I have always been fond of lynda.com because of the quality of their training videos. The recent announcement of LinkedIn’s intention to acquire lynda.com makes a lot of sense for both companies. In a job market where people change jobs more often than previous generations, LinkedIn users will want to focus on the experience and education gaps they need to fill when they are looking at new careers they would like to pursue. Merging these two sides of the business is a great idea.
“The combination of LinkedIn and lynda.com is the kind of fit that benefits everyone. LinkedIn has the members, the jobs, a unique understanding of the skills required to do those jobs. […] lynda.com’s service has the premium library of skills-based courses. Together, we can bring opportunities and access to knowledge that everyone deserves. And together, we can more easily build the Economic Graph by mapping together the people, jobs, skills, and knowledge that are core components of it.”
Jeff Weiner – LinkedIn CEO
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