The age-old saying says that two heads are better than one, but in this case two companies are better than one. LinkedIn, the top professional social network, purchased SlideShare, a site to share presentations, for $118.75 million yesterday. Both parties are excited for the possibilities to come.
SlideShare's CEO, Rashmi Sinha, shared his opinions and reasons for the partnership in the company's blog. He writes about his determination to eventually link the two companies. This has been a long-term goal that he has made possible through connections and determination. In his words the acquirement is "a natural culmination of this partnership."
LinkedIn is enthusiastic about the partnership as well. In their blog they say that SlideShare has done a good job creating a portal for document sharing, and the two companies are excited for the possibilities coming out of this merge. Deep Nishar for LinkedIn says, "This deal enables professionals to discover people through content, and content through people." Presentations are a great way of sharing knowledge with others in a profession. They also are great resources to see samples of people's work and true knowledge.
This acquirement by LinkedIn should prove to be a seamless transition. Both parties say that SlideShare's capabilities will not be lost. The companies, to prove this true, put together their own SlideShare presentation further explaining the benefits and reasons of the partnership. To watch please click the image above.