Linkedin sells SlideShare Scribd – Le Monde Informatique

The content sharing site SlideShare, previously owned by Linkedin, is moving to Scribd’s list. He will bring him 40 million professional presentations. Scribd collects 100 million documents shared by its user community and offers a premium service of 1 million e-books, podcasts and magazines.

“Scribd will begin managing SlideShare on September 24, 2020.” With these words in French, the user will be welcomed this morning to the website for sharing presentations and other professional content, bought by Linkedin in 2012 and bought by Microsoft itself in June 2016. A new owner is taking over the repository of files as SlideShare has just been sold to Scribd, another well-known document-sharing website that is particularly used by Internet users to publicly distribute texts such as court judgments. Most importantly, Scribd has built a premium subscription service that offers over a million e-books, audio books, podcasts, sheet music and magazines in addition to the 100 million documents uploaded by its community. Among the latter, in addition to the above judgments, there are educational resources, academic articles, professional models, etc.

With the recent acquisition, the San Francisco-based company is restoring more than 40 million professional presentations. “Our acquisition of SlideShare is an important step in building the world’s largest digital library,” said Trip Adler, co-founder and CEO of Scribd, in a post. The teams are currently spread across 20 countries.

Technical support from Linkedin during the transition

According to Linkedin’s own statement, which seeks to build a professional community to support career development, “Scribd is in the best position to maintain and increase the value of SlideShare for its 40 million content creators.” According to the Microsoft subsidiary, the experience of SlideShare users will not change. You can still access the sharing page with your current login details. After the migration is complete, Scribd will manage the SlideShare accounts and their existing content. For users who do not want their documents to be sent to Scribd, it is possible to export them and delete their SlideShare account before September 24th. Linkedin technical support will be available during this transition, particularly to answer more specific questions such as: B. What to do when adding SlideShare content to a blog or website.