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Anybody have any firsthand knowledge on how prevalent things like this happen? Seeing as how his company was acquired by LinkedIn, is he admitting this was his strategy?

You think he started a search as a service company because he was targeting LinkedIn?

Flaptor (the name of the company, IndexTank was the product) was a search consulting company five years before becoming a startup. I know, I was there.

a lot.

Concise, compelling and rich,- would read again.

But honestly, that sort of stuff rarely gets transcribed into Internet ink.

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