On its first day of trading, LinkedIn quickly surged to around $90, double the price of $45 the company had set.

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The IPO has been widely anticipated because the Mountain View-based company is the first big social networking site to go public, and could be a bellweather for Facebook and Twitter, which are still mostly privately owned.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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