LinkedIn Bought SlideShare For $119 Million, But What Is It?

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Coming off of strong earnings, LinkedIn used the financial momentum to announce its acquisition of SlideShare.If you’re not familiar, SlideShare is a web service that lets you upload presentations and share them with everyone.

Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoints. We took a look at SlideShare to see what all the fuss was about.

Before you can upload you have to add the app to your account.

Here is some more information on SlideShare and it's supported formats.

If you do not have an account you can create one or simply log in.

A pro version is available and they nudge you to upgrade, if you choose.

Premium pricing. They also have tiers for non-profit and educational institutions.

Your SlideSpace, where you come to upload and view your presentations.

Select the presentation you would like to upload.

Give the presentation a name, tags, and select if you would like to allow viewers to download.

After the file is done uploading you can't view it just yet. SlideShare converts the presentation into an easy to view format.

For the impatient, a refresh status button is available.

Your fully uploaded presentation.

The viewer resembles a web video player. Options to share, embed, download, comment and more can be found here.

Once you are done viewing, look at another presentation or upload the next one.

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