Well, (for me) this was quite a surprise today: TheVerge titled: Microsoft is announcing today that it plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Developing... see here:
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion - www.theverge.com
See the MSFT announcement here:
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn
"LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence""."
Well.... Consolidation or globalization...?