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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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