Microsoft Buys CareerBuilder; Google Interested In SimplyHired

Microsoft buys stake in CareerBuilder from reports that Microsoft has purchased a minority equity stake in, a job search site. In addition, CareerBuilder and MSN Careers have continued their partnership deal where CareerBuilder will be the exclusive job search engine for MSN Careers.

Earlier this week, Google In Talks To Acquire SimplyHired from TechCrunch reported that Google was in talks with SimplyHired, another job search engine. Dion Lim, the president of SimplyHired told Techcrunch that there is “lots of interest in us,” when asked about the Google acquisition rumors.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Acquisitions | Microsoft: Business Issues | Microsoft: Other Search | Search Engines: Job Search Engines | Search Engines: Other Search Engines


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  • David

    I like Simply Hired as it works with Linked In so well.

    Career Builder is such a dinosaur and possibly a way for Microsoft to build a relationship with local newspapers who use Career Builder.

    I’d go with Simply Hired – new is good.


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