New Connections: Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn

 

Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. In recent years, Microsoft has been working to stay on top of the business and technology world, and adding LinkedIn to its portfolio seems like an obvious connection. Microsoft’s Chief Executive Satya Nadella wants the deal to open new horizons for Microsoft Office and LinkedIn. Currently, professionals use the two entities separately, but his goal is to weave the pieces together and have them work simultaneously. One way this could happen is by connecting LinkedIn to Microsoft Office calendar invites — meeting attendees could get to know more about one another in the same platform.  Nadella also stressed that Microsoft sees opportunities in Lynda.com, which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015 for $1.5 billion.

 

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