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How LinkedIn Acquisition Will Help Microsoft - Forbes

How LinkedIn Acquisition Will Help MicrosoftForbesMicrosoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share (a premium of 50% based on Friday's closing price) in an ...and more »

Why Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26B Is A Smart Move - Fast Company;

Why Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26B Is A Smart Move - Fast Company

Fast CompanyWhy Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26B Is A Smart MoveFast CompanyLinkedIn could help Microsoft stave off Google and Amazon in the battle to rule the enterprise market. Why Microsoft Buying LinkedIn For $26B Is A Smart Move. [Photo: Flickr user Johannes Marliem]. By Ruth Reader 06.14.16 | 8:15 am. Microsoft's ...and more »

Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source? - InformationWeek;

Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source? - InformationWeek

InformationWeekWill Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?InformationWeekMicrosoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community? 9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open ...and more »

Microsoft bolsters its business products by acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion - Los Angeles Times;

Microsoft bolsters its business products by acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMicrosoft bolsters its business products by acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billionLos Angeles TimesWhen newly appointed Chief Executive Satya Nadella spelled out his vision for Microsoft in 2014, he pledged to revive a stagnant technology giant that had been eclipsed by more nimble and more mobile companies. To do that, he said, “we must rediscover ...and more »

Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2bn a daring move - Irish Times;

Microsoft acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2bn a daring move - Irish Times

Irish TimesMicrosoft acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2bn a daring moveIrish TimesIn a daring move yesterday, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella announced his intention to acquire the professional relationship site LinkedIn for $28.2 billion, less the $2 billion which LinkedIn already holds in cash. LinkedIn was founded in 2002 ...and more »

7 Ways Microsoft Can Make LinkedIn Worth $26 Billion - Harvard Business Review;

7 Ways Microsoft Can Make LinkedIn Worth $26 Billion - Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review7 Ways Microsoft Can Make LinkedIn Worth $26 BillionHarvard Business ReviewMicrosoft just bought LinkedIn for $26 billion dollars, or $196 per LinkedIn share, a 50% premium to the Friday market closing price of $131. Microsoft is known for overpaying for its acquisitions, including Skype, Nokia's handset business, aQuantive ...and more »

Here Are All The Businesses Microsoft Gets With Its $26.2-Billion LinkedIn Deal - Forbes;

Here Are All The Businesses Microsoft Gets With Its $26.2-Billion LinkedIn Deal - Forbes

ForbesHere Are All The Businesses Microsoft Gets With Its $26.2-Billion LinkedIn DealForbesMicrosoft MSFT -1.05% is getting much more than a job-search website with its $26.2 billion all-cash acquisition of LinkedIn LNKD +%. The purchase, should it go through, will be one of the largest technology-industry deals on record. And it's a deal ...and more »

LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner says he's at Microsoft for the long haul, though some in Silicon Valley beg to differ - Recode;

LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner says he's at Microsoft for the long haul, though some in Silicon Valley beg to differ - Recode

RecodeLinkedIn's Jeff Weiner says he's at Microsoft for the long haul, though some in Silicon Valley beg to differRecodeAbout 16 seconds after Microsoft's $26 billion deal to buy LinkedIn was announced, even though it was 5 am in Silicon Valley, the incoming about the fate of CEO Jeff Weiner lit up my texts. "Jeff Weiner is a media guy, not an enterprise guy," wrote ...and more »

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn, but what's the real motive? - Computerworld;

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn, but what's the real motive? - Computerworld

ComputerworldMicrosoft is buying LinkedIn, but what's the real motive?ComputerworldThe news resounded in an echo chamber this morning. Microsoft is buying the most well-known and useful social network for business, and it's quite an earth-shattering deal. They'll pay $26.2B in cash or $196 per share. The LinkedIn deal was approved by ...and more »

Why Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Is Good News for Twitter - Vanity Fair;

Why Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Is Good News for Twitter - Vanity Fair

Vanity FairWhy Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Is Good News for TwitterVanity FairSome good news for a quiet year of deal-making in Silicon Valley: Microsoft will purchase LinkedIn in an all-cash $26.2 billion sale, the companies announced Monday. Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella has agreed to pay $196 per share for the ...and more »

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn - BBC News;

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn - BBC News

BBC NewsMicrosoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bnBBC NewsMicrosoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share - a premium of almost 50% to Friday's closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its ...and more »

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion in big data push - TechRepublic;

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion in big data push - TechRepublic

TechRepublicMicrosoft is buying LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion in big data pushTechRepublicMicrosoft announced that it will be acquiring LinkedIn Corporation for $196 per share in an all-cash deal, gaining access to the social platform and its data. By Conner Forrest | June 13, 2016, 6:51 AM PST. RSS. Comments; Facebook; Linkedin; Twitter; More.and more »

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion - AndroidPIT;

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion - AndroidPIT

AndroidPITMicrosoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billionAndroidPITMicrosoft will buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion dollars, the two companies have announced. This would become one of Microsoft's biggest purchases in history and LinkedIn shares have already increased by a reported 48 percent since the announcement.and more »

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26b - The Next Web;

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26b - The Next Web

The Next WebMicrosoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26bThe Next WebMicrosoft is set to acquire LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for $26.2 billion in an all-cash transaction. The company said that LinkedIn will continue to operate as usual. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Microsoft ...and more »

G4S Under Scrutiny After Employing Orlando Killer Since 2007 - Bloomberg;

G4S Under Scrutiny After Employing Orlando Killer Since 2007 - Bloomberg

BloombergG4S Under Scrutiny After Employing Orlando Killer Since 2007BloombergG4S Plc's approach to the vetting of its security personnel is under scrutiny after it emerged that Florida nightclub killer Omar Mateen had been employed by the world's biggest guarding company for almost a decade. Mateen, who declared his allegiance ...and more »

Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn - Wall Street Journal;

Why Microsoft Bought LinkedIn - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWhy Microsoft Bought LinkedInWall Street JournalMicrosoft Corp.'s planned acquisition of LinkedIn Corp. potentially is a very savvy move, though you would be hard-pressed to discern that. There are lots of reasons for skepticism. The price tag, for one. At $26.2 billion, it is by far Microsoft's ...and more »

Why Microsoft-LinkedIn deal made sense to Satya Nadella - YourStory.com;

Why Microsoft-LinkedIn deal made sense to Satya Nadella - YourStory.com

YourStory.comWhy Microsoft-LinkedIn deal made sense to Satya NadellaYourStory.comMicrosoft's $26.2 billion all-cash deal to acquire LinkedIn, is the second biggest tech M&A of all times. Sixth acquisition of the year (2016) for Microsoft, this deal is the biggest of all 196 acquisitions by the tech giant till date. While Microsoft ...and more »

The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection - CRM Buyer

The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM ConnectionCRM BuyerWith its US$26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft may be setting itself up to tackle Salesforce head-on for CRM dominance. The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection. The purchase, announced Monday, also might help Microsoft compete more ...and more »

Microsoft Plus LinkedIn -- Same Song, Different Key - Forbes;

Microsoft Plus LinkedIn -- Same Song, Different Key - Forbes

ForbesMicrosoft Plus LinkedIn -- Same Song, Different KeyForbesMicrosoft is buying LinkedIn, and we should expect this to be a disaster. It is clear why LinkedIn agreed to be purchased. As revenues have grown, gross margins have dropped precipitously, and the company is losing money. And LinkedIn still receives ...and more »

Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms - Computerworld;

Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms - Computerworld

ComputerworldMicrosoft covets LinkedIn algorithmsComputerworldMicrosoft 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 »