Top 10 Big Data Stocks: LinkedIn

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  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2012, at 6:30 PM, Linkdout wrote:

    So the Lnkdin business model is comparable to Ebay. Ebay generates sales and Lnkd generates data?

    Isn't Lnkdin trying to do what Monster is trying to do(at a loss)?

  • Report this Comment On March 22, 2012, at 12:52 AM, MatiasR wrote:

    Again said: "the Facebook of the professional space". Facebook sells adds because users stay plugged in for hours. Linkedin users are not social, they don't look for entertaiment, they just go in, do their business and log out. Not nearly long enough for advertising. And how often do they do that anyway? And if it IS the Facebook of pros, damn, what is FB waiting to get in the space?

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