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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash, makes big move into enterprise social media - TechCrunch

Huge news today in the world of M&A in enterprise and social networking services: Microsoft has announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with some 433 million users, for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, in cash ...and more »

Twitter Jumps as Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Could Spur More - Bloomberg

Twitter Inc. jumped after Microsoft Corp.'s $26.2 billion agreement to buy LinkedIn Corp. prompted speculation other technology companies may become acquisition targets. Twitter ended the day up 3.8 percent to $14.55 in New York after rising as much as ...and more »

Why has Microsoft paid US$26 billion for business networking platform LinkedIn? - The Conversation UK

Mark Skilton works for HATDeX Ltd, a next-generation data economy startup, and consults for large consulting organisations in international digital strategy services. Partners. University of Warwick provides funding as a founding partner of The ...and more »

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Together Changing the Way the World Works - LinkedIn (blog)

Today we are excited to share that LinkedIn has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. We are joining forces with Microsoft to realize a common mission to empower people and organizations. LinkedIn's vision – to create economic ...and more »

Microsoft shifts to social with huge LinkedIn deal (Update 3) - Phys.Org

Microsoft on Monday shifted its focus to social networking with a massive $26.2 billion deal for professional social network LinkedIn. With its biggest-ever acquisition and one of the largest in the tech sector, Microsoft is adding tools to connect ...and more »

4 Reasons Microsoft Wasted $26.2 Billion To Buy LinkedIn - Forbes

While the deal certainly rescues LinkedIn from a huge growth problem that slashed the value of its shares in February, it is unclear how Microsoft will generate a return on that $26.2 billion investment. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (R) shakes hand with ...and more »

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion - Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp. MSFT -1.15% snapped up LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion in the largest acquisition in its history, betting the professional social network can rev up the tech titan's software offerings despite recent struggles by both companies. The ...and more »

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion, Reasserting Its Muscle - New York Times

SEATTLE — Microsoft has made its most ambitious move in years to reassert itself in a technology market it once dominated. The software giant said Monday morning that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition, by far the ...and more »

Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms - Computerworld

Microsoft yesterday announced it would buy the business social network LinkedIn for a company acquisition record of $26.2 billion, a purchase triggered by Microsoft's appetite for algorithms, an analyst argued. "There are two components to LinkedIn ...and more »

Microsoft sees integration opportunities in LinkedIn purchase – but will users care? - The Conversation AU

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has explained the rationale behind the tech company's plans to buy LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion. In a letter to staff, Nadella said he believes that access to LinkedIn customers will benefit the sales of Microsoft products ...and more »