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22 June 2016 @ 06:18 pm
Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2B  
That was unexpected and I even thought it is a joke. But it is not a joke.

Why would Microsoft buy the largest job board?
Microsoft is in a different business.


Responses:
1) What a terrible time to be burning that much cash, just before the next recession, and on a resume site. I was starting to see some good things coming from Microsoft but this makes me shake my head and question leadership big time.

2) I suspect major LinkedIn investors shopped around the company and financial-engineered a sophisticated kickback
 
 
 
anhinga_anhingaanhinga_anhinga on June 24th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: Executives motivation for merging
Мне всё это тоже не кажется разумным... И в этом е-майле, который Наделла послал сотрудникам Микрософта по этому поводу, я как-то не усматриваю никакого разумного содержания:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3083064/data-center-cloud/heres-microsoft-ceos-letter-to-employees-about-the-26-billion-linkedin-acquisition.html