Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China
Tech giant Microsoft will shut down its Chinese version of LinkedIn in response to the Asian superpowers ongoing efforts to censor the internet.
Microsoft will shutter LinkedIn, the last US-operated social network in China, due to a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements".
Microsoft plans to launch a simple job search site to replace LinkedIn in China, sans the current iterations social media features.
The move comes after Beijing officials warned LinkedIn to moderate content back in March.
As of 1610 BST, Microsoft shares were up 1.35% at $300.30 each.