Professional social network LinkedIn has acquired widely-used web presentation sharing platform SlideShare.
The document sharing platform lets users upload and download presentations, documents, PDFs and videos.
Google recently integrated SlideShare into its Google+ Hangouts service, while salesforce.com more recently created its own “branded salesforce network" on SlideShare to support its content creation business.'
The company’s first quarter revenues were US$188.5 million, up 101 per cent on its 2011 first quarter, with net income for the quarter of US$5 million.
The bulk of its earnings came from its ‘hiring solutions’ business, launched shortly after its IPO, which generated US$102 million.
Marketing solutions generated US$48 million while ‘premium subscriptions raised US$37 million.