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Posts Tagged ‘SlideShare’

The Best LinkedIn Company Pages of 2012 (With Tips)

We used to think of LinkedIn as an ugly, awkward place for us to post a resume that no one would ever see. But it’s looking a lot better these days, and the advent of company pages and groups turned the site into a great PR tool. Yesterday LinkedIn released a SlideShare presentation highlighting the best company pages of 2012 and offering some tips on making your company or client’s page better — it’s a useful read for anyone involved in branding.

A few brief observations and suggestions:

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LinkedIn Acquiring SlideShare for $118.75 Million

LinkedIn just announced that it will be acquiring SlideShare, the site where companies share PowerPoint presentation, videos, and other documents, for $118.75 million — 45 percent in cash and about 55 percent in stock.

According to the press release, users have uploaded more than nine million presentations on SlideShare and the site had more than 29 million unique visitors in March. LinkedIn has 161 million members around the world.

“Presentations are one of the main ways in which professionals capture and share their experiences and knowledge, which in turn helps shape their professional identity,” said Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO. This, he added, aligns the two companies on a similar mission help LinkedIn members in their professional endeavors.

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