In a new interview, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates labeled the company's recent plans to acquire the business-themed social network LinkedIn as a "great transaction". Microsoft announced its intentions to buy LinkedIn earlier this week for $26.2 billion.
In a video interview with Bloomberg, Gates stated he was involved in the LinkedIn talks as a member of Microsoft's board of directors. He stated:
Gates added that he feels the value of the two companies will be greater together than separate. He also believes that LinkedIn could surprise many folks with its features and that people will want to learn about their career and their company via the professional news feed that it offers.
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