Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion | The Verge
Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn?
Microsoft wants LinkedIn profiles to become a central identity in the workplace
Nadella points out that LinkedIn is “how people find jobs, build skills, sell, market and get work done.” It’s a key tool in the professional work space, with 433 million members and more than 2 million paid subscribers. Microsoft itself has more than 1.2 billion Office users, but it has no social graph and has to rely on Facebook, LinkedIn, and others to provide that key connection.
Here is Microsoft’s view why this is happening:
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