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LinkedIn Tells Prostitutes to Stop Using the Service, Even If It’s Legal in Their Country LinkedIn Tells Prostitutes to Stop Using the Service, Even If It’s Legal in Their Country
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It appears that professional escorts have been using LinkedIn to make professional connections, and the company wants to put a stop to that. LinkedIn has just updated their terms of service and user agreement to add a good amount of …

LinkedIn Adds Accessibility Features LinkedIn Adds Accessibility Features

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, LinkedIn announced a few things it’s been doing to make the social network more accessible. These include improved site navigation, improvements to interaction with the service, and the addition of image descriptions. “What …

Now LinkedIn Wants You To Follow Channels Now LinkedIn Wants You To Follow Channels

A little over two years ago, LinkedIn launched LinkedIn Today, the company’s version of a social news destination. It’s been fairly popular, and last year, it got a design refresh. Today, LinkedIn announced another one. According to Business Insider, LinkedIn …

LinkedIn Is Ten Years Old LinkedIn Is Ten Years Old
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LinkedIn turned ten years old on Sunday. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade, but believe it or not, the professional social network launched all the way back in 2003. It has come a long way in the meantime. …

LinkedIn Revenue Up 72%, Forecast Not So Great LinkedIn Revenue Up 72%, Forecast Not So Great
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LinkedIn just reported its earnings for Q1, with revenue of $324.7 million for the quarter, up 72% year-over-year. Net income was $22.6 million, up from $5 million in the year-ago quarter. CEO Jeff Weiner said, “Q1 was a strong quarter …

LinkedIn Lets You Add Photos, Videos to Profiles to Better Showcase Your Talents LinkedIn Lets You Add Photos, Videos to Profiles to Better Showcase Your Talents

LinkedIn is giving users a new way to showcase their work by allowing them to add photos, videos, and presentations to their profiles. Let’s say you’re a photographer, and in your LinkedIn “experience” section you want to add some samples …

LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Members in Singapore LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Members in Singapore
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While Facebook has recently been losing members in the U.S. and U.K., it has seen growth in developing countries such as India. While its worldwide membership growth is currently offsetting its membership losses, the loss of 6 million U.S. members …

LinkedIn Launches New LinkedIn Contacts LinkedIn Launches New LinkedIn Contacts

LinkedIn announced the new LinkedIn Contacts today. This is described as a way to bring all your contacts into one place. Specifically, LinkedIn Contacts brings contacts from your address books, email accounts, and calendars together with your LinkedIn network. “From …

LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area
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LinkedIn says that their mobile platform is the “fastest growing” aspect of their service. On average, 27% of their unique visitors comes through their mobile apps – up from 15% a year ago. In a year, their mobile pageviews have …

LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M

LinkedIn has decided to take another step toward being a platform for news, officially announcing the acquisition of Pulse, the news reader app similar to Flipboard. The transaction is valued at around $90 million, which is at the high-end of …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update LinkedIn Recruiter Gets A Homepage Update

LinkedIn has announced the launch a new home page for LinkedIn Recruiter, which introduces some new tools for hiring. There’s a new navigation bar with the Notifications feature, accessible via the flag icon at the top right. This will alert …

LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Status Updates [UPDATED] LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Status Updates [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on …

LinkedIn Revamps Its Search Algorithm, Adds Features LinkedIn Revamps Its Search Algorithm, Adds Features

It doesn’t come with all the fanfare of Facebook’s Graph Search, but another important social network has just revamped its search engine. LinkedIn announced some new search capabilities, which it describes as “smarter and more streamlined,” and though Facebook’s Graph …

Gonzaga Is LinkedIn’s Pick to Win the Tourney Based on ‘Dedication Score’ Gonzaga Is LinkedIn’s Pick to Win the Tourney Based on ‘Dedication Score’
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LinkedIn thinks that they know who will will this year’s NCAA Tournament, and they don’t even need to consider basketball. Well, they need to consider the word “basketball,” but that’s about it. In alternative method to fill out a bracket …

LinkedIn Reportedly Buys Pulse For More Than $50 Million LinkedIn Reportedly Buys Pulse For More Than $50 Million

The popular newsreader Pulse brings in 20 million users a day so it stands to reason that somebody would want to acquire such an audience. The only question that remained is who would come out on top in acquisition negotiations. …

LinkedIn Updates its Job Search Engine LinkedIn Updates its Job Search Engine

LinkedIn, the social network for professional networking, is set up to be the online, social alternative to the old resume system. Though the website as a whole is set up to get people hired, the social network also provides a …

SlideShare Introduces New Tracking Analytics Tool SlideShare Introduces New Tracking Analytics Tool

In May 2012, LinkedIn acquired document presentation startup SlideShare. Since that time, the company has been integrating itself into LinkedIn’s carefully managed (and profitable) corporate culture. Today, SlideShare announced a very LinkedIn-style feature for its service. The new feature, called …

LinkedIn Nails its Fourth Quarter, Yearly Earnings LinkedIn Nails its Fourth Quarter, Yearly Earnings

If there’s one thing LinkedIn is, it’s consistent. The company has slowly built its brand and membership numbers in the crowded social media space where other companies are getting bloodied. LinkedIn today announced its fourth quarter 2012 and year-end 2012 …

Sheryl Sandberg Passed on Opportunity to Be LinkedIn CEO in 2006, According to Her New Book Sheryl Sandberg Passed on Opportunity to Be LinkedIn CEO in 2006, According to Her New Book

Did you know that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg could have been the CEO at another huge social networking company? Probably not. But apparently she reveals that story and more in her upcoming book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will …

LinkedIn Kills LinkedIn Answers Service [Report] LinkedIn Kills LinkedIn Answers Service [Report]
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LinkedIn has had a service called LinkedIn Answers for going on six years. Never heard of it? You’re probably not alone, because there reportedly aren’t that may people using it – at least not enough for LinkedIn to keep it …

LinkedIn Competitor Viadeo Acquires “#1 Hunting App” Pealk LinkedIn Competitor Viadeo Acquires “#1 Hunting App” Pealk

Today Viadeo, a professional networking social network similar to LinkedIn, announced it has acquired Pealk, the self-styled “#1 Hunting App” for LinkedIn. Pealk was an app designed for HR and managers to cull LinkedIn profiles for potential recruits. It allowed …