Microsoft to end LinkedIn in China due to 'challenging' environment

Microsoft says it’s pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China. The decision concludes a seven-year run, at the end of which it became too tough an environment for the networking service to keep operating.

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Microsoft says it’s pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China. The decision concludes a seven-year run for the business networking service. As NPR’s John Ruwitch explains, Microsoft’s decision was a long time coming.

JOHN RUWITCH, BYLINE: LinkedIn was effectively the last man standing. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Signal – blocked in China. Pretty much all major American social media and networking services are. China’s ruling

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