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Microsoft to acquire Linkedin for Php1.21Trillion




The Redmond giant just got the world’s most complex organizational chart: Microsoft has announced its acquisition of professional networking site Linkedin with an all-cash buyout of $196 per share, or a staggering USD26.2 billion, or roughly Php1.21 Trillion when converted to our local currency.

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The said move was initiated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, according to an email sent to Linkedin employees by their CEO Jeff Weiner. The latter will still be in-charge of the world’s largest professional site, while reporting directly to Nadella. Weiner also identified future plans for the integration of Linkedin’s services into the Microsoft ecosystem:

  • Lynda.com integration into Microsoft office and other productivity suites
  • Innovating alongside Microsoft on solutions within the enterprise that are ripest for disruption, e.g., the corporate directory, company news dissemination, collaboration, productivity tools, etc
  • connecting non-overlapping graphs of various kinds of data pertaining to business professionals, which could be used to further enhance both companies’ services and platforms (eg: Linkedin’s graph woven onto Microsoft apps, and vice versa)

This new Microsoft acquisition is expected to complete before the year ends.

Source: 1, 2, 3



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2 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Ganun ang value ng LinkedIn? Sinong nagsabi na nalulugi ang $MSFT

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