Microsoft Buys LinkedIn For 26.2 Billion USD


Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today that the tech giant has bought LinkedIn, a social networking site for professionals, for a whooping 26.2 billion USD valued at 196 USD per share. This is one of the biggest tech deals of recent times and of all time. Right now no structural changes are being made at the LinkedIn hierarchy as Jeff Weiner will remain the CEO. According to the announcement, LinkedIn will continue to work independently with its brand name.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals. Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet.” LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner commented that this acquisition will write a new chapter for LinkedIn. Linked has over 433 million users.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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