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People need to be much more aware of the risks they might be running by revealing too much personal information

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.

Facebook – king of the internet or the next MySpace?

Investors are putting millions into the social networking site, but will the risk be worth it? Laura Chesters reports

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

It's the perfect antidote to all that yuletide harmony &ndash; the <i>IoS</i> index of the year's insufferably self-satisfied

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.

Munroe's map for social networks&rsquo; lost souls

A cult cartoonist hopes his new chart gives the web a human dimension

Business Diary: No room for sentimentality

Deutsche Bank analyst Marc Geall didn't mince his words as he downgraded his rating of Autonomy from buy to hold. "Autonomy has neglected [investment]" he warned this week, adding "with management not confronting the issues, future volatility is still a risk". Geall should know – his profile on social networking site LinkedIn reveals that before joining Deutsche in July, he spent three years working at Autonomy, latterly as its head of corporate strategy.

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

Business Diary: 12/06/2010

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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