Posted by: bluesyemre | December 12, 2012

Bloomberg/LinkedIn Deal: A Hit or The AOL/TimeWarner of B2B?

  • Normally I’d advise consumer tech journalists to take a seat rather than to go off analyzing B2B information services, but then +CNET comes up with a pretty good take on Bloomberg’s prospective acquisition of LinkedIn. While Bloomberg, LP grew to a multi-billion dollar B2B information empire based on financial and government information markets, LinkedIn has managed to become a going concern with $12 billion in market capitalization, and CNET points out that based on a Merrill Lynch share purchase of Bloomberg in 2008 its market cap is around $22.5 billion. That makes Bloomberg a bigger fish, but not that much bigger.


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