Sunday, August 5, 2012

LinkedIn now has 175 million members, the company-- announced on Thursday.

In May, the professional social networking service had claimed 161 million --members, up from 150 million in February.

The company announced the figure in its second-quarter earnings release on Thursday, in which it also reported earnings of $0.03 per share on revenues of $228 million. Analysts were-- expecting earnings of $.01 per share and revenues of $216 million. The company’s stock price was up more than 4% in after-hours trading.

LinkedIn’s stock price has jumped 48.5% since the-- beginning of the year.