| New York Stock Exchange: LNKD
LinkedIn Corp. operates an online professional network on the Internet. The company's proprietary platform enables members to create, manage and share their professional identities online, build and engage with their professional networks, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities, enabling them to be more productive and successful. Its comprehensive platform provides members with solutions, including applications and tools, to search, connect and communicate with business contacts, learn about attractive career opportunities, join industry groups, research organizations and share information. The company has three distinct product lines: Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions, all product lines are sold through two channels, an offline field sales organization which engages with both large and small enterprise customers; as well as an online, self-serve channel where it generate revenue from both enterprise customers and individual members purchasing subscriptions. It was formerly known as LinkedIn Ltd. and changed its name to LinkedIn Corp. in January 2005. LinkedIn was founded by Allen Blue, Reid G. Hoffman, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Konstantin Guericke and Eric Ly in November 2002 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.