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Microsoft-LinkedIn deal raises several red flags

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Robert Cyran
Satya Nadella speaking at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Satya Nadella may have abandoned his prudent approach. The Microsoft chief executive's $26 billion deal to buy LinkedIn could reinvigorate the software giant's slipping grip on corporate computer systems and employee interactions. Paying a 50 percent premium for a flawed business raises several red flags, however.