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10 Things You Need To Know About Microsoft's $26B LinkedIn Acquisition

What exactly is Microsoft getting for its definitive agreement to acquire LinkedIn? Here are the key things to know about LinkedIn's business.

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What Microsoft Is Buying

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's biggest move yet to transform the software giant for the cloud era comes in the form of one of the biggest technology deals ever -- Microsoft is acquiring social media and professional networking site LinkedIn. You've seen the eye-popping price -- $26.2 billion -- of the acquisition, which makes it Microsoft's largest acquisition of all time. But in the following slides, CRN lays out some of the other details to know about what exactly Microsoft is getting with its planned acquisition of the gigantic professional network, including billions more in revenue and hundreds of millions of members that Microsoft will be able to target its Office products to.

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