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  • The Top Ten IPO Candidates For 2010

    The Top Ten IPO Candidates For 2010

    It’s been a long drought for IPOs, but venture capitalists and tech entrepreneurs are hopeful that 2010 will be the year they rain down on the Valley once gain. Earlier this year, a handful of IPOs trickled out, such as OpenTable, Rackspace, and A123Systems. But what people are really waiting for is another Netscape moment—an iconic IPO which will whet investor’s appetites… Read More

  • LinkedIn Furthers Expansion In India With Local Office And Media Partnerships

    LinkedIn Furthers Expansion In India With Local Office And Media Partnerships

    Professional social network LinkedIn has been seeing a significant amount of growth internationally, 3.4 million members in India, out of 55 million members globally. That’s more than its members in the U.K., which just hit 3 million users. Today, LinkedIn is opening an office in Mumbai India, to set up shop in the area where it’s growing like gangbusters. In October… Read More

  • Le Web 2009 Roundtable: What Makes A Platform, Exactly?

    Le Web 2009 Roundtable: What Makes A Platform, Exactly?

    This is an overview of what was said during the panel conversation at Le Web on Platforms, which was moderated by our own Mike Arrington. (right) Lots of panelists for this particular discussion – the conference organizers managed to get all of these people on one stage: Ethan Beard (Director, Facebook Developer Network), Cristian Cussen (Director of Business Development at Ning)… Read More

  • LinkedIn hits 3 million members in the UK, eyes IPO in not so near future

    LinkedIn hits 3 million members in the UK, eyes IPO in not so near future

    [UK] Business social network LinkedIn has hit a milestone in the UK, surpassing 3 million registered users in these parts. Kevin Eyres, Managing Director Europe at LinkedIn, announced the feat at a London event last night and on the company’s blog this morning. LinkedIn founder and chairman Reid Hoffman attended the event as well, and told Reuters afterwards that the company plans to… Read More

  • Sobees Tackles LinkedIn In Powerful New Clients, Android App To Launch Soon

    Sobees Tackles LinkedIn In Powerful New Clients, Android App To Launch Soon

    The evolution of Twitter clients have been speeding along. While Twitter is the fundamental platform that formed a base for many applications, such as TweetDeck, Seesmic, PeopleBrowsr and Sobees, these platforms soon looked to other social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and FriendFeed for additional integration. And many have conquered all mediums, with desktop, web and mobile apps. In… Read More

  • LinkedIn Signs Up 3 Million Users In UK, Won't Go Public Any Time Soon

    Business social network LinkedIn has hit a milestone in the UK, surpassing 3 million registered users in these parts. Kevin Eyres, Managing Director Europe at LinkedIn, announced the feat at a London event last night and on the company’s blog this morning. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman attended the event as well, and told Reuters afterwards that the company plans to pursue an IPO at… Read More

  • Five Ways Startups Are Tapping Into LinkedIn's API

    Five Ways Startups Are Tapping Into LinkedIn's API

    This morning, professional social network LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its API for developers to build applications around the platform. While LinkedIn has partnered with Twitter, Microsoft, IBM, Research In Motion and others, this will be the first time startups can tap into the platform. While LinkedIn is releasing 11 different APIs, they fall into three distinct categories. Read More

  • An Ecosystem Is Born: LinkedIn Opens Up API

    An Ecosystem Is Born: LinkedIn Opens Up API

    As rumors continue to swirl around LinkedIn’s possible IPO, the professional social network is steadily adding useful features that help transcend the platform’s technology into other applications. LinkedIn recently launched two-way integration with Twitter and also rolled out a plug-in to pull in your LinkedIn contacts within Microsoft Outlook. And today, LinkedIn is opening up… Read More

  • Microsoft Outlook To Become More LinkedIn

    Microsoft Outlook To Become More LinkedIn

    Professional social network LinkedIn is showing a little Microsoft love today. In conjunction with the announcement of the beta of Microsoft’s Office 2010 at its Professional Developer Conference, LinkedIn and Microsoft have partnered to offer an add-on that integrates much of your LinkedIn contact information with your Outlook contacts. The add-on to Outlook will provide professional… Read More

  • Xing grows revenue while profit falls – and no LinkedIn takeover likely

    Xing grows revenue while profit falls – and no LinkedIn takeover likely

    [Germany] Hamburg based business social network Xing, similar to LinkedIn in Europe, continued to grow revenue and EBIDTA in the first nine months of 2009 while profits were smaller than last year. Total revenues from January to September amounted to €33.2 million – or $49 million – up 32 percent from the same period last year (€25.1 million). But the cumulative group profits… Read More

  • Crazy ComScore Charts: LinkedIn Shoots Up Past Twitter

    Crazy ComScore Charts: LinkedIn Shoots Up Past Twitter

    Did LinkedIn more than double its U.S. visitors in October? A casual glance at the latest comScore data makes it look that way, with LinkedIn shooting up to 20 million unique visitors in October, 2009, from 9 million in September, 2009. The new estimate puts LinkedIn ahead of Twitter, which saw a decline of U.S visitors last month to 19.2 million. Of course, LinkedIn didn’t really all of… Read More

  • Social Networks Continue To Rally Around Twitter As LinkedIn Goes Tweet Crazy Too

    Social Networks Continue To Rally Around Twitter As LinkedIn Goes Tweet Crazy Too

    Professional social network LinkedIn has long had a feature that lets users update their status on their profile. But it’s plainly obvious that LinkedIn users don’t nearly use the status feature for mass communication as frequently as they use Twitter or Facebook for the same purpose. In fact, I surveyed a sampling of LinkedIn users who avidly use the site for networking but… Read More

  • Buy Any Company In Under 5 Seconds, Courtesy Of LinkedIn

    Buy Any Company In Under 5 Seconds, Courtesy Of LinkedIn

    A not so well thought-out feature – or defect – allows any LinkedIn user to indicate the company they work for has acquired, merged with or become a division of another company without any third-party verification whatsoever. Worse, when a user falsely claims company A has e.g. purchased company B, this will actually show up on company B’s public profile as such. Needless to… Read More

  • An Angel Goes Pro: Reid Hoffman Now Officially A Venture Capitalist At Greylock

    An Angel Goes Pro: Reid Hoffman Now Officially A Venture Capitalist At Greylock

    LinkedIn’s founder Reid Hoffman will be joining Greylock Partners as a partner but will continue to hold the role as executive chairman of LinkedIn. Hoffman tells us that he will be shifting his angel investing under Greylock Partners, where he will be a partner. Greylock has also closed Greylock XIII, a $575 million fund, which will be used to invest in and support promising enterprise… Read More

  • LinkedIn Flying High With 50 Million Business Users

    LinkedIn Flying High With 50 Million Business Users

    LinkedIn has hit 50 million users, according to a blog post today, growing from 45 million users two months ago. And according to the latest comScore data, LinkedIn is steadily growing in terms of unique visitors. For September, LinkedIn had 9 million unique visitors in the U.S. compared to 8.7 million unique visitors in August. But it appears that LinkedIn’s growth is mainly attributed to… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Reid Hoffman on a LinkedIn IPO and What Startups May Beat Him Out

    TC50 Backstage: Reid Hoffman on a LinkedIn IPO and What Startups May Beat Him Out

    Here’s the thing I love about Reid Hoffman. There’s no “We-don’t-comment-on-rumors-and-speculation” BS with him. You ask him a question and he gives you an answer. So you don’t need a bunch of words from me, just go to the jump and watch our final backstage interview of the conference where Hoffman talks about whether LinkedIn will buy Xing and whether… Read More

  • TC50: Radiusly Aims To Put Twitter In A More Professional Setting

    TC50: Radiusly Aims To Put Twitter In A More Professional Setting

    While Facebook continues to grow, and some companies are getting more comfortable with using it for things like Pages, LinkedIn still fills the gap for users who want a more professional setting for social networking. A new service launching in public beta today at TechCrunch50, Radiusly, wants to take the idea of Twitter and put it in more of a professional setting, as well. But unlike… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Creating New "LinkedIn Killer" Called WSJ Connect

    The Wall Street Journal has long envied the success of professional social network LinkedIn and its 15 million or so monthly visitors (WSJ.com has just a third of that). In late 2008 they launched WSJ Community, a social network bolted onto the main WSJ site. That community is a ghost town – raise your hand if you’ve even heard of it, let alone visited it. At some point… Read More

  • LinkedIn Drills Down Into People Search With New Beta

    LinkedIn Drills Down Into People Search With New Beta

    There is an IBM commercial that pokes fun of people who spend time on social networks in the workplace. It shows a young, hip guy who brags about having “826 friends” and explains to an older boss-lady type that he “can find anyone.” So she says she needs a team of international finance experts who know merger arbitrage, speak Cantonese and can start on Monday. … Read More

  • SharesPost Report: Facebook Worth $4-6 Billion. So Much For That $10B Valuation

    SharesPost Report: Facebook Worth $4-6 Billion. So Much For That $10B Valuation

    They may be mysterious and perhaps even a bit shady, but secondary equity markets, which allow employees to sell off their shares to other buyers, are quickly heating up. Because of the rarity of IPOs and acquisitions in the startup world these days, early employees and founders are becoming increasingly anxious to convert some of their shares into cash (one need look no further than reports… Read More