TheStreet.com  Dec 11  Comment 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (TheStreet) -- Professional social network LinkedIn is putting a prettier face on its homepage in the hopes of enticing its 332 million members to spend a little more time renovating their professional identities. The...
SeekingAlpha  Dec 11  Comment 
Forbes  Dec 10  Comment 
Spammers may be using your photo for the fake profiles they set up on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and other social networks. Here’s how I found out, and what you can do about it.
Green World Investor  Dec 9  Comment 
LinkedIn LinkedIn (LNKD) is a professional networking website, providing services in more than 20 languages. The website allows its users to maintain a list of contact details of their connections. It is a very good platform to exchange the...
Forbes  Dec 8  Comment 
If you're restless in your current job, a new LinkedIn tool will offer some interesting guesses about your next career move, based on similar people's choices in the past.
SeekingAlpha  Dec 7  Comment 
Motley Fool  Dec 4  Comment 
Facebook and Twitter typically gather more attention than LinkedIn. However, the profesional network's unique business model offers exceptional opportunities for growth in the years ahead.
Forbes  Dec 2  Comment 
The company’s strategies to redesign member profiles, grow the mobile ecosystem and publisher network, expand jobs listings, and foray into newer geographies and user demographics, will spur engagement and monetization on the platform. In...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 2  Comment 
44% recruiters used social and professional networks for hiring in 2014
TheStreet.com  Dec 1  Comment 
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (TheStreet) -- LinkedIn is on the receiving end of a performance review-based raise Monday as BMO Capital Markets upped its 12-month price target for the professional social network to $260 on new confidence in the company's...


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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