Microsoft Takes Over LinkedIn At $26.2 Billion

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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft on Monday announced it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for a whopping sum of $26 billion — or $196 per share, in cash. The transactions, the companies say, has already been approved by both boards.

As part of the agreement, LinkedIn will get to keep its branding, and will become part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn and now report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. In a statement, Nadella said: The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals.

Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet. LinkedIn has over 430M members on its network. LinkedIn’s purchase marks Microsoft’s 196th acquisition of another company — it is incidentally also it’s most expensive purchase. Four years ago, Weiner laughed at the idea of a Microsoft buyout.

According to Bloomberg, LinkedIn shares surged 49 percent in premarket trading in New York to $194.63. Microsoft fell 3.7 percent to $49.60.

Social Media Tips: How To Fix Microsoft Jscript Compilation Error Without Tears

There is nothing I can compare the problem of solving Microsoft Jscript Compilation Error to than a tooth ache in the middle of the night. Microsoft jscript compilation error or Unterminated String Constant Error, is one of the most annoying errors that never goes away even if clicked OK. It will come back when you put on your computer again.

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Many companies are making money out of this problem by requesting of downloading programs and ‘killers’ to fight or restore the problem but all comes to nothing. No solution. Again many have given various instructions on the internet to fix this error. Even though one would painstakingly follow the rules, the error still resurfaces after rebooting the computer.

After fight over mine for a almost a week, without success, I took my laptop to a computer specialist and he eliminated the error in less than a minute. Please follow these simple steps to fix unterminated constant string error or Microsoft Jscript Compilation Error

  1. Switched on your computer
  2. Click Start
  3. Then click All Programs
  4. From the programs stroll down and click “Startup”

You will notice immediately that the ‘error’ will be (the last, underneath) all the programs, where you clicked the ‘Startup’.

  1. Point the mouse on (what error it is) and Right click. Then click delete.
  2. As soon as you delete it, restart your computer and the error will never appear again.

Please don’t waste your money to install and buy any Jscript error killer. If you don’t understand and you want more explanation on this subject, you are free to contact me at juskosave@yahoo.com

A Glance At The Lives Of Great Minds Without Degree

Imagine a world without education or any educational institute, how would life be? Yet there are many people that have significantly created enormous impact in the world, without higher education.

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Approved Index, a business to business platform researched on the world’s 100 richest people and discovered that thirty-two percent of them did not have a degree. Twenty-two percent who did attend university studied engineering, while twelve percent read business, making these the best degrees for those with billionaire aspirations. The arts accounted for only nine percent.

This article doesn’t mean that education or studying for a degree isn’t all that important, since it is easier for educated people to be successful than the uneducated. The research also revealed that North America accounted for 40 percent of the wealthiest people on the planet, while Europe provided 29 percent and Asia 22 percent.

Do you remember the lyrics of the song “You Can Get If You Really Want” by the Jamaican Reggae Star Desmond Dekker?”

“Persecution you must bear
Win or lose you’ve got to get your share
You’ve got your mind set on a dream
You can get it, though harder them seem now

But you must try, try and try
Try and try, you’ll succeed at last.”

The lyric of this wonderful song encourages and inspires. For whatever reasons which prevented you to attend a high school or attained a degree, that shouldn’t be a barrier towards your aims and objectives, once you’ve set your mind on a dream.

Bill Gates has been instrumental in creating and developing the home computing era that has thoroughly transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, from work to commerce to communication. Stepping down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000 after 25 years at the helm, he remained as chairman, a position he still holds.

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This book paints a vivid picture of Bill Gates that covers his early life and his years as an inquisitive and adventurous student to his experiences as a budding entrepreneur and billionaire philanthropist who has often been listed among the richest individuals in the world.

Author Michael Becraft presents complete information on how Microsoft evolved, from the company’s inception until Gates’s departure from active leadership; documents the economic, ethical, financial, legal, management, and leadership applications inherent in Gates’s work; and examines the criticism that Gates’s actions and decisions have drawn throughout his career.

http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Gates-Biography-Greenwood-Biographies/dp/1440830134

Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and he was all of these things.  Steve Jobs has been described as a showman, artist, tyrant, genius, jerk. Through his life he was loved, hated, admired and dismissed, yet he was a living legend; the genius who founded Apple in his parent’s garage when he was just 21 years-old, revolutionising the music world. He single-handedly introduced the first computer that could sit on your desk and founded and nurtured a company called Pixar bringing to life Oscar wining animations Toy Story and Finding Nemo.

 

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So how did the man, who was neither engineer nor computer geek change the world we live in, making us want every product he touched?

On graduation day in 2005, a fifty-year-old Steve Jobs said: ‘Today I want to tell you three stories from my life, That’s it. Just three stories’. The first story is about connecting the dots. My second story is about love and loss. My third story is about death.

This is his story… 

Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message:

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Man-Thought-Different-ebook/dp/B0074MYXOQ

Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest Person of the Year named by Time magazine since Charles Lindbergh in 1927, has grown in prominence as rapidly as the company he founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004. The public’s appetite for insight into Facebook and its founder seems nearly insatiable. Curiosity abounds regarding Zuckerberg’s personality and management style, since fictional Hollywood portrayals and Wall Street whispers have painted a broad-strokes portrait of the young CEO that is at best only a fraction of the truth.

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Given Facebook’s current $58 billion market capitalization and 845 million worldwide users, there is clearly more to Zuckerberg than any over-simplified caricature could convey. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words is the first and only book to detail the visionary thoughts and opinions of Facebook’s founder entirely through direct quotations from Zuckerberg himself. It is the most intimate and most authoritative look at the man behind Facebook’s once-a-generation success, the tech heir-apparent to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Like those two pioneering entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg has proven to be a calculating and sometimes ruthless strategist with a steadfast commitment to his vision. Facebook exists somewhere between a social utility and a model of 21st century business, leading next-gen tech companies through an economic climate still scarred by the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s, but increasingly driven by the inevitability of a global marketplace built on social media technology.

Facebook’s potential is unknown, but the key to its success depends on Zuckerberg’s own ideas and vision. This book serves up his most thought-provoking insights, as researched and chosen by George Beahm, the New York Times bestselling editor of I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own WordsThe Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words provides crucial illumination of Zuckerberg and the company he’s created, emphasizing insights, business strategies, and lessons learned. It is essential reading for people who seek innovative solutions applicable to their business, regardless of size, and makes an ideal gift or reference item for anyone interested in this newest of American business icon.

http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Billionaire-Zuckerberg-Words-Their-ebook/dp/B00AHEZVSK/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Jordan Officially Becomes A Billionaire – But Not For The Reason You Might Think

Culled From Yahoo Sports 3/4/2015

The NBA legend’s wealth has finally tipped over into 10 figures – and it seems that he has a very unlikely man to thank.

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The magic days of Michael Jordan with Chicago Bulls.

Michael Jordan’s unparalleled 20-year career at the top of basketball made him a household name even in countries – such as Britain – where basketball is very much a minority sport.

It wasn’t just his exploits on court with the Chicago Bulls that made him famous – there was also his huge endorsement deals, most notably with sports gear giants Nike, whose ‘Air Jordan’ range of trainers have been best-sellers for 30-odd years now.

But as much as his income kept on piling up, Jordan never quite made billionaire status. Tiger Woods surpassed Jordan’s wealth and became sport’s first billionaire in 2009 – though it’s believed that he dipped back under the line following his sex scandal and divorce – but Jordan himself always fell short.

Until now, that is, because Jordan has finally made it into the list of the world’s billionaires, according to the American wealth bible that is Forbes magazine. And the reason? The borderline-insane racist rant by former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Sterling’s horrifying race hatred – which was beamed across the world after it was recorded by a former lover – prompted basketball authorities to demand that the ageing billionaire sell his team. Sterling did as instructed – and received an eyewatering $2 billion from Microsoft co-founder Steve Ballmer.

Forbes claims that the size of Ballmer’s offer took the sport by surprise, and sent values of all the sport’s other teams skyrocketing. And Jordan’s majority shareholding in the Charlotte Hornets means that he is now worth over $1 billion for the first time – a fact that the magazine guessed at last year, and confirmed on Monday.

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Forbes’s article explains in more detail about how Jordan has now become the 513th richest man in America, and one of 290 new billionaires identified by the magazine:

“Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan brand grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90 million.

“But his most valuable asset is his stake in the Charlotte Hornets, worth more than $500 million. When ex-Microsoft MSFT +0.07% CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for a stunning $2 billion, values of all NBA teams skyrocketed, creating three new billionaires.

Jordan’s old boss Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls, joined the list with a fortune of $1.3 billion, and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander boosted his net worth to $1.6 billion.”