Microsoft’s New Technical Advisor

So we heard earlier this week that Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn for $196 per share. The deal is expected to be wrapped up later this year and values the social networking site at $26.2 billion. Some people have voiced that Microsoft is overpaying for LinkedIn, although Microsoft’s new Technical Advisor disagrees. This usually isn’t something that makes the headlines, except when that advisor is Bill Gates. Gates is the co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft. Who better to assist the company than one of the men who created it? Gates has been questioned regarding his stance on the merger. He has said this deal is “a great transaction” and “the value of the two companies’ combined is greater than the two by themselves.” With Gates behind this deal, you can bet it will be a good one.

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