This is wrong. MS had only $6.5b in cash when it acquired LinkedIn. The $106b is in short-term investments that was given it a yield.
In fact, MS chose to borrow money to fund the LinkedIn acquisition for tax purposes. Almost all of it was borrowed.
As for the rest of your growth estimates in your article for both LinkedIn and MS, I can’t really comment since the source wasn’t linked.
Thanks for reading and responding Anthony.