THE MALAY MAIL ONLINE - Aug 9 - Seeking US$1B business by 2017 with planned acquisition of Bizo Inc. for ~$175M. LinkedIn estimates a $50 billion opportunity to sell tools that help companies market to other firms and is beefing up offerings that help businesses find customers and build relationships through emails, advertising and sharing content. Revenue from marketing solutions in Q2 was $106M, up 44% from the prior year. LinkedIn is primarily interested in Bizo’s products that target business customers by paying to promote content they might be interested in, or by displaying advertising. The company plans to discontinue Bizo’s data solutions unit shortly after the transaction. The company is projected to make $2.17B in revenue this year, up from $1.53B in 2013.