Neowin: Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquires Glint to improve employee engagement

Neowin: Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquires Glint to improve employee engagement . “Microsoft has been on a shopping spree for a while, and it looks like it has no plans to stop. LinkedIn – a company which was itself acquired by the Redmond giant in 2016 – today announced plans to acquire Glint, a business specializing in employee engagement. Glint provides tools which allow business leaders to get feedback from their employees to know how the company is doing and what areas need improvement.”

Insights: Should Amazon Snap Up Struggling Snapchat? (Tubefilter)

Tubefilter: Insights: Should Amazon Snap Up Struggling Snapchat?. “Twitter and Facebook, who had spent the summer stamping out tens of millions of fake users, also saw their shares get beaten up recently on news that their growth wasn’t proceeding apace either. But only Los Angeles-based Snap has New York professors planning its exit strategy. Meanwhile there are others who think the company presents serious opportunities for those trying to reach its ardent young fans.”

TechCrunch: Facebook poisons the acquisition well

TechCrunch: Facebook poisons the acquisition well. “Who should you sell your startup to? Facebook and the founders of its former acquisitions are making a strong case against getting bought by Mark Zuckerberg and Co. After a half-decade of being seen as one of the most respectful and desired acquirers, a series of scandals has destroyed the image of Facebook’s M&A division. That could make it tougher to convince entrepreneurs to sell to Facebook, or force it to pay higher prices and put contractual guarantees of autonomy into the deals.”

BuzzFeed News: Chance The Rapper Bought The Chicagoist Website And He’s Going To Relaunch It

BuzzFeed News: Chance The Rapper Bought The Chicagoist Website And He’s Going To Relaunch It. “Chance the Rapper announced in a new song that dropped Wednesday that he’s bought Chicagoist, a local news site about his hometown that was closed last year by its millionaire owner after staff voted to unionize.”

TechCrunch: Facebook is buying UK’s Bloomsbury AI to ramp up natural language tech in London

TechCrunch: Facebook is buying UK’s Bloomsbury AI to ramp up natural language tech in London . “Perhaps rightly, there has long been a perception that Google-owned Deepmind has been the most aggressive in hoovering up a lot of the U.K.’s best talent in artificial intelligence, but now Facebook appears to be turning its eye to the country.”