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2010-08-05 05:55:00

Social networking service LinkedIn announced Wednesday it is making its first acquisition -- a startup that specializes in seeking out valuable information from piles of digital data. Financial details of the purchase of Pittsburgh-based mSpoke have not been disclosed, but the deal marks the first purchase for LinkedIn after it was launched in California in 2003. LinkedIn hopes mSpoke will help to improve the company's ability to filter messages and news articles that its users share on its...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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