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LinkedIn close to being new stock market recruit

The social networking site for professionals, LinkedIn, is close to filing for a stock market flotation in what could be one of the hottest initial public offerings of the year. The company is understood to be putting the finishing touches to a regulatory filing that will lift the lid on its business, with trading in its shares expected to begin within a few months.

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The <i>IoS</i> smug list 2010

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Google and Facebook rivalry takes centrestage

The technology industry's latest rivalry takes centerstage next week when Internet powers Google Inc and Facebook lay out their competing visions to create a new generation of web services at a high-profile conference in San Francisco.

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Business Diary: No room for sentimentality

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LinkedIn makes first acquisition

LinkedIn is making its first acquisition, a company that sifts through large amounts of data to try to determine relevant information, the business social networking site said on Wednesday.

LinkedIn 'worth over $2bn' as hedge fund Tiger takes stake

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, is believed to have received investment from a hedge fund that values the site at more than $2bn (£1.3bn).

Small Talk: Small businesses miss out on benefits of social media

Just a few years ago, people's contact details amounted to their phone number and, if they worked in an office, their email. Asking for someone's mobile number at work implied you were going to contact them at the weekend or in the evenings, and frankly, that just wasn't on.

LinkedIn: It's who you know

LinkedIn, the Facebook for professionals, may look dull, but it means business. And its success proves that social networking sites are useful after all, says Rob Sharp

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How Bannatyne can clear the air

Ping. An email arrives from Dragons' Den judge and recruitment company boss James Caan, inviting people to "Ask me anything" via the social networking site for professionals, LinkedIn.

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