As LinkedIn closes events app, Lanyrd seizes an opportunity

11/27/2012 | TechCrunch

Lanyrd is stepping in to fill a gap created by the shuttering of LinkedIn's events application, Mike Butcher writes. The Lanyrd app will maintain LinkedIn connections but loosen ties with Twitter. That should be good for business-to-business event marketers, who will be able to gather registrations and build speaker profiles, for example, independent of the social network.

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