Do you have an extra $26.2 billion dollars in your bank account? If you do… why not buy the largest business social network service? Microsoft Corp just made its biggest-ever purchase and dropped some serious coin to acquire LinkedIn.
The big question is, “why”? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that “this combination will make it possible for new experiences such as a LinkedIn newsfeed that serves up articles based on the project you are working on and Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you’re trying to complete.”
Keeping Facebook & Google out of the workplace (wait… what? Since when has Google been out the work place?), Microsoft hopes to establish LinkedIn profiles and feeds as the most essential tool in the business realm.
We are waiting patiently to watch the integration between LinkedIn & Microsoft. Where do you stand on this game changing move?
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