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Forbes  Sep 1  Comment 
Have you tried LinkedIn?s tool Sales Navigator? I recently gave the sales tool a test drive with my business. Discover how this tool might be the first social selling offering from LinkedIn that could have an immediate, and dramatic impact on...
Forbes  Sep 1  Comment 
Messaging is at the core of the mobile world, and LinkedIn doesn’t want to miss out. On Tuesday, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said it is launching a revamped version of its messaging tool that aims to make it easier to have shorter...
TechCrunch  Sep 1  Comment 
 If you’re anything like me or most people I know, you almost certainly have a profile on LinkedIn but you probably never (ever ever) use its messaging service. Well, LinkedIn hopes that by adding stickers, GIFs and other such things you might...
TechCrunch  Aug 30  Comment 
 One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 27  Comment 
ITC Infotech used LinkedIn to publicise its hackathon among entrepreneurs and corporates
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 27  Comment 
The secret to creating impact on the platform may just be that brands have to tap it for its unique features
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 26  Comment 
The patented option trade-picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered call trade on LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD) that includes 8.21% downside protection. Sell one contract of the...
Forbes  Aug 25  Comment 
A new LinkedIn study shows that liberal-arts majors can find lots of jobs at tech companies. It isn't even necessary to graduate from a high-prestige college.
Forbes  Aug 25  Comment 
LinkedIn has taken another step toward its goal of becoming the primary link between professionals and the knowledge they need for their careers. On Wednesday, LinkedIn introduced a new tool for editing and sharing slides from its SlideShare...
TechCrunch  Aug 25  Comment 
 Over three years after its acquisition by LinkedIn, SlideShare this morning is getting deeper integration with the professional social network, a rebranding (now it’s “LinkedIn SlideShare”) and a new tool that allows users to clip out...




 
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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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