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LinkedIn IPO – personal views of PwC director in China

  Comments on LinkedIn’s registration on Thursday for IPO, commonly believed to be this year.. These points are from Jason McBurnie, corporate finance director at PwC in China. These are Jason’s personal thoughts rather than an official representation of PwC’s view. “It will attract a high level of attention, not just because social media companies

LinkedIn registers IPO documentation. Expert views from BDO and GT

  OK, so yesterday, LinkedIn confirmed the rumours and filed its registration statement for initial public offering (http://blog.linkedin.com/2011/01/27/linkedin-ipo-registration/) and people keep asking what that’s likely to mean for users. So, I asked a couple of renowned dealmakers for some initial thoughts on what this might mean. According to Alex White, partner and Head of UK

Think before posting rubbish..

  OK, so, you need to think carefully about how you post information on LinkedIn Groups.. There are LinkedIn Groups for sectors, professions, geographies, issues and more. Some people post discussions and comments religiously and really well. Others post garbage regularly. So, the best way to do it yourself, before you type, is to think..

Top influencers on LinkedIn Groups

  You might have seen on LinkedIn Groups that certain members are branded as ‘Top Influencers’. The members shown as such are those who have posted the most discussions that have received the most comment or have commented most on discussions. The term ‘influencer’ in many cases isn’t quite accurate. It doesn’t mean they are

BranchOut to challenge LinkedIn?

  BranchOut is a big-scale Facebook app which ‘helps you expand your career network to include absolutely everyone you know on Facebook’.  So, this could be big. Or could it? It looks pretty simple to me. It tells you where your friends on Facebook work and used to work, if they’ve populated this information on

LinkedIn IPO in 2011?

So, it looks like LinkedIn is going to IPO this year according to sources close to Reuters. Apparently Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan have been lined up as potential advisors for the deal and pitched to LinkedIn in November.  LinkedIn’s spokesman told Reuters yesterday, "An IPO is just one of many tactics that
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