WHY MICROSOFT WANTED LINKEDIN.

Microsoft’s announcement, on Monday, that it would purchase LinkedIn—its biggest acquisition ever, at more than $26b—brought to mind an earlier takeover attempt, almost a decade ago. Back in the mid-aughts, Microsoft’s C.E.O. at the time, Steve Ballmer, flew to Palo Alto to try to convince Mark Zuckerberg, the young C.E.O. of Facebook, to let Microsoft … Continue reading WHY MICROSOFT WANTED LINKEDIN.