When the news broke last month that Microsoft was to acquire LinkedIn for a little over $26 billion, it sent shockwaves through the tech world as one of the most expensive deals of its kind in history. The question is: Why did it happen, what was the potential gain for each side of the table and where do we go from here?
The biggest shift in your career may be coming right around the corner by the entrance of a new player offering a platform of nothing. Yes, you heard right: They own nothing.
Over the last couple of years, it’s been a popular topic among business publications to ponder whether Chicago’s tech growth makes it a bit like a new “Silicon Valley.” I believe it is becoming one – the HBO version of “Silicon Valley” at least.