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In comparison, Cisco, Intel and Microsoft are trading between 2 and 3 times revenues and between 9 and 15 times earnings. Clearly, investors feel that LinkedIn has a very bright future, even if it takes years for its fundamentals to catch up to the valuation.
LinkedIn has an incredible channel: there are hundreds of products that it could acquire and distribute to its clients at fantastic margins. But, what should they buy? Every entrepreneur looking for an exit is waiting in line to talk to LinkedIn now.
Their corporate development folks are the Justin Bieber of the tech industry — everyone wants an autograph. And, with their stock trading where it is, they should be able to write deals that really move the needle. Not really. LinkedIn is a Swiss Army knife. Remarkably, it actually does a damn fine job at these things. LinkedIn is not a communication platform. Hence, LinkedIn is a professional network, not a social network.
People spend hours logged into Facebook every day; only sales people and recruiters spend that kind of time in LinkedIn. LinkedIn may be the best source of candidate leads for recruiters today, but Facebook has the most long term potential. Seriously, is any one reading what any one else is saying? That said, it is an incredible tool for content distribution.
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Some privately held shares are traded on secondary markets such as SharesPost. But their value so far has depended more on buzz than fundamental knowledge of the company's finances. Investor interest in privately held Web companies such as Facebook, Zynga and Groupon, which recently rejected a takeover bid from Google, is surging.
Earlier this week Demand Media, which publishes articles online, saw its shares gain by more than a third. The company, co-founded in by ex-PayPal executive Reid Hoffman, has not yet decided how many shares to sell or determined a price range. Got a news tip for our journalists?
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