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LinkedIn acquires online learning business Lynda for $1.5bn

  • In its biggest acquisition so far, professional networking site LinkedIn has bought American online learning firm Lynda for $1.5 billion. 

    The move is being seen as a bid to offer enhanced business content to LinkedIn’s 300 million estimated users.

    The California-based Lynda, which makes videos that teach paid subscribers a wide variety of skills, has grown in popularity in recent years.

    Jeff Weiner, the chief executive of LinkedIn, said that the missions of the two companies were “highly aligned.”

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