Digging In on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has been the social-media darling for investors, and last week's earnings report validated that status as it beat estimates and raised full-year guidance. The company has successfully employed a three-pronged approach to generating revenue: leveraging its rich data for enterprise use, providing premium subscriptions for individual users, and selling online advertising. While this approach has helped the company differentiate itself from largely one-trick advertising ponies such as Google and Facebook, shares trade at a steep price by traditional valuation metrics. In the following video, Brenton and Austin discuss LinkedIn and their opinion on the stock.

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Austin Smith owns shares of eBay. Brenton Flynn has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Zillow. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Zillow. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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