David B. Grinberg
FYI — Excellent article from AP tech writer, via SF Chronicle, summarizing LinkedIn’s current and future prospects from Wall Street to Main Street — LinkedIn v. Facebook.
LinkedIn looks to build on its impressive resume
“LinkedIn and Facebook celebrate the anniversaries of their IPOs just a few days apart this week. But the companies’ experiences as publicly traded entities couldn’t be more different.”
” LinkedIn promotes its service as a stepping stone to a more enriching career. As it turns out, the professional networking company’s IPO was a great place to start a rewarding investment portfolio, too. LinkedIn’s stock has nearly quadrupled in value from its $45 IPO price two years ago.”
“But for all its success, LinkedIn still hasn’t immersed itself into people’s lives and reshaped technology as profoundly as Facebook has.”
‘Although LinkedIn has been attracting more frequent visits since its IPO, people still spend far more time on Facebook and share more of their lives there.”