Now that LinkedIn is a decade old and has 225 million members, its fastest-growing demographic –30 million and counting-is students and those who are three years or less out of college. Though LinkedIn’s user agreement says that members agree they are at least 18 years old, I am going to make a recommendation and a prediction: High school students should start LinkedIn...
(8 days ago)
LinkedIn--professional network, or growing media company? Launched in May 2003, LinkedIn’s popularity has skyrocketed over the last decade. In January, it hit a staggering 200 million users--massive growth when we consider it held just 22 million five years ago, and one million just a year after launch. LinkedIn shows no signs of slowing down. But in today’s competitive...
(1 month and 3 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Facebook is changing again. The social networking giant is hosting a media event tomorrow at its headquarters. There isn't any need to guess what this will be about. The invitation clearly explains that tech journalists are being invited to "come see a new look for News Feed" at Facebook. Facebook is never shy about mixing things up. There's an outcry...
(2 months and 17 days ago)
If you’re only using LinkedIn as a glorified business-card collector, an email replacement or some kind of Facebook counterpart for business contacts, you’re missing out on its recruitment potential. With 200 million users, LinkedIn has been making great strides lately to offer better tools for searching and posting jobs. With that in mind, here are five ways your small...
(18 days ago)
Morning Business Memo… LinkedIn (LNKD) and Facebook (FB) will celebrate the anniversaries of their IPOs just a few days apart this week. But their experiences as publicly traded companies couldn’t be more different. LinkedIn promotes its service as a stepping-stone to a more enriching career. LinkedIn’s...
(8 days ago)
Filed under: Investing It might seem ridiculous to consider buying a stock that's run up 200% since the beginning of 2012 and now trades hands at 1,330 times earnings. But this month, LinkedIn is on the short list of stocks I'm considering to add to my Roth IRA. I've been calling out one company per month for almost two years now, and the portfolio has returned 21%, beating...
(22 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The rumors about a so-called Facebook phone haven't died, despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg trying to squash them. This week's press event isn't a Facebook-branded phone, but it's close. The social networking giant sent out invites last week which read: "Come See Our New Home on Android." In talking to sources, I've learned that Facebook is going to build...
(1 month and 18 days ago)
Nextdoor, a San Francisco-based Web site for connecting neighbors, has something else in common with Facebook and LinkedIn, its far bigger and better-known peers in the social networking trade: the same early investor. Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm that made investments years ago in LinkedIn and Facebook, has led a $21.6 million funding round in Nextdoor.
(3 months and 9 days ago)
NEW YORK -- Facebook shares gained 3.3% to $26.25 on Wednesday on expectations that the world's largest social-media platform is poised to announce a new Android phone. Sources said Facebook is going to build its own operating system, based off Google's Android, keeping users on the social network. The phone, which is reported to be an HTC phone, will come with Facebook's...
(1 month and 17 days ago)
LinkedIn purchased news-aggregator app Pulse Tuesday. The service boasts 20 million users who reportedly read 10 million stories per day.
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