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Why LinkedIn spent big on Lynda.com

LinkedIn’s $1.5 billion acquisition of Lynda.com is the fourth-largest deal in social media history. It stands to become a major boon to LinkedIn’s future, but first it must integrate the educational technology into its platform.
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Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.