Scribd acquires LinkedIn’s Slideshare

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August 13, 2020, 11:20 AM UTC

Scribd will take over Slideshare’s operations on 24 September 2020.

This article shares that LinkedIn has sold Slideshare to Scribd. While the financial terms of the deal remains unknown, after 24 September, Slideshare users will be able to access the platform through the website and the mobile app.

Further, Slideshare will continue to remain a free service. The acquisition is bringing over 40 million presentations over to Scribd’s digital library. While the acquisition is currently in effect, Scribd will take over operations on 24 September.

The two sites will continue to operate independently of each other. Scribd’s co-founder and CEO, Trip Adler, said that the acquisition will allow Scribd to “continue diversifying our offering while driving even more readers to the books, audiobooks, magazines, and other professionally published works in our digital library.”

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