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Forbes  9 hrs ago  Comment 
I'm going to show you three unbelievably effective ways to turn LinkedIn into an engine that can power your career to a much greater extent than it is today.
Forbes  Sep 22  Comment 
In a recent study of hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn users, economists found that changing job functions provides a measurable boost in the quest for an executive position. Here's how to apply your UnCareer path to your upward mobility.
TechCrunch  Sep 22  Comment 
 LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest efforts to expand its site beyond job hunting...
Motley Fool  Sep 22  Comment 
Both social media leaders have a load of upside in the coming months and years, but which is the better buy over the long run?
Yahoo  Sep 20  Comment 
Relationship Science, an exclusive relationship network whose investors include several billionaires, just launched a new website that’s available to the public.
TechCrunch  Sep 20  Comment 
 Progressly, a new platform for supporting growth within large enterprises, just got a big boost in both money and staffing. Ruslan Belkin, a former top exec from Twitter and LinkedIn will be joining the roughly two year old company. With the...
Forbes  Sep 20  Comment 
LinkedIn, once thought to be exclusively for job search, is clearly becoming the social media tool for helping you do your job better, advance your career, and support your employer. Here’s how to use LinkedIn to help you accelerate your promotion.
New York Times  Sep 20  Comment 
LinkedIn’s co-founder has taken to publicly denouncing the candidate, but many executives are offering only whispered critiques, fearing retaliation.
Forbes  Sep 17  Comment 
Do you want to work in data? What does this mean? For the last 3 years I was at one of the coolest companies in the data space: LinkedIn! LinkedIn has amazing data assets and they have been at the forefront of data science. I want to share what I...
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LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is an online professional network. Members of the network can use the platform for free to create and manage their professional identity, engage with other professionals, and access relevant business information. Through the platform, LinkedIn allows professionals to communicate with one another and ultimately find new careers and business opportunities.[1] LinkedIn makes money in three ways. First, it provides organizations with hiring solutions. These solutions allows enterprises to advertise job postings to members based on key qualities, such as location, experience, and education. This allows organizations to contact potential employees who are not actively searching for a job. Next, it sells display advertisement space on the site to marketeers. Finally, it allows members to upgrade to paid, premium subscriptions. Premium subscriptions allow members, acting as an individual or on behalf of a company, to view enhanced search results, gain additional channels of communication, and receive priority customer support.[2]

While LinkedIn remains focused on general professional networking, there is a trend in the industry to move towards specialized knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking. For example, Stackoverflow provides a question and answer service as well as a career service for computer programmers. Other sites have focused on discussion, collaboration, and interaction between and among employees and potential employers. These services allow members two main benefits. First, they can find specific answers to their specialized questions. Second, they can interact directly with relevant companies in their field. LinkedIn's generality and lack of specialty within the professional network space does provide benefits, but the company may refocus on this trend.[3][4]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on May 18, 2011. The company offered 7.8M shares each for $45. This was at the high end of the revised price range of $42-$45. The company had originally announced an initial price range of $32-$35. The offering raised a total of $353M. The final offering was 35% larger than had the pricing occurred at the midpoint of the initial range. The lead managers of the IPO were Morgan Stanley (MS), Bank of America (BAC), and J P Morgan Chase (JPM).[5]

The company's first day 109% return was the fifth largest for an IPO in the post bubble era. [6]

For the full year 2010, LinkedIn reported a total revenue of $243M and a net income of $14.5M. Revenue increased by 103% over the previous year, and net income increased from a net loss $4M.[7]

  1. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "LinkedIn Corporation" pg 1-2
  2. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "How We Generate Revenue" pg 45-46
  3. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "LinkedIn Corporation" pg 1-2
  4. Seeking Alpha "LinkedIn: IPO Will Place Company at Strategic Crossroads" 21 Feb 2011
  5. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "LinkedIn prices IPO at $45, high end of revised range" 18 May 2011
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  7. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial Data" pg 10-11
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