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This article was published on June 13, 2016

LinkedIn just cancelled its WWDC watch party post-Microsoft acquisition

LinkedIn just cancelled its WWDC watch party post-Microsoft acquisition
Natt Garun
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What a start to the week! Most of us in the east coast woke up to news that Microsoft has agreed to acquire LinkedIn for an all-cash deal of $26 billion.

While many people on the internet are already starting to make jokes about Xbox/Windows 10 LinkedIn requests and Clippy, there’s one thing that’s actually not a joke: LinkedIn cancelled its WWDC viewing party set for today at its San Francisco headquarters, just a few hours before it was set to start.

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If you recall, Microsoft was planning its own after party for the annual Apple developer conference (the URL for that gathering is WWDCparty.ms).

It’s funny to see allegiances already take shape an hour after news officially broke, and that Microsoft is set on killing the Apple vibes on what looks to be a busy week in tech as E3 is set to kick off this week as well.

If you still need somewhere to stream WWDC, however, check out your resources here. The opening keynote begins at 10 AM Pacific Time.

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