Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn

Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26 Billion in Biggest Deal Yet Microsoft Corp. is acquiring the professional social network LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion, one of the largest technology-industry deals on record, as the maker of Windows software attempts to put itself at the center of people’s business lives. The deal is a way for Microsoft, which largely missed out on the consumer Web boom dominated by the likes of Google and Facebook Inc., to sprint ahead in social tools -– in this case, for professionals. While Chief Executive Officer…

Income Statements and Cash Flow Statements

Here are some disadvantages of income statements and cash flow statements in financial analysis. If there is any unfortunate thing about investing, it’s that no investment can be made with perfect information. Not only are markets forward-looking, but accounting leaves a lot to be desired. Accounting is a science, but interpreting it is very much art. Here are a few disadvantages of income statements and cash flow statements. Disadvantages of the income statement In isolation, the income statement doesn’t tell us all that much about a company. There are a…