The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

The last 18 months saw a glut of tech-related companies make their debuts as publicly traded companies. And now, as we see them making some of their initial quarterly reports, we've seem some mixed results and strong reactions from the market. Professional social networking site LinkedIn serves as possibly the most prominent example of a company impressing the market, producing strong results for its most recent quarter. The market has placed some pretty lofty expectations on these companies. Watch now to learn about LinkedIn's quarter and the companies poised to rise and fall in this high profile space.

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