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LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft’s house of directors (MSFT)

Jeff Weiner, Satya Nadella, Reid HoffmanJeff Weiner (left), Satya Nadella (middle), Reid Hoffman (right)Microsoft

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman has assimilated Microsoft’s house of directors, he announced in a blog post.

Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in Jun 2016.

In his blog entry, Hoffman says his concentration on the Microsoft house will be stability to beam the growth of LinkedIn, but also that he will “contribute some-more broadly as Microsoft deepens its participation in Silicon Valley and continues to wobble social, AI, and other technologies into it products.”

Hoffman says the pierce to Microsoft’s house was the outcome of conversations he had with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates about how he could stay concerned after the merger sealed in Dec 2016.

Notably, Gates and Hoffman had discussed the probability of a Microsoft house chair as early as May 9, 2016, when the understanding between Microsoft and LinkedIn was only just starting to come together. That review was apparently fast abandoned, as they changed towards a some-more tactical contention of how the two companies could fit together.

Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn in Dec 2002 and served as its first CEO until 2009, when he stepped back and took a role as executive chairman. Hoffman is now a partner at famed Silicon Valley venture organisation Greylock, and will stay on in that role.

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