Microsoft officially announces purchase LinkedIn, the popular social network of professionals. The agreement was set Monday for an amount of $ 196 per share, which in total amounts to 26,200 million dollars (23.3 billion euros). The purchase was made in cash and will close at the end of the year.
LinkedIn maintain its position and brand independently, just as happened has with other purchases of Microsoft. Although we do not know what will happen from now.
Microsoft buys LinkedIn
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn Current maintain its position. So far the social network had remained a key place to show personal resume, and develop their own platforms for courses called Lynda.com.
The results to date have been very successful LinkedIn, growing year after year members, mobile use and number of page views.
With this acquisition Microsoft strengthens its role in the software field, a shift in the overall company since Satya Nadella from becoming CEO. This purchase comes after Minecraft, Wunderlist, Swiftkey or Calendar Sunrise, all companies involved in programs.
The goal is to enhance and accelerate the growth of LinkedIn as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics.
The new Microsoft of Nadella focuses on software
A few years ago we thought that Windows Phone would be the rival of Android, but time has shown a much steeper Microsoft to create interesting products for everyone, regardless of operating system used.
Office is the cornerstone of Microsoft, but with this purchase is evidenced once again wanting to create a unique ecosystem, to hit book but with a very strong perspective. Purchased applications are related to productivity and business suites, LinkedIn is the social branch that best fits with the philosophy of the new Microsoft.
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