Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft is announcing today that it plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Microsoft’s deal to acquire the work-focused social networking giant is an all-cash transaction, and it will value LinkedIn’s shares at $196 each. Microsoft says LinkedIn will retain its own brand and independence, and existing CEO Jeff Weiner will remain and report directly to Satya Nadella. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “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

This is the Xbox One S

E3’s worst-kept secret is official. Do you have your best shocked face ready? Microsoft just announced a slimmer Xbox One, the Xbox One S. Okay, so the surprise was kinda ruined by a month of leaks, culminating in a picture of the thing finding its way into the wild yesterday morning. But at least now that it’s official, we know exactly why Microsoft thinks you should buy a new Xbox. The big-ticket item is 4K support. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to play games in crazy high-res, but if you have a fancy TV it’ll provide plenty of

Everything we know about PlayStation 4.5

New hardware announcements always make for an exciting E3, and while there have been some early leaks this year, the biggest gaming convention kicks off next week and there’s a lot we still don’t know. So ahead of the show, we decided to round up what we do know to prepare for the big event. In Sony’s case, it seems like it’s a safe bet that a new PlayStation 4 — which we’re calling PlayStation 4.5 for this story, though that will likely not be its official name — will be announced. Not up to speed yet? No problem. PlayStation

Calgary, AB Team Snatches 1st Place; Construction Innovation in Progress

Just yesterday, a small team based in Calgary (AB, CAN) has clinched 1st place in a competition against 5 other groups in hopes to present creativity and innovation in architecture. This competition was initiated by URB PRK, an organization that works with local businesses and emerging young talent in Architecture and Planning to create innovative and sustainable parks within an urbanscape. Their mission statement is as follows: Our mission (and a simple one at that) is to create vibrant social spaces for every living being to enjoy while providing an outlet for Architecture and Planning students and interns to showcase their creativity

Elon Musk really believes humans may just exist in some other civilization’s video game

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has spent so much time debating whether or not we exist in some advanced civilization’s video game that he had to vow to stop discussing the topic in hot tubs. The popular hypothesis is that we human beings are unwittingly just the characters in someone else’s computer simulation. “I’ve had so many simulation discussions it’s crazy,” Musk said on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference Wednesday night. “In fact, it got to the point where basically every conversation was the AI slash simulation conversation and my brother and I finally agreed that we’d ban any such conversations if we’re