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Facebook Drops Microsoft's Bing to Do Its Own Search Thing

FB12-15Facebook's relationship status with Microsoft's Bing has changed to "it's complicated."

Facebook has ditched Microsoft's Bing search engine as a provider, in favor of a proprietary engine.

There had previously been an option to view Bing results during a Facebook search, but over the past few days it has disappeared without notice.

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

microsoft acquires linkedinMicrosoft just surprised everyone with its plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash. While many financial analysts will be inspecting the details more closely, a lot of onlookers simply want to know... why? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has sent an internal memo to staff about the LinkedIn acquisition, and it attempts to answer why the company is interested in the social networking giant.

Stop! Yammer time: Microsoft's social biz service becomes one with Office 365

ym-8-2Cofounder David Stacks steps aside as Redmond takes reins

David Sacks, cofounder and former CEO of Yammer, has left his position at Microsoft after having steered the enterprise social networking service for nearly six years.

Sacks, a former PayPal exec who has been an angel investor in various startups and even once dabbled in producing and financing an independent feature film, launched Yammer at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2008.