This geezer attempting a smile here is none other than Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp. They already own MySpace, and a bunch of other online properties, but you see, herein lies the problem: old Mr. Murdoch is quite greedy, and if rumours are true, he's considering buying LinkedIn.
The possible acquisition is rumoured to take place in January 2008, and as TechCrunch states, LinkedIn's users fit News Corp's business profile perfectly. Generally getting on in life, professional, and wealthy, if Murdoch were to purchase the business social-networking site, the wealth of users he'd 'own' (all 16 million of 'em) would give him an awful lot of power.
Yet another rumour to add to the hot-air filled bank of gossip? I guess we'll find out in January!
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