Linkedin is professional-networking website, which was launched on May 5, 2003 and in the span of 12 years, LinkedIn has around 300 million users and serves more than 200 countries and territories across the globe.
And today, Linkedin made it public on its blog, that it has acquired the e-learning company Lynda.com for $1.5 billion, which is well known for Online learning/training courses.
Lynda.com was founded in 1995 and it has become the biggest subscription based e-learning platform, covering premium content for various courses directly build by the subject experts.
Before Lynda, LinkedIn had made pretty big acquisitions like SlideShare for $119M, Pulse for $90M, Bizo for $175M, and Bright for $120M.
The mission of LinkedIn and the mission of lynda.com are highly aligned. Both companies seek to help professionals be better at what they do – Jeff Weiner – CEO of LinkedIn.
And indeed, it will be very helpful for the users, new possibilities will emerge allowing users to look for various courses available for their career and learn.
You can read more on the official Linkedin blog