LinkedIn and NY Times Become Partners

In what could be a move copied by other social networking sites, LinkedIn and NY Times have become partners in order to provide users with constantly updated news for their respective industries. It is not yet clear whether or not any money has exchanged hands. This review from ReadWriteWeb is supportive of the new team. As summarized by the article:

We're big on LinkedIn here at RWW and though a wide open developers platform has yet to emerge, moves like this are inspiring. The deal is an important step beyond the previous integration of sharing hooks on from other services.

LinkedIn has over 25 million registered users, while NY Times has over 17 million unique visitors a month, making this partnership seem very promising. What are your thoughts on this new alliance? Do you think other sites such as Facebook will start to pursue similar avenues? Click on this page to update your LinkedIn profile to include the NY Times.


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