• LinkedIn Learning now includes 3rd party content and Q&A interactive features

    8 days ago - By TechCrunch

    LinkedIn , the Microsoft- owned social network for the working world with some 580 million users, took a big step into professional development and education when it acquired Lynda.com for $1.5 billion and used it as the anchor for LinkedIn Learning. Now, with 13,000 courses on the platform, LinkedIn is announcing two new developments to get more people using the service. It will now offer videos, tutorials and courses from third parties such as Treehouse and the publishing division of Harvard Business School. And in a social twist, people who use LinkedIn learning - the students and...
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  • AO acquires Mobile Phones Direct for £32.5 million

    AO acquires Mobile Phones Direct for £32.5 million

    8 days ago - By Mobile News CWP

    The acquisition of both MPD online brands is expected to be complete before March next year
    Online electrical retailer AO has agreed to acquire Mobile Phones Direct for £32.5 million.
    The deal will see the ownership of both online brands, Mobile Phones Direct and Smart Phone Company, transfer to AO.
    Combined, the websites had 13.6 million visitors last year, up from 11.6 million in 2016 sparking revenues of £121.7 million in 2017.
    AO has made the acquisition to improve its mobile offering which, until now, has been limited to only selling handsets rather than combining the price with...
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