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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Is this a good deal? Or a big fail?

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a whooping $26.2 billion, the companies announced on Monday morning. And boy, it's Microsoft's largest acquisition ever.

While many are shocked about the acquisition, others are cracking jokes at LinkedIn's expense and value. Microsoft is set to buy a company that some feel isn't worth $26.2B. Did Microsoft and LinkedIn make a good deal on behalf of both companies? Or will this wind up as yet another bad Microsoft investment?

Some pointed out the tech company's big purchases in the past of Nokia, Yammer, and Skype—none of which were particularly profitable in retrospect. But others say this might be the change LinkedIn needs. 

What do you think: #GoodLinkedInDeal or #BadLinkedInDeal?


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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Is this a good deal? Or a big fail?
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Many have jokes about the buy.
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And some have reasons why the investment will fail.
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Some think it's a necessary big move.
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At least the buy makes sense ...
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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Is this a good deal? Or a big fail?
#GoodLinkedInDeal
A festive crown for the winner
#BadLinkedInDeal