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LinkedIn IPO Has Some Surprise Winners—or Does It?

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When the news broke of LinkedIn’s $8.9 billion IPO, LinkedIn employees had a lot to celebrate. But they weren’t the only ones.

“It’s true. Every LinkedIn competitor or social network wannabe must be watching the news and salivating,” said Russell Rothstein, CEO of SaleSpider, a social networking site that caters to small businesses.

“Besides the founders of LinkedIn, who else is really happy?” Rothstein asked, before answering: “I am.”

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