Some Long term views on Linked In and while we are taking Linked In, huge congrats to Reid and his team, I know a lot of linked In peeps and they deserve a huge high five today….And who won the Skype deal?
Good takes here on both the LinkedIn and Skype deals.
At a value close to $8 billion, the Skype deal would rank as the biggest acquisition in the 36-year history of Microsoft, a company that traditionally has shied away from large deals. In 2007, Microsoft paid approximately $6 billion to acquire online advertising firm aQuantive Inc. Many current and former Microsoft executives believe Microsoft significantly overpaid for that deal. But they are also relieved that Microsoft gave up on an unsolicited $48 billion offer for Yahoo Inc. nearly three years ago. Yahoo is valued at half that sum today.