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CEO Jeff Weiner Has A Big, Audacious Goal For LinkedIn's Next Decade (LNKD)

Twitter's Comings and Goings: Beefing Up Big Apple Engineering While Shuffling Cali Design Talent

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In the last installment of “As Twitter Turns,” I reported on a number of key hires and departures in the company’s recent past. Three months later, and Twitter continues to shuffle around its internal team members — from coast to coast. Here’s something you probably didn’t know: In addition to...
Twitter's Comings and Goings: Beefing Up Big Apple Engineering While Shuffling Cali Design Talent

Want More Networking Lunches? LetsLunch Launches In The UK, Adds Sponsored Lunchers

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LetsLunch continues to spread its vision of professional networking through lunches — it just launch in the United Kingdom. Tied to its UK launch, the startup says it’s also releasing version 3.0 of the service. Now, I usually spend my lunches frantically cramming down food while writing posts or doing briefings, but...
Want More Networking Lunches? LetsLunch Launches In The UK, Adds Sponsored Lunchers

After Huge Mobile Boost, BranchOut Takes $25M More From Investors

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BranchOut, the professional networking app and job board built on top of Facebook, had 10 million registered users in February, when it added the ability to connect with Facebook friends from mobile. Now, it has 25 million registered users, with 40 percent of new members joining from mobile and 50...
After Huge Mobile Boost, BranchOut Takes $25M More From Investors

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins advisory board of Latin-American software giant Globant

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Globant, a massive Argentinian software development, IT services and maintenance outsourcing company serving customers all over the globe, this morning announced a major addition to its board of advisors. Serial entrepreneur, startup investor and author Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, will be sharing his knowledge with the Latin-American IT giant,...
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins advisory board of Latin-American software giant Globant

Facebook subscription payments come out of beta, now available for all app developers

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Facebook today announced that subscription payments are now available to all developers with apps on the site. The company originally announced the program in beta with Zynga, Playdom and Kixeye as partners in June. Now any developer can offer subscriptions for virtual goods, premium experiences or updated content within their apps...
Facebook subscription payments come out of beta, now available for all app developers

Forget the CEOs: Get To Know These 10 Super Connected Employees (AMZN, CRM, HPQ, ADBE, ORCL, MSFT, T)

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CEOs and founders of big tech companies like Amazon, Yelp, and Salesforce might be all over the news. But unless you're already a bigshot, you'll probably never meet them. So who should you get to know if you want a foot in the door at one of these companies?...
Forget the CEOs: Get To Know These 10 Super Connected Employees (AMZN, CRM, HPQ, ADBE, ORCL, MSFT, T)

LinkedIn to buy Pulse, maker of mobile news reader app

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LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking site, continues to beef up its content publishing platform with its agreement to acquire Pulse, which makes a mobile news aggregation, reader and content distribution application.LinkedIn has been broadening its site's scope in recent years beyond its core feature of individual professional profiles,...
LinkedIn to buy Pulse, maker of mobile news reader app

With Relaunch, LinkedIn Competitor BranchOut Tries to Persuade Users to Stick Around

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The first edition of BranchOut was an app that lived on Facebook and mapped friends’ jobs. Its biggest strength was adding new users, through a variety of tactics that sometimes got spammy. After the app reached 25 million registered users earlier this year, the company raised $25 million in venture...
With Relaunch, LinkedIn Competitor BranchOut Tries to Persuade Users to Stick Around

In a world of professional networking, OneLeap links connections with philanthropic causes

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It costs £375 to get in touch with Bill Liao, an entrepreneur, diplomat and founder of WeForest, but only £40 to connect with Adam Parr, the Chairman of Williams F1 and it’s just £30 to email with Rupert Turnbull, the Publisher of Wired Magazine. Once you’ve sent a pitch and paid your dues, you’ll receive...
In a world of professional networking, OneLeap links connections with philanthropic causes

Yahoo, Scribd, Draw Something, Instagram, Pandora, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Yahoo’s news reader application topped our list of apps growing by monthly active users this week. The Washington Post’s Social Reader, as well as games, a few video apps, professional networking apps and others made up the list. Interestingly, the addition of Instagram for Android devices also pushed this...
Yahoo, Scribd, Draw Something, Instagram, Pandora, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

LinkedIn Competitor Branches Out to 300 Million Users

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BranchOut, a professional networking app built on Facebook, says it has reached 300 million registered users, double the number of its biggest competitor, LinkedIn. BranchOut CEO Rick Marini says his user base is able to grow faster than LinkedIn because he has access to Facebook’s 845 million users. He has...
LinkedIn Competitor Branches Out to 300 Million Users

LinkedIn releases iPad app with calendar syncing and Retina graphics

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Click to view slideshow. A long awaited iPad version of popular professional networking service and social network LinkedIn has finally arrived alongside an updated iPhone app and brand new interfaces for the service. As you’d expect, the app provides much of the same features of the previous iPhone version with...
LinkedIn releases iPad app with calendar syncing and Retina graphics
CollegeFeed wants to give students training wheels for the job hunt

With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs

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QuantiaMD, one of a growing number of companies attempting to build the LinkedIn for the medical community, today announced that it has raised $12 million in venture financing from Fuse Capital. The expansion round is the company’s largest raise to date and brings its total outside investment to $27 million....
With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs

LinkedIn-owned SlideShare is the latest Western service to get blocked in China

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Tech savvy Internet users in China already know better than to use the regular Chinese Web to go online, but those that do surf without VPN technology in the Middle Kingdom are likely to experience issues accessing SlideSlide – which is reportedly suffering issues at the hands of the Great Firewall....
LinkedIn-owned SlideShare is the latest Western service to get blocked in China

Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site (LNKD)

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The idea for LinkedIn didn't just spring fully formed into Reid Hoffman's head. He had been experimenting with the idea of social networks for years. His first try was a dating service in 1997 called SocialNet. It was an ambitious idea. Not only would SocialNet find you a date, it...
Before LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman Founded An Overeager Dating Site (LNKD)

Come Hear From Silicon Valley Legend Reid Hoffman At Disrupt SF This September

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We are excited to announce that Reid Hoffman is the next special guest to join our incredible lineup for Disrupt SF. During his two decades in Silicon Valley, he has helped build seminal Silicon Valley companies of our time, including PayPal and LinkedIn, and invested in dozens of others including...
Come Hear From Silicon Valley Legend Reid Hoffman At Disrupt SF This September
Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After)

LinkedIn continues news page revamp

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The professional networking site adds commenting and liking features to the news-article network created by your connections. [Read more]...
LinkedIn continues news page revamp

6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

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If you’re a LinkedIn user, do yourself a favor and change your password right now — according to a new report from Dagens IT, nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were dumped onto a Russian hacker site. The news comes right on the heels of yet another user security kerfuffle,...
6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

Here's How LinkedIn Delivered Another Killer Quarter (LNKD)

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LinkedIn just beat expectations for its fourth-quarter earnings--like it did last quarter. How does CEO Jeff Weiner and his team keep doing it? Shareholders should thank "Project Inversion." That was an effort Weiner pushed to revamp LinkedIn's technical infrastructure and site architecture. It's the kind of long-term investment in boring,...
Here's How LinkedIn Delivered Another Killer Quarter (LNKD)
Zerply Adds Work Images And Promoted Opportunities To Help Job Candidates Focus On The Big Picture

LinkedIn Is 10 Years Old: See How It's Changed

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LinkedIn turns 10 years old today, transforming from a small professional-networking site into a must-have tool for job seekers and recruiters....
LinkedIn Is 10 Years Old: See How It's Changed

Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today

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Ahead of the Bell: Can LinkedIn extend uninterrupted streak of pleasant earnings surprises? MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- LinkedIn 's knack of surprising Wall Street, an unbroken streak that winds back through every quarter since May 2011 after the company first went public, will be on the line when it...
Everyone Expects LinkedIn To Crush Its Earnings Today

LinkedIn Previews New Company Pages

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LinkedIn is previewing a redesign of the pages that it lets companies set up on its professional networking site....
LinkedIn Previews New Company Pages

Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

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Linkedin’s second-quarter earnings were just about in line with what analysts expected, with an extra helping of revenue. Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman The professional networking company had revenue of $228.2 million, above First Call expectations of $216.3 million. Its non-GAAP earnings per...
Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

BranchOut’s Rick Marini: A new generation wants to find work via Facebook, not LinkedIn [Video]

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Rick Marini is CEO and founder of BranchOut – a startup bringing professional networking to your Facebook social graph. In just two years, the company has grown to boast in excess of 25 million registered users. At the F.ounders event in New York City this week, we caught up with...
BranchOut’s Rick Marini: A new generation wants to find work via Facebook, not LinkedIn [Video]

Use LinkedIn Effectively

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LinkedIn is the de facto online social network for business types. The thing is, lots of people are “on there” but aren’t necessarily using it to the fullest. There are books out there about it, like I’m on LinkedIn–Now What??? (amazon affiliate link) and LinkedWorking: Generating Success on LinkedIn...
Use LinkedIn Effectively
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