Microsoft Pays $26 Billion for LinkedIn in Biggest Deal Yet

  • LinkedIn helps Microsoft accelerate shift to enterprise
  • Transaction is one of biggest in tech industry to date

Microsoft Buying LinkedIn in Deal Valued at $26.2B

Microsoft Corp. is acquiring the professional social network LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion, one of the largest technology-industry deals on record, as the maker of Windows software attempts to put itself at the center of people’s business lives.

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