Revenue up 81%? Check. Membership up 39%? Check. But there's even better news in LinkedIn's (NYSE:LNKD) earnings report, and that bodes well for the company's long-term future. With a strong business model and a widening moat, even the mighty Facebook is left outside of this social network.

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