It’s Official – Microsoft Closes Its $26 Billion Acquisition of LinkedIn

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Microsoft and LinkedIn officially sealed the deal Wednesday morning, closing its $26.2 billion acquisition. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner made the announcement LinkedIn official on its blog. The official status comes almost six months after news first broke of the acquisition. Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that it had approved the acquisition. LinkedIn also…

The Art Of Building A Google Custom Search Engine – Bonus: Adding Complex Refinements

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A major aspect of Custom Search Engines (CSE) is choosing and creating effective refinements. Refinements can hone in or focus your search engine on specific areas or aspects. To Review: A refinement is an extension of your site search/xray we created in the initial steps.  You can add a series of refinements (extended…