Microsoft, LinkedIn CEOs Share Early Plans for Growth, Integration

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Following today's news that Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn, the companies' CEOs Satya Nadella and Jeff Weiner, spoke to financial analysts about the $29.2 billion deal and how well it "checks all the boxes" that Microsoft uses to evaluate acquisition opportunities.

While specific plans for bringing LinkedIn into the fold remain flexible, Nadella and Weiner floated a range of ideas and themes today, from broadening LinkedIn membership to enhancing Dynamics CRM and Office 365 products, to opening up APIs and more.


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