LinkedIn Acquires Online Education Platform Lynda.com

LinkedIn made a move that should boost its content value, as the company announced Thursday that it has acquired online education platform Lynda.com.


LinkedIn made a move that should boost its content value, as the company announced Thursday that it has acquired online education platform Lynda.com.

Through Lynda.com, people can watch videos and receive training in areas such as design, web, photography, business, 3D + animation and video. The deal was reportedly worth $1.5 billion.

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wrote a post about why acquiring Lynda.com was so vital:

Once we began meeting regularly with founder Lynda Weinman, CEO Eric Robison, and their team, we immediately saw that our focus and vision was in complete alignment.

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