How LinkedIn Makes Money from Your Personal Data

The July Forbes cover article discusses how LinkedIn makes money from your personal data. Interesting comparison of numbers with Facebook and how LinkedIn is capitalizing on mobile.

I find it interesting how LinkedIn is disrupting the business model of the talent industry, similar to the way Google has disrupted the advertising industry.

[A] few years ago Vijungco staged a talent-scouting race. One pair of recruiters used the traditional way of finding 50 solid candidates for a technical job. Another pair used LinkedIn. “The ones using LinkedIn were done within hours,” Vijungco recalls with a grin. “The other ones were still going at it, weeks later.”


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