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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 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 »

LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Higher Ed - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

What might Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn mean for higher ed? It is clear that LinkedIn views higher education as a key vertical. This strategy became apparent with the $1.5 purchase of Lynda.com in 2015. So what might the Microsoft ...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 scoops up LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash - Computerworld

Microsoft has made a big bet on LinkedIn, announcing Monday that it will spend nearly $26.2 billion in cash to purchase the enterprise-focused social networking and recruiting company. The acquisition, the largest in Microsoft's history and one of the ...and more »

LinkedIn's sale is a sign of what's to come for Twitter and other social media companies - Mashable

When LinkedIn went public in 2011, it was heralded as the first in a new wave of social media companies landing on Wall Street. Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Groupon were months if not years away from their public offerings. Pinterest and Snapchat ...and more »

Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26 Billion In Biggest Deal Yet - Financial Advisor Magazine

Microsoft Corp. is acquiring the professional social network LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion, one of the largest technology-industry deals on record, as the maker of Windows software attempts to put itself at the center of people's business lives. The ...and more »

Microsoft links up with LinkedIn for $26 billion - Marketplace.org

Microsoft announced Monday that it will pay $26.2 billion to acquire professional networking service LinkedIn, in a deal expected to go through by the end of the year. It would be one of the biggest tech acquisitions ever, and Microsoft's largest by a ...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 to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion - Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.06% 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 »