Microsoft spending £26 billion on what?

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  1. buttons

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    MS has purchased Linkedin for this huge sum. What is it they are getting for their £26 billion I have no idea.?
     
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    Contacts and database.......
     
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    £26bn+ tax hidy-hole :sneaky:
     
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    from what i can see buy something or pay tax. even though ms have 96b$ in cash they are going to borrow to pay for it.
     
  5. J H

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    Does anyone actually care?
     
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    Information is power.. power gives control.. control provides wealth .. wealth provides more power..

    the Google model..
     
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    Well, no-one is going to top that reply.
     
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    If Microsoft were to be Googled would Apple find it iWatering? :D
     
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    3/4 billion turnover in 2015.
     
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    much as I said.. https://news.vice.com/article/micro...llion-to-put-linkedin-in-your-office-software

    Microsoft and LinkedIn are teaming up in an $26 billion deal. The end result of the hookup, the biggest deal ever made by Microsoft, is that users of its business software will see news and suggestions from LinkedIn — and that will create opportunities to sell ads and subscriptions.

    Microsoft, the largest maker of software in the world, is buyingLinkedIn, the social network aimed at professionals,for $26.2 billion in all-cash transaction. The two companies announced the deal Monday morning before the market open on Wall Street.
     
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    I wonder if it will mean LinkedIn data becoming accurate? :whistle:
     
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    I always thought LinkedIn was just Facebook for the hard of thinking .. ?

    Constantly getting invites.. :rolleyes: .. so that must be the case.. :LOL:
     
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    Clearly more money than sense
     
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    Clearly more money than me :( :LOL::LOL:
     
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    which I had as little sense..
     
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    LinkedIn is a kind of Facebook for egomaniacs and sociapaths.

    A great place to exaggerate your accomplishments and abilities. A sort of online golf course for business professionals!:)
     
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    That made me smile because it's true.

    I have an account on there and have quite a network of other bullshitters I have never met.:D

    Nor would I want to meet them.
     
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    Every time you log in to LinkedIn the title screen will say

    Time to upgrade to Windows 10

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, we beg you...
     
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    The OP?
     
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