member and customer value propositions.
To reach a lot more people and to grow much more strongly, especially internationally, Microsoft brings all that. From Microsoft's perspective, we bring a network of individuals that tend to bring productivity to corporations. ... Those two things together make great benefit for the individuals and the corporations, and that reflects into kind of a good economic value.
A discussion of cost synergies in the transaction would be necessary.
In seven months or so, I'll be on the job market, and I'm glad I'm going to be here. I'm going to get on LinkedIn and see what comes up.
Nearly every company is undergoing transformation. The pace of innovation keeps speeding up, which accelerates (and changes) competition and raises customer and client expectations.
It's a massive growth play for Microsoft.
The future of productivity is around people, identity and data and the relationships between the them.
It takes our scale to a completely different level. The combination of our two companies, having Microsoft behind us, just enables us to realize the things we always dreamt of doing, and so we're excited about it.
Microsoft got its man. This is wonderful for Microsoft.
Think about taking that and connecting with a professional network and having the entirety of your professional life be enhanced and empowered, where you are acquiring new skills in your current job and finding a greater bigger next job.
For LinkedIn, I think it also gives them a chance to have a jump start to move the business more rapidly.
Stock-based compensation plays an important role in how we compensate our employees, and therefore we view it as a real expense for the business.
Cortana can wake up before you go into a meeting and inform you about all the people you are meeting for the first time and the connections you have with them.
The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world's professionals. Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet.
LinkedIn delivered strong financial results and growth across our core product lines. As a result of our new mobile experience, members are increasing their activity on LinkedIn, helping drive strong levels of engagement across the platform.
It's no mystery that these types of concerns are shared by students across the country. An understandable trend given the uncertainties that come with an economy mired in $1.2 trillion of student loan debt and an unemployment rate among college graduates of 7.2 percent (compared with only 5.5 percent in 2007).
Q4 was a strong quarter for LinkedIn, bringing to a close a successful year of growth and innovation against our long-term roadmap. We enter 2016 with increased focus on core initiatives that will drive leverage across our portfolio of products.
In the quarter, cumulative members grew 19% to 414 million, unique visiting members grew 7% to an average of 100 million per month, and member page views grew 26%. This yielded 17% year over year growth in page views per unique visiting member, continuing a pattern of strong engagement growth over the past several quarters. Mobile in particular grew 3x faster than overall member activity, and now represents 57% of all traffic to LinkedIn.
Twitter is not the first, the second, or the third but the forth largest global social network based in the US behind Facebook, Google+ and behind LinkedIn and there was a reason for that because it is just not as accessible or easy to use as maybe other platforms are.
I launched a marketing campaign, especially through social networks. We are present on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, which is the right way to go viral.
Do not hesitate to flag up in a suspicious case a phishing email to the access provider level, cybercrime sections at the local police or associations that deal with security solutions. That is their job, they are there for that.
No genuine business will ask you for personal details by email.