Microsoft upped LinkedIn deal due to Salesforce pressure
Microsoft was reportedly pushed into upping its offer for LinkedIn, which it bought for $26.2 billion cash last month, by Salesforce, as the two went head to head in a battle for the professional networking service, Bloomberg reported.
Orange boss wants regulation rethink; references Microsoft/LinkedIn deal
LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 EUROPE: Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO, called for a rethink when it comes to regulatory reviews of large-scale technology deals, in light of Microsoft’s proposed $26. 2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B cash
Microsoft has made a surprise move to acquire business-oriented social network LinkedIn for $26. 2 billion cash in a deal expected to close by the end of December. The Redmond-based vendor said LinkedIn will retain its “distinct brand, culture and independence.
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