Why does LinkedIn care if you get your news there or anywhere else? The company knows the more news there is on LinkedIn, the more likely you are to visit, and you’ll keep the business cycle going.
Linkedin business model:
Linkedin is using content -- news posts and influencer blogs -- to drive traffic to its site, to keep users active and their data up to date. The firm then has current, unique data to sell premium services, targeted ads and recruiting services to corporations.
"...with more than half of its business coming from the corporate recruiting product it sells to companies, a growing media business brings eyeballs and attention to the site, which in turn fuels data to the recruting side."