(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp.’s $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp. is the most expensive move so far in Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s push to remake the company for a future when most business computing happens over the Internet.
Yet LinkedIn would increase Microsoft’s annual sales by just 3 percent and there are no immediate plans for integration. LinkedIn will at least initially operate largely independently. That’s asking investors to trust that Nadella has the right vision for the future -- and that he will do a better job than his predecessors of handling acquisitions.
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