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Forbes  Feb 16  Comment 
Some jobs in finance haven’t changed much over the past few decades, but technology has also given rise to entirely new roles. LinkedIn looked at millions of user profiles and more than 140,000 finance job openings to identify the most promising...
TechCrunch  Feb 15  Comment 
 LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping lower-skilled workers and people who aren’t actively looking for a job. Today Facebook is rolling out a slew of new Jobs features we spotted it testing last...
Forbes  Feb 10  Comment 
LinkedIn looked across its 133 million U.S. profiles to analyze the cities the most workers moved to over the past year.
Forbes  Feb 6  Comment 
Every big city has its own unique areas of job shortages and surpluses A new study from LinkedIn pinpoints ways that 10 big cities could start solving one another's problems, via well-calibrated migration.
Forbes  Feb 5  Comment 
Once you have a complete and up-to-date profile that is authentic, relevant, and compelling, it’s time to start using LinkedIn for networking. In this post, I share what you need to know about using LinkedIn for building and nurturing your network.
TechCrunch  Feb 3  Comment 
 If you’re worried about the dissolution of western democracy as we know it, worry no more. There’s no safer place to be than by the side of Peter Thiel, the entrepreneurial scamp who will likely outlive us all in more ways than one! Lucky...
Benzinga  Feb 2  Comment 
LinkedIn (previously traded (NYSE: LNKD)), the business professional social media giant that was acquired by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), introduced earlier this year a list of the most promising jobs for 2017. LinkedIn's vice president...
Forbes  Jan 31  Comment 
The top profession for former NFL players is small business owner with 20% of those on LinkedIn labelled as entrepreneurs. Sales (18%), coaching/fitness professional (9%) and financial services (8%). Top employer: Stryker.
TechCrunch  Jan 31  Comment 
 Jason Nazar, the Los Angeles-based co-founder and chief executive of Comparably is aiming to unseat some of the web’s most successful tech companies in human resources and job search world. Nazar, who previously launched Docstoc, is looking to...
Forbes  Jan 29  Comment 
12 of LinkedIn's 20 Most Promising 2017 Jobs Are In Tech. Three of the top five tech positions on LinkedIn's list are analytics-based jobs including Data Architects, Analytics Managers and Data Engineers.




 
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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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