Sunday, May 25, 2008

Google Should Buy LinkedIn

I know Google had some foray into social networking, but they somehow missed the boat. I wasn't paying a lot of attention at the time. But LinkedIn has a solid, professionally-oriented user base.
One strategic beneft would be to get a whole lot more people to have a Google login. I would like to use newsgroups and member-only weblogs for organizing various teams my children are on, but the high number of parents who need a Google login is a barrier.

LinkedIn doesn't have the cachet Facebook had, I bet they could buy it for a reasonable price.


  1. Link'ed in is THE professional network.

  2. Doubtful ... LinkedIn's last valuation was $5billion (WSJ offer), the CEO has stated that he wouldn't sell unless he got a much higher offer than that.