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LinkedIn, the social media site that’s aimed at people looking to network or otherwise change up their career prospects, is taking a plunge into location-based services. From today, the company is turning on a new feature that will let...
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LinkedIn, the social media site for people looking to network or otherwise change up their career prospects, is taking a plunge into location-based services. From today, the company is turning on a new feature that will let job-seekers check out...
Forbes  Jun 5  Comment 
Facebook's got love covered. Google owns knowledge. Amazon takes care of all our desires, perhaps, and Apple our dreams and aspirations. But Microsoft wants to own work.
Financial Times  Jun 4  Comment 
Biggest deal by tech group since acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016
Forbes  Jun 3  Comment 
Your LinkedIn Summary will be the most read version of your bio. It's worth the time to get it right. Here are examples of compelling Summaries to inspire you along with advice to help you craft your stellar Summary.
Forbes  May 31  Comment 
Write an unsolicited LinkedIn recommendation for a colleague, direct report or client each work day. You will make a lot of people happy, and you will feel great.
Clusterstock  May 29  Comment 
A former Cambridge Analytica engineer told Business Insider that he's gotten more than 30 job inquires on LinkedIn since the firm shut down earlier this month. He said big data companies were interested in hiring him and didn't see his...
Financial Times  Apr 22  Comment 
London-based job ads on LinkedIn fall to half the levels seen just before Brexit vote
TechCrunch  Apr 19  Comment 
Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full name, phone number, email address, ZIP code,...
Benzinga  Apr 19  Comment 
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) paid more than $26 billion in late 2016 to acquire LinkedIn and, although the integration remains ongoing, the tie-up is exceeding expectations, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said during a TV appearance.  What...




 
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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
  6. Template:Cite news
  7. LNKD S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary Consolidated Financial Data" pg 10-11
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