Microsoft owned LinkedIn announced that SlideShare has acquired by Scribd to offer millions of users around the world great content to fuel their curiosity and learning.
The details of the deal has not been disclosed.
SlideShare has been a part of LinkedIn since May 2012. SlideShare has enabled millions of people to upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, and more.
Like SlideShare, Scribd offers users a great platform to learn, share, and advance their careers. It has a digital library of published ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, sheet music, and magazines, alongside over 100 million documents uploaded from the community.
Slideshare is more focused on presentations and professional content.
“Our acquisition of SlideShare is a major step towards creating the world’s largest digital library,” said Trip Adler, co-founder and CEO of Scribd. “Scribd has accumulated a unique collection of user-generated and professional content that we make available to our readers via personalized recommendations, and the addition of presentations from the SlideShare community advances our vision. It allows us to continue diversifying our offering while driving even more readers to the books, audiobooks, magazines, and other professionally published works in our digital library.”
SlideShare will continue to operate as a standalone service. The platform have 40 million presentations and 100 million unique monthly visitors.