LinkedIn (LNKD) shares gained steam after the professional networking company reported second quarter results that beat Wall Street's expectations. Earnings of $1.13 a share topped estimates of $0.78. Revenue of $933 million rose 31 percent year-over-year, eclipsing estimates $898 million. Cumulative members rose 18 percent year-over-year to 450 million. Talent solutions revenue rose 35 percent year-over-year to $597 million. Marketing solutions revenue gained 29 percent to $181 million. The company is set to be acquired by Microsoft (MSFT) for $196 a share - that deal was announced back in June. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.
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