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Watch Out, CNBC — Here Comes LinkedIn TV

Owen Thomas

LinkedIn product chief Deep Nishar unveiled a surprising long-term vision for where the professional network is going.

One word: television.

At the Ignition Mobile conference in San Francisco Thursday, Nishar suggested that in 10 years, when you walk into a room with a television in the morning before you go to work, you won't turn on a TV set and listen to an anchor read headlines selected by a producer.

Instead, you'll see all the news you need to know from your network — much as you get from LinkedIn Today, the professional network's personalized news service, on its website and mobile app today.

Nishar pointed out that we're already watching television on 4-inch screens — smartphones —and 22-inch screens — monitors attached to our computers.

Once smart, connected televisions capable of running apps become mainstream, what's stopping LinkedIn from becoming the equivalent of a cable channel?

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