Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion, Reasserting Its Muscle

Posted by @DanHinmon, Jun 15, 2016

Okay, so this may sound like old news to you. But I took a long weekend off (see @astonebreaker‘s discussion on Social Media Burnout https://socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/discussion/social-media-burnout/) and you might have also, so…

Microsoft said Monday morning that it would acquire LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition is by far the largest in Microsoft’s history.

Business as usual? Or big changes ahead? 


It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Personally, after my bad experience with an unplanned “upgrade” to Windows 10, I’m not super thrilled about Microsoft now having access to my entire employment history and professional network!

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