Seeking Alpha's Market Challenge: Microsoft Gets LinkedIn

| About: LinkedIn (LNKD)

Summary

This morning it was announced that Microsoft would buy LinkedIn in a $26.2 billion deal.

Is this a good move for Microsoft?

Offer your opinions below!

Update: A lot of responses to today's poll:

  • It’s a good day to be a LinkedIn shareholder - 26.3%
  • This move will boost Microsoft’s enterprise platform - 19.1%
  • That’s a hefty price for LinkedIn, but worth it - 7.7%
  • The deal may change the social media landscape - 6.9%
  • Not sure I see the synergies in this deal - 18.9%
  • Microsoft overpaid - not a good move for the company - 21.1%

Thanks to everyone who participated in today's poll. We will be back tomorrow for more Market Challenge!

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It's a mega deal in the tech space.

This morning it was announced that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) would buy LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) in a $26.2 billion deal that would merge Microsoft's enterprise cloud services with the professional social network. (News announcement here.)

LinkedIn shares jumped 50% on the news.

Your thoughts on the deal? Are there winners and losers? Offer your perspective below!