Flipboard on Thursday rolled out version 1.5 of their popular social news reading application for iPad and with that new release comes improved navigation, integration with LinkedIn and the ability to better share and find news.
Users of Flipboard can now explore as many feeds as they would like (instead of the former 21 feeds limit), while conducting cross-network searches on any subject the user chooses without using “complex” setup processes.
One very cool bit of integration is the ability to pull up a publications Twitter feed, explore what they have posted and then jump into those articles back in the flipboard app by clicking on Twitter URLs via the account: read more
LinkedIn version 1.0 has finally arrived for Google Android users. The app is the first released by the business social network for the world’s best selling smartphone OS, despite the fact that an iPhone application has been available since 2008.
Users the Android 1.0 app users are able to search the site, send messages, view updates and more.
The application specifically offers six “modules” which include updates, search, connections, invitations, messages and “reconnect” where users can find members, accept or deny connection requests and even find connection suggestions and check out their timeline updates.
According to LinkedIn there Android application is:
“A continuation of our efforts to help you leverage the power of your professional network anywhere, anytime.” read more
LinkedIn on Tuesday announced that they have passed the 100 million registered users mark and to celebrate they have provided an infographic of interesting facts about the company.
You may recall that LinkedIn passed 85 million users just 6 months ago (October 2010). 15 million users is an impressive number when you consider that the company took six years to pass the 50 million point.
Among some of the company’s most interesting infographic stats; 56% of LinkedIn’s users live outside the United States with Brazil among the company’s quickest growing markets, while there are more than 1 million teachers using LinkedIn.
Other info includes private vs. public sector numbers, peak usage times, the number of members in groups and the most represented company’s on the site which includes Amazon and Cisco among others.
LinkedIn Today puts a new spin on aggregating social news and displays what’s relevant to your industry keeping you up to date on your field. LinkedIn takes a familiar approach by pulling content from the Twitter feeds of relevant and respected online publications. Categories include Online Media, Internet, IT, Marketing & Advertising, Computer Software and Design. read more
Shortly after filing for an IPO, LinkedIn has announced its extensive company search tool which will bring professionals more information about the companies their colleagues work at and allow them to connect with other businesses.
LinkedIn on Thursday sent out an email that provides a new web app that allows users to view which users changed jobs or updated their profile in 2009, 2010 and in the first part of 2011.
You may recall that the visualization tool was e-mailed to members towards the beginning of 2011 and provided just 2010 stats information, apparently it was so successful the company wants members to enjoy it’s benefits all the time.
The program works by providing a collage of profile updates with headshots of each person in the collage, click on a persons picture and you are taken directly to that person’s profile.
According to LinkedIn principal software engineer Dhananjay Ragade, the idea for the mosaic page was chosen during a LinkedIn hack day, which occurs “one day a month when everyone is encouraged to play with new technologies and come up with something creative.” read more
LinkedIn is proving it pays to network. The company has filled its S-1 papers with the Security and Exchanges Comission for an initial public offering.
2010 was the year of IPOs, or at least guessing which Internet giants would hit Wallstreet first. Facebook, Demand Media and Skype were the biggest names tossed around the business networking site LinkedIn is starting 2011 as a publicly traded company.
But who owns what of LinkedIn? Previously unreleased details were revealed in its SEC filing as the company prepares to go public.
TechCrunch sifted through LinkedIn’s S-1′s papers and discovered founder/chairman Reid Hoffman along with his wife Michelle Yee own 19,066,032 shares or a 21.4% share of the company. Other notable shareholders include investors Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners which own 18.9, 15.8 and 5.1 percent of shares respectively. Until the share prices are announced, we won’t know exactly how big the impact of say, 19 million shares is but in the mean time we can guesstimate.
But we do know the company has ~$200 million annual revenues. That’s up 200% from a year ago, so a healthy 10X valuation is entirely called for. So figure it’s a $2 billion company, pre-IPO.
That would mean LinkedIn Reid Hoffman’s 21.4% stake is worth $430 million. CEO Jeff Weiner’s is worth $80 million. Sequoia’s stake – bought for $4.7 million – is worth $380 million, Greylock’s $320 million, Bessemer’s, $100 million.
Not bad for a company that makes networking with business professionals easier. If this is LinkedIn’s IPO, what will Facebook’s monstrous IPO look like?
LinkedIn has filed the required Securities and Exchange Commission papers necessary for the company to move forward with an initial public offering.
At this time it’s still unclear how many shares the company will offer or at what price those shares will be offered at.
In 2009 the business-centric social networking site generated $120 million in revenue, with $161 million coming in through the first nine months of 2010.Those first nine months in 2010 generated $10 million in profit for the company.
Interestingly, in their filing Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft are named as competitors with LinkedIn noting: read more
LinkedIn today announced their new share button, an option that allows users to share stories from across the web via their LinkedIn account.
The button, much like other options from Facebook, Twitter, Digg and other services provides three button types, a vertical button with a share counter, a smaller horizontal button with a counter and a horizontal button that lacks a counter (all pictured above).
Also just like other share buttons, users need virtually no programming experience to use the code, simply grab a few lines of code and paste that code where you want it to appear on your websites pages. read more
You never saw this coming, do you? All the while we’ve been waiting for a Google-Twitter integration, Facebook-Twitter integration, and the other online services wooing Twitter’s dearth of real-time information stream. But look which of them got into Twitter first? – LinkedIn. Yes folks, the Facebook for business professionals jump into Twitter mania and announced their sealed partnership with Twitter.