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Windows 7: Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

13 Jun 2016   #1
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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion,Microsoft is buying social media company LinkedIn in an all cash deal for $26.2 billion.Microsoft announced a deal to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share Monday. The all-cash deal is valued at $26.2 billion.

Shares of LinkedIn surged 48 percent after the announcement, while shares of Microsoft opened down 5 percent. Before the announcement, trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending.

Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies' Boards of Directors, and is expected to close by the end of the calendar year. The acquisition is still subject to approval by LinkedIn shareholders, and regulatory approvals.
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13 Jun 2016   #2
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

So, will LI members who use Linux have to install Windows 10 spyware/malware to use LI? Will all LI members be proactively assigned a Microsft Live account in order to log into LI?

Inquiring minds want to know.

(I'm glad to be retired...)

Regards,
GEWB
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13 Jun 2016   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
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(I'm glad to be retired...)

Regards,
GEWB
You and me three!

Looks like LinkedIn will be soon be joining the graveyard of companies that MS bought and destroyed. Either that, or it will become a new tool in MS' spy network.

And people wonder why I do not do social media.
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13 Jun 2016   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Can't say I've ever used LinkedIn. Used to get loads of emails from people wanting me to join up but I've blocked everything with regards to the company now.

Never used it and never will.
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13 Jun 2016   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm on Linkedin (like many) and wouldn't have guessed that takeover. Never say never - who knows what fiddling MS will do.
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13 Jun 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep looks like 10 will get another app to be removed in power shell
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13 Jun 2016   #7
Kelvin Tread

Windows 7
 
 

We'll see if this pans out better than Nokia, I guess...
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13 Jun 2016   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kelvin Tread View Post
We'll see if this pans out better than Nokia, I guess...
I doubt it will.

In other news (Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion | Fox News) ol' Nutella had this to say about the buyout:

"“The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in a statement. “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.”

It seems Office 365 can't stand on its own and Win 10 is enough to force it on people, so nutella and his cronies had to acquire another platform to use to push it on people?

More disturbing news; MS may also have its sights on Twitter.
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13 Jun 2016   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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Think it's about time for Nutella to stick on a toupee and grow a tiny moustache.... and I'm not talking about doing a Charlie Chaplin impression here!
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13 Jun 2016   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Think it's about time for Nutella to stick on a toupee and grow a tiny moustache.... and I'm not talking about doing a Charlie Chaplin impression here!
I would laugh if there wasn't so much truth in what you say. Mad scientist world domination? 1984 all over again?
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