(image) An otherwise quiet news cycle was dominated with the wildly successful IPO of LinkedIn, which closed at more than 100% of its original price. That kind of tech IPO pop hasn’t been seen since far headier days, and it leaves the entire industry wondering if we’re at the start of another speculative bubble, or perhaps, just perhaps, the beginning of something more real. As LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman told me upon hearing my congratulations: “The real view that matters is 3-5 years.” In other words, today was a good day, but the real work lies ahead. Here’s to that sentiment framing the next year or so, at least. To the links:
LinkedIn Shares Jump 100 Percent Out of the Gates (STD) Congrats to Reid, Jeff, and the team. And that’s all I want to say about that, because it so dominated the news cycle I figured you have heard it all. OK, save this mini rant: There Are No More “Dot Coms” (Searchblog)
Bill Keller’s war on the Internet keeps the Times down (MediaFile) As I said yesterday, with more words.
Eric Schmidt Named Cannes’ Media Person of the Year (AdWeek) And to think when I spoke to him in 2001, he didn’t think media was a good business….
On Privacy, What Consumers Say Isn’t What They Do (PC) Round up of a panel that is worth reading if you care about this issue.
New Microsoft cartoon pushes the ‘consumerization’ of IT (TNW) Always good to see a major trend played out in cartoon form.
Experimental Physics And The Limits Of Human Knowledge (The European) It is Friday, after all. I have to toss in something a bit strange.
FM’s program of the day is Microsoft’s sponsorship of BoingBoing’s free e-version of its original print ‘zine. WAY cool.
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