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  • LinkedIn seeks wider use with ability to 'follow' October 3, 2012

    San Francisco: Professional social network LinkedIn Corp will let its users "follow" and receive updates from people outside their personal contact list, a move that could entice users to spend more time on its website. The new feature, which LinkedIn announced on Tuesday, takes a page from other popular social networks...
  • LinkedIn plans to expand to Sunnyvale September 1, 2012

    California: Professional networking website LinkedIn plans to expand its California operation to a new campus in Sunnyvale. The Mountain View-based company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday that it has reached a deal to lease 580,000 square feet of space in the city. It plans to build a new campus there...
  • Nvidia: 4 lakh coded passwords may have been hit July 14, 2012

    London: US semiconductor maker Nvidia Corp. says up to 400,000 users of its forums have had their encrypted passwords compromised in attacks dating back to early July. It's the latest in a stream of data thefts which has hit major Internet companies over the past few weeks. Search provider Yahoo, networking...
  • Facebook may start job posting service July 7, 2012

    Houston: Soon the popular social networking site Facebook will become a recruiter, as per knowledgeable sources, by launching its own job board after teaming with existing job-posting companies, the sources said. Citing anonymous sources, media reports said that BranchOut, Jobvite and Work4Labs will be at least three of the companies that...
  • LinkedIn sued for $5 million over data breach June 21, 2012

    California: An Illinois woman has filed a $5 million lawsuit against LinkedIn Corp, saying the social network violated promises to consumers by not having better security in place when more than 6 million customer passwords were stolen. The lawsuit, which was brought in federal court in San Jose, California, on June...
  • Is a LinkedIn Premium account worth the money? June 15, 2012

    Chicago: For job seekers and employers alike, LinkedIn provides a valuable service. While many features are free, the professional social networking website dangles an array of additional tools - for a price. But for those on a budget, is a LinkedIn Premium account worth the money? The answer depends on how...
  • LinkedIn says to provide extra security layer June 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Social networking website LinkedIn Corp said it will provide an additional layer of online security to its members following last week's data breach, while adding that stolen passwords were not published with corresponding email logins. Some cyber security experts had earlier said LinkedIn did not have adequate protections in place,...
  • LinkedIn sheds more light on security breach June 10, 2012

    San Francisco: LinkedIn Corp, criticised for inadequate network security after hackers exposed millions of its users' passwords, said on Saturday it had finished disabling all affected accounts and did not believe other members were at risk. The company, a social network for business professionals, promised to beef up security, days after...
  • LinkedIn breach dents site's reputation June 9, 2012

    New York: LinkedIn Corp's silence on the extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user passwords has damaged its reputation among some business professionals, and may slow the growing company's rise if the breach turns out to be more serious than disclosed. Several days after news of the theft...
  • LinkedIn hack: You may need to change all your passwords June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the massive password leak at LinkedIn, believed to have affected over 6 million users, security experts have recommended that LinkedIn users change their passwords immediately. If you think that by simply changing your LinkedIn password you are safe? Think again. You may need to change many of your...
  • LinkedIn passwords stolen, leaked online June 7, 2012

    London: Business social network LinkedIn said on Wednesday that some of its users' passwords have been stolen and leaked onto the Internet. LinkedIn Corp. did not say how many of the more than six million passwords that were distributed online corresponded to LinkedIn accounts. In a blog post Wednesday, the company...
  • Google+ traffic surges by 1269 pc September 28, 2011

    New York: Google+ is still no Facebook, Twitter or even MySpace, but its decision to open its services to all users is already paying dividends. Experian Hitwise, a market research company, reports that the site's market share in the social media world increased 1,269 per cent last week. Yes, you...
  • Obama to host town hall meeting through LinkedIn September 22, 2011

    California: President Barack Obama is again turning to a social networking website to host a town hall meeting. The White House says Obama will be in the San Francisco Bay area city of Mountain View on Monday to answer questions about jobs and the economy that are posted to the...
  • Placebook? Hang-outs can predict online friends August 5, 2011

    London: A method of predicting which individuals may become friends on social networking sites based on the places they visit out in the real world has been developed by researchers at Cambridge University in Britain. The new approach to "friend suggestions" looks at the usual haunts of individuals to determine which...
  • LinkedIn launches Apply With LinkedIn button July 26, 2011

    San Francisco: Professional social network LinkedIn took the wraps off a tool that allows jobseekers to apply for open positions by sending their LinkedIn profiles directly to prospective employers. The feature is launching as LinkedIn tries to keep its service ahead of the curve amid competition from new networks such as...
  • Men savvier networkers than women, study says June 25, 2011

    New York: When it comes to professional networking, men around the world are savvier than women, according to new data. Business networking site LinkedIn, which analyzed information from members in 13 countries, found men were the overwhelming winners in networking. "Men are broader and quicker at assessing if there is an opportunity,"...
  • Facebook users more trusting, engaged June 17, 2011

    New York: Facebook, it turns out, isn't just a waste of time. People who use it have more close friends, get more social support and report being more politically engaged than those who don't, according to a new national study on Americans and social networks. The report comes as Facebook, Twitter...
  • LinkedIn opens Asia headquarters in Singapore May 31, 2011

    Singapore: Career networking website LinkedIn opened its Asian headquarters in Singapore on Tuesday, part of a plan to tap the region's large pool of professionals. LinkedIn plans to hire more than 12 staff in Singapore to add to the company's three offices in India and two in Australia, Asia Pacific Managing...
  • In reminder of '90s, LinkedIn has big first day May 20, 2011

    San Francisco: There was an unmistakable echo of the dot-com boom Thursday on Wall Street. LinkedIn, a trailblazer in the online networking craze, went public with a roaring stock offering. Within minutes, shares were trading at twice the value set by the company. Buyers crowded the floor of the New York Stock...
  • LinkedIn ups IPO range, stokes social media frenzy May 18, 2011

    New York: LinkedIn said it expects to raise 30 per cent more than it had forecast in its initial public offering, in a sign of the strength of investor appetite for social networking companies. The company, which operates a website where professionals connect with one another, now plans to sell shares...
  • LinkedIn hits 100 million members worldwide March 23, 2011

    New York: LinkedIn, the online social network for professionals and job seekers, now has 100 million members worldwide and more than half are from outside the United States. The company said on Tuesday it is now growing at a rate of roughly 1 million new members every week. The new total...
  • LinkedIn launches social news service March 11, 2011

    Mountain View: LinkedIn, the Internet social network for professionals, launched a service on Thursday that creates a customized online newspaper from articles being shared by the network's more than 90 million members and by users of Twitter. The new service, called LinkedIn Today, displays excerpts of the most popular articles in...
  • LinkedIn files for IPO; Big year for Web cos January 28, 2011

    New York: In what could signal a big year of Internet initial public offerings, social networking website LinkedIn Corp announced plans on Thursday to float shares to the public. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined, according to...
  • LinkedIn plans to go public in 2011 January 6, 2011

    New York: LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, plans to go public in 2011 and has selected its financial underwriters, three sources familiar with the process told Reuters. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and JPMorgan are among the book runners, these sources said. Bankers made their pitches to the privately-held...
  • Motivated? Well don't put that on your CV December 22, 2010

    London: Applying for a new job? Well, don't put on your CV that you are a proactive team player with a proven track record and a dynamic skill set, even if you're. This is because words and phrases such as "dynamic" or "problem solver" have been named as the most overused...
  • Professional social networking booming May 19, 2010

    Paris: Professional social networking companies are recovering well from the recession, boosted by a surge in members, and growth in fees from advertisers and recruiters. Membership of professional social networks like LinkedIn and Viadeo has bloomed since late 2008 as tens of millions of consumers from around the world have sought...