Leo Welder says, “Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft made company history by announcing a $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition.

The deal is Microsoft’s largest to date and has sparked nonstop speculation in its wake. What changes will be made to the Internet’s largest professional networking interface?

As the deal will not officially close until the end of 2016, we’re left with plenty of time to hypothesize about why Microsoft made the move it did and how LinkedIn users stand to benefit.

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Microsoft’s Past Successes (And Failures)

The LinkedIn buy is far from the company’s first acquisition. Microsoft has bought more than 150 other companies with varying degrees of success (and arguably dodged a $44.6 billion bullet when the 2008 Yahoo acquisition fell through)”.

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