LinkedIn Releases 2Q Financials; First Since Going Public (Social Times)

LinkedIn released its first-ever earnings report Thursday after going public in May, and the professional networking site had good news to report for the second quarter of 2011.

Membership grew to 115.8 million, up 61 percent compared with the second quarter of 2010, and monthly unique visitors of 81.8 million were up 83 percent compared with the year-ago period. LinkedIn also saw an 80 percent jump in page views versus the prior-year quarter, to 7.1 billion. And mobile page views skyrocketed by about 400 percent, due in part to the addition of social news component LinkedIn Today to LinkedIn for iPhone 3.6 and to Flipboard.

More than 100,000 publishers are now using the LinkedIn Share button, which rolled out in April, and more than 30,000 developers are currently using the site’s application-programming interfaces.

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