Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11920072/microsoft-linkedin-acquisition-2016
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Interesting, I'm just wondering why.
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  3. Brummelchen

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    analysation of business relationchips.
     
  4. stapp

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    Microsoft CEO Explains Why He Purchased LinkedIn in Email to Employees
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/micr...d-linkedin-in-email-to-employees-505184.shtml


     
  5. Peter2150

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    And they will consolidate and lay off people, mess it up like they have Skype, and at the end sell it.
     
  6. Minimalist

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    So we can expect LinkedIn app built in next release of Win 10 and Office and an option to connect your LinkedIn account to Microsoft's.
     
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    "as these experiences get more intelligent and delightful". :argh::argh::argh:
     
  8. HAN

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    Well, for once I'll be safe from the MS spies! Next machine after my Win 7 box will be Mac or Linux. And I don't belong to Linkedin...
     
  9. marzametal

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    Time to delete my account... that's *** up! Damn MS ******** in my koolay!
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    Seriously, this has to be one of the dumbest takeovers ever seen, and might be the beginning of the end for the CEO. Who in their right mind would pay 26 billion dollars, for a company that isn't even operating in the same sector, and isn't even making a profit? BTW, word on the street is that Twitter is a target for Facebook, and Netflix is a target for Apple. These two takeovers would make a whole lot of more sense.

    http://arstechnica.com/information-...cant-make-sense-of-microsoft-buying-linkedin/
     
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