Why EU Regulators Are Quizzing Rivals of Microsoft and LinkedIn

EU antitrust regulators want to know whether LinkedIn’s data is unique, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, which could be key to their decision on Microsoft’s $26 billion bid for the social network.

The European Commission earlier this week sent questionnaires to third parties, asking for their views on the subject after Microsoft sought approval for its biggest ever acquisition.

One of the questions asked whether LinkedIn’s lnkd ...

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