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To create a following you need to post regularly and share your posts on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn If you’re looking to create a more profitable business, starting a blog can be a smart move. With the...
Motley Fool  Mar 25  Comment 
Twitter is spending way more on R&D compared to its peers.
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) has always marketed itself as the site where professionals connect and form networks. However, the company has now increased its focus on content publication, which is enabling the platform to bring in more...
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Last Wednesday, news broke that The Guardian, CNN International, Financial Times, Reuters and The Economist have teamed up to form an advertising alliance called Pangea. The coalition will pool together the publishers' collective audiences to...
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)(NASDAQ: GOOG) announced early Tuesday that it will be hiring Ruth Porat, currently the CFO at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), as the new CFO of the company. Former LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) Vice President of Talent...
Clusterstock  Mar 25  Comment 
LinkedIn is the largest professional social media platform in the world with more than 347 million members in over 200 countries. The platform's popularity has grown to such a size that there are now  3 million active job listings , an...
Clusterstock  Mar 25  Comment 
Everyone seems to be on social media these days, whether they're tweeting about "Scandal" or sharing their strategy deck on LinkedIn. Publishers are discovering that all this sharing has incredible value for them.  Reports such as BuzzFeed...
Benzinga  Mar 20  Comment 
Axiom initiated coverage on LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD) Friday with a Buy rating and $300 price target. Analyst Victor Anthony felt that Sales Navigator had a "long runway" with less than 2 percent penetration and noted that it could generate...
Benzinga  Mar 18  Comment 
Media outlets The Guardian, CNN International, Financial Times, Reuters and The Economist have teamed up to form an advertising alliance called Pangea, according to Business Insider. The idea behind the new association is gaining the necessary...




 
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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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