Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella

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Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella explained why he bought Linkedin for $26 billion in a letter to employees

“We are in pursuit of a common mission centered on empowering people and organizations. Along with the new growth in our Office 365 commercial and Dynamics businesses this deal is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes. Think about it: How people find jobs, build skills, sell, market and get work done and ultimately find success requires a connected professional world. It requires a vibrant network that brings together a professional’s information in LinkedIn’s public network with the information in Office 365 and Dynamics. ”

Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella is allowing LInkedin to keep their separate brand

“A big part of this deal is accelerating LinkedIn’s growth. To that end, LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand and independence, as well as their culture which is very much aligned with ours.”

 

 

Source: Microsoft/Linkedin Acqusition Announcement