The social network added a $10 a month "Spotlight" subscription that offers all of the service's premium features except for the ability to message members the user isn't connected to.
LinkedIn introduced the new cheaper option along with new features for premium members such as larger search listings and keyword suggestions to help make a profile stand out. Premium members also now have an "Open Profile" option that lets all LinkedIn users see their full profile.
Premium members will gain new profile pages that look reminiscent of Facebook (FB) and the new Twitter (TWTR) profile pages. The new pages put a larger emphasis on images. Free LinkedIn users will gain access to the new profiles in the coming months.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates LINKEDIN CORP as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate LINKEDIN CORP (LNKD) a SELL. This is driven by several weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."