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LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new look for profiles on mobile devices. Here’s a run-through: New LinkedIn Profile on Mobile from LinkedIn “Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn,” says LinkedIn’s …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

LinkedIn Launches Direct Sponsored Content LinkedIn Launches Direct Sponsored Content

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new expansion of its Sponsored Updates product called Direct Sponsored Content. It lets brands personalize and test content in LinkedIn’s newsfeed without the posts having to appear on their Company Page. In other words, …

LinkedIn Is Acquiring B2B Marketing Platform Bizo LinkedIn Is Acquiring B2B Marketing Platform Bizo

LinkedIn announced that it is acquiring B2B brand marketing platform Bizo. The price is about $175 million (subject to adjustment) in a combination of about 10% stock and 90% cash. Bizo offers products to help brands with their display and …

Online Dating Site Tests DNA to Determine Matches

A new online dating site catering to sophisticated professionals called Singldout.com offers users the opportunity to submit their DNA to bolster their chances of finding a long-term match. Singldout has partnered with Instant Chemistry, a service that tests DNA for …

LinkedIn Acquires Newsle To Add Features To Its Own Services LinkedIn Acquires Newsle To Add Features To Its Own Services

LinkedIn just announced that it has acquired Newsle, a service that lets you connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, and your Gmail contacts, and lets you see when your connections are in the news. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t …

LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts

LinkedIn announced that it is launching a new iPhone app called Connected, which is replacing its Contacts app. The app lets you know when people in your network change jobs, are mentioned in the news, have work anniversaries or birthdays, …

LinkedIn Infographic Looks At Work Relationships LinkedIn Infographic Looks At Work Relationships

LinkedIn has been sharing a lot of infographics lately. This time, we get a look at work relationships from LinkedIn’s own “Relationships @Work” study, which found that nearly half believe work friends are important to overall happiness. “Relationships matter because …

LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile

Link Humans has put together an interesting infographic with tips for creating the perfect profile on LinkedIn. This one’s worth paying attention to considering that LinkedIn itself is sharing it. LinkedIn’s Alexis Baird writes, “Your profile is the place to …

LinkedIn Gives Jobseekers New iPhone App LinkedIn Gives Jobseekers New iPhone App

LinkedIn just announced the launch of a new Job Search app for iPhone, providing users with customizable search options, recommended jobs, and updates on companies of interest. “The new Job Search app is LinkedIn’s first standalone app experience dedicated to …

Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages

A couple months ago, LinkedIn killed the Products & Services tab on Company pages, and upset a fair amount of companies. LinkedIn suggested that businesses use its Showcase Pages instead, but some simply don’t think this approach works so well. …

LinkedIn Reveals New Search Architecture LinkedIn Reveals New Search Architecture

LinkedIn just announced a new search architecture that it has already implemented, moving away from Lucene, upon which its early search engines were built, to Galene. LinkedIn’s Sriram Sankar and Asif Makhani explain, “Around a year ago, we decided to …

LinkedIn Premium Members Get Some New Goodies LinkedIn Premium Members Get Some New Goodies

LinkedIn is adding new features to its premium experience for new and existing subscribers, including early access to a custom background feature for your profile, which will roll out to all members in the coming months. Also new to Premium …

LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’ LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’

With the school year wrapping up, LinkedIn has decided to put together some data to paint us a picture (an infographic actually) of the state of student recruiting in 2014. According to the company, there are over 39 million students …

LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network

LinkedIn introduced a new feature of its Who’s Viewed Your Profile page showing you “how you rank” compared to others in your network. It’s almost like LinkedIn’s own little Klout score. Unsurprisingly, the Who’s Viewed Your Profile feature is one …

LinkedIn Makes Another Move That Irritates Business Users LinkedIn Makes Another Move That Irritates Business Users

About a month ago, LinkedIn angered some of its business users when it announced that it would get rid of the Products/Services tab in favor of Showcase Pages. Now it’s irritating users again by shutting down its business card scanning …

LinkedIn Deepens Partnership With Evernote, Shuts Down CardMunch LinkedIn Deepens Partnership With Evernote, Shuts Down CardMunch

LinkedIn announced that it is “deepening” its partnership with Evernote and shutting down its own CardMunch app. Going forward, LinkedIn members will be able to scan business cards using Evernote’s mobile app, and directly connected it with contacts on LinkedIn. …

LinkedIn Adds Company Page Features LinkedIn Adds Company Page Features

LinkedIn angered some businesses with the removal of one feature recently, but is now introducing some new features for company pages. Businesses can now utilize language preference targeting and a personalized page feed. The features work for Company Pages as …

LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 46% LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 46%

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the first quarter with revenue of $473.2 million, up 46% year-over-year. The company managed to beat analysts’ expectations. The company reminds us that it has over 300 million members, which it announced a …

LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In

For some reason, LinkedIn is hiding the last name of some members on profile pages when you’re logged in. This appears to be happening at least when you’re searching for a person on Google. As far as we can tell, …

LinkedIn Launches Partner Programs For Sponsored Updates, Content LinkedIn Launches Partner Programs For Sponsored Updates, Content

LinkedIn announced two new types of Certified Marketing Partners – Sponsored Updates Partners and Content Partners. These, the company says, will make it easier for brands and agencies to scale their content marketing efforts on LinkedIn’s platform. LinkedIn launched Sponsored …