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  • Study: LinkedIn Users Rich (But Still Annoying)

    Study: LinkedIn Users Rich (But Still Annoying)

    a study by Anderson Analytics confirms what everyone already suspects: LinkedIn users are rich. Nearly 60% of users have incomes of $93,000 or more. Executives with an average income of $104,000 make up 28% of the 2,000 random users polled for the study. Another 30% are self-identified "consultants" with an average income of $93,000. People with lots of connections tend to make more money… Read More

  • LinkedIn Means Business With New Application Platform

    LinkedIn Means Business With New Application Platform

    LinkedIn has launched its new OpenSocial-based application platform called InApps - an answer to the platforms found on social networks like Facebook and MySpace, but without the clutter and "junk" apps that plague those sites. Unlike most other social networks, LinkedIn apps must go through an approval process before they will go live on the store, and all apps must be deemed "professional" in… Read More

  • LinkedIn Announces $22.7 Million Infusion From SAP, Goldman Sachs, and McGraw Hill

    Business networking startup LinkedIn is announcing today that it has raised another $22.7 million, on top of the $53 million D round it closed last June at a $1 billion valuation. The new round is a follow-on to the series D at the same valuation, bringing on strategic investors SAP, Goldman Sachs, and McGraw Hill. Existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners also participated. This brings the… Read More

  • LinkedIn To Launch Its Own Ad Network

    LinkedIn To Launch Its Own Ad Network

    At a time when most social networks are still trying to figure out how to make money from advertising, one social network is bucking the trend. LinkedIn, the social network for business professionals, has so much demand from advertisers that it will be launching its own ad network on Monday. In conjunction with ad network Collective Media (which targets high-end media sites), LinkedIn will let… Read More

  • LinkedIn Rolls Out Enhanced Groups Features

    LinkedIn Rolls Out Enhanced Groups Features

    Last week, we wrote about LinkedIn's recent issues with its Groups - as part of a new platform rollout, a number of management features were apparently buggy, while others had been removed entirely. Tonight sees the release of a number of new features on the platform that should quell some of these concerns. Among the new features are a centralized hub page for every group, where group… Read More

  • Buggy LinkedIn Groups Update Removes Features, Leaves Users Distressed

    Buggy LinkedIn Groups Update Removes Features, Leaves Users Distressed

    For some reason “Groups” – a pretty standard feature in most social networks – seems to be giving LinkedIn more than a little bit of trouble. The site originally launched Groups without a search function, making it difficult to find groups that users were interested in. Last month, the site finally introduced a groups directory, but apparently the response has been too… Read More

  • Yahoo Turns Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps On In Search

    Yahoo Turns Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey Apps On In Search

    Yahoo is making a number of changes to its default search experience tonight to add more structured data to results. Yelp, Yahoo Local and LinkedIn SearchMonkey widgets are being added to search results automatically, eliminating the need for users to go into the search gallery and add them manually. SearchMonkey is a key part of Yahoo’s attempts to embrace the semantic web and open… Read More

  • NYTimes To Customize Headlines For LinkedIn Users

    NYTimes To Customize Headlines For LinkedIn Users

    The NYTimes and LinkedIn are announcing a partnership this evening that will bring tailored headlines in the NYTimes Business and Technology sections to users based on some of their profile information. The example the NYTimes uses: LinkedIn members who work in the energy sector will see Times stories that cover the energy business. Users can also share stories with other LinkedIn users (this… Read More

  • Xobni Gets Even Better With LinkedIn Data For Your Contacts

    Xobni Gets Even Better With LinkedIn Data For Your Contacts

    Xobni, the email startup that we’ve described as “The Superplugin for Outlook”, has partnered with LinkedIn to automatically pull contact information from the popular professional network. Xobni will now draw from public profiles on the LinkedIn network, displaying information about contacts’ employers, job titles, and pictures as part of the plugin’s sidebar. Read More

  • Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

    Modeling The Real Market Value Of Social Networks

    Is MySpace worth $3 billion, or $20 billion? It depends on how you value a user. It’s time to start comparing the big global social networks on something other than unique visitors and page views. I believe an effective way to value a particular user is based on the average Internet advertising spend per person in the country they live in. The higher the spend, the more value the social… Read More