Microsoft will forever be associated with user-unfriendly work-related software

We've been locked into the company's work-related software since the 1990s

19th June, 2016
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Pic: Getty

Last Monday, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring LinkedIn for $26 billion. This was its biggest of nearly 200 acquisitions since it went public, the third-biggest technology acquisition in history, and possibly the most puzzling. In Ireland, it will affect the almost 1,000 staff at LinkedIn (about 10 per cent of its total workforce) and just under 2,000 staff and contractors employed by Microsoft. Those teams are likely to hope it works, regardless of the price tag or the reason.


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