Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26 Billion

Microsoft has just announced that they are buying LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion.  Jeff Weiner will remain as CEO, reporting to Satya Nadella.

Why is LinkedIn attractive to Microsoft – it has 400+ million professionals as members worldwide, the perfect audience for marketing Office 365, Dynamics, and Azure.

“The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet.”