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Articles tagged with: Mashable

Organizations Getting Kicked Out From Google+

The Google+ frenzy has surrounded every one on the web ever since the release of this social networking platform. Owing to the popularity garnered by Google+ among folks, different business organizations are eager to join Google+ to promote their business .But guess what? Google has already started kicking out business firms from Google+.

The reason being Google doesn’t want organizations to create fuss on their platform which still somehow is passing evaluation phases. Google+ had already told businesses not to join with regular profiles as Google was working on a separate version for Google+ solely for business organization.

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

iPad Trade-In and Buy-Back Offer Explodes Online

How do you kill the price of an older model??? You introduce a newer one with more features at the same price — that’s what Apple did when it introduced the iPad2. Just hours after the iPad 2 announcement, thousands took to the web to sell their old tablets, and this is having a drastic impact on the secondary market and prices.


Within hours of the iPad 2 announcement, Gazelle.com was forced to lower the trade-in value, as a result of the massive interest to dump the older tablet. MU3DNPW8EJEU

LinkedIn Files For IPO And Provides Insights

With more than 90 million users, LinkedIn, the social network that helps professionals connect, filed for an initial public offering. The site which is mainly used for business networking, didn’t reveal the number of shares it plans to offer or price range, but offers insights into its current financials and operations.

The fillings highlight how profitable the business of social networking can be. Currently, LinkedIn’s revenues come from three main sources — advertising, hiring solutions and premium subscriptions. According to the filling, it generated revenues of $120 million for 2009 and $161 million for the first 3 quarters of 2010. Its hiring solutions and advertising have become the company’s primary growth areas, comprising of 41% and 32% of revenue, respectively. It indicated it doesn’t expect profitability in 2011 because of investments in technology and a few other areas. It also disclosed that a “substantial majority” of its members don’t visit the site on a regular monthly basis.