30: Microsoft's $26 Billion LinkedIn Purchase Is Hardly A Sure Thing by Bloomberg published on 2016-06-14T20:36:28Z Microsoft spent $16.9 billion in the past four years to buy Skype, Yammer and Nokia's phone and tablet business. None lived up to the hype. Is there any reason to think Microsoft's $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn will work out any better? Gadfly columnist Shira Ovide and Deal of the Week host Alex Sherman hash out some possible answers. Plus, Bloomberg broke the news that daily fantasy sports behemoths FanDuel and DraftKings have started merger talks. Bloomberg sports reporter Eben Novy-Williams explains why antitrust concerns may hinder a deal.