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News Corp. to Launch WSJ Profile, a LinkedIn Competitor

Will you accept a friend request from Rupert Murdoch? If you’re lucky, you’ll be asking yourself that when WSJ Profile, News Corp.’s LinkedIn competitor, debuts. As you can see from the picture, WSJ Profile will be almost identical to LinkedIn in what it offers. The Next Web reports that WSJ Profile is expected to launch in the next few weeks.

Lex Fenwick, CEO of Dow Jones, considers WSJ Profile a smart way to keep people glued to the Wall Street Journal. “We will be able to build a network of like-minded people around the world, into a community,” he said.

We agree that WSJ Profile is a good idea, but all we want to know is if it’s a blingee free zone or not.

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