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  • Twitter can help you find a job. Here's how 1 week ago

    London: Twitter is no longer just a plain micro-blogging site but can now also become your new job hunting ground. Twitter seems keen to position itself as a resource for job seekers. According to a Twitter survey, 77 per cent of polled British Twitter users think the service could help them...
  • Facebook, LinkedIn join to boost dwindling numbers of women in tech February 7, 2015

    Menlo Park: Facebook and LinkedIn want to boost dwindling numbers of women studying engineering and computer science with a collaborative initiative announced Friday that they hope will eventually fill thousands of lucrative Silicon Valley jobs long dominated by men. In an exclusive joint interview with The Associated Press, Facebook Chief Operating...
  • Cybercriminals targeting LinkedIn users: Symantec January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are now targeting LinkedIn users by scamming them into sharing their credentials by sending out mails claiming to be from the support team of the world's largest professional networking firm, security software firm Symantec warned today. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn has over 300 million members globally, of which...
  • Senior Taliban leader found using LinkedIn January 4, 2015

    London/Islamabad: A senior Taliban commander, wanted in connection with an assassination bid on Malala Yousufzai's life, has been found using networking site LinkedIn, listing his skills as "jihad and journalism". Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders, has 69 connections on LinkedIn, indicating a sizable network. Ehsan does not...
  • Popular websites not serious about user password security? December 26, 2014

    London: Very few of the online giants give detailed guidance about the importance of providing secure passwords when users create or update accounts, shows research. "In the seven years of conducting this study, there has not been the level of improvement one might have expected," said lead researcher and professor Steven...
  • CEO of Life: In conversation with LinkedIn's Nishant Rao December 21, 2014

    How to be successful in business? How 'age' is just a number in terms of success? How can one inspire and set examples for others to emulate? Expect to find the answers on CEO if on CNN-IBN's upcoming series 'CEO of Life'. CNN-IBN's Business Editor Karma Paljor speaks to LinkedIn...
  • Google, Apple world's most sought-after employers: LinkedIn November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is the world's most sought after employer in the world, followed by Apple and Unilever in the second and third places, respectively, according to a report by professional networking site LinkedIn. The 'World's 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014' was based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn's over 300...
  • LinkedIn's product head Deep Nishar announces departure August 22, 2014

    New York: Global professional network LinkedIn's Indianorigin top executive Deep Nishar is leaving the company after a tenure of six years during which he "transformed" the member experience and helped increase the user base tenfold to 313 million around the world. An Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Harvard Business...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill highpaying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • LinkedIn to buy ad tech company Bizo for $175 million July 23, 2014

    New York: LinkedIn is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said Tuesday that it is paying 90 per cent in cash and the rest in stock for San Franciscobased Bizo. The deal is expected to close in the third...
  • Job Search: LinkedIn launches new app for job seekers June 22, 2014

    Washington: If you are a job seeker and a LinkedIn user, this app may just be for you. "Whether you are actively on the hunt for a new gig or just keeping an eye out, this new app comes packed with the core LinkedIn features you have come to rely on...
  • LinkedIn's new feature lets companies target members by language preference, location May 7, 2014

    New York: LinkedIn rolled out a new feature that allows companies to target audiences by language preference and geographical location as it seeks to grow and retain members across the world. "Before we would show you everything the company was saying even if it wasn't right for your geography or service...
  • Your LinkedIn profile can help you find a date. Here's how May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Your LinkedIn profile may have helped you in getting a good job, but what if it could also help you in setting a romantic date? A new app, LinkedUp, collects information from your LinkedIn account and helps you connect with potential matches. The recommendations it makes are based...
  • LinkedIn now lets users search for volunteer positions in addition to paid jobs January 18, 2014

    New York: Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. launched a "volunteer marketplace," which lets users browse volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit groups. Nonprofits, meanwhile, can reach out to LinkedIn users who have expressed an interest in volunteering. LinkedIn says it is working with volunteermatching organisations such as Catchafire, VolunteerMatch and BoardSource...
  • LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter: Study December 31, 2013

    San Francisco: More US adults use LinkedIn and Pinterest than Twitter, but that website attracts a greater proportion of blacks and young adults than do its social media peers, a Pew Research Centre study released on Monday showed. Photo pinup site Pinterest spiked in popularity over the past year, according to...
  • Tips and solutions: How to erase yourself from the Internet December 27, 2013

    If the online world has started taking a toll on you and you want to disappear from the Internet for sometime, here are some tips and solutions for you. ...
  • LinkedIn's top influencer posts of 2013 December 18, 2013

    LinkedIn, the popular professional network with more than 259 million members, released a list of the top 13 Influencer posts of 2013. The posts that tops that list is from Dave Kerpen on how to become a better leader, followed by Bill Gates's "Three Things I've Learned From Warren Buffett"...
  • Google, Apple, Facebook push for limits on government surveillance December 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Eight US web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies Google Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter, LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc issued an open...
  • A field guide to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social networks December 4, 2013

    Did you know that average time spent on Facebook per user is 8.3 hours per month? Did you know that tweets with image links get twice the engagement rate than those without images? There are many facts and interesting bits of information about social networks that we think you should...
  • Twitter stock slides more than 7 per cent on its second trading day November 9, 2013

    New York: Twitter's stock slid more than 7 per cent on its second trading day Friday, after the popular short messaging service saw a huge firstday pop in what turned out to be a smooth public debut. Such volatile trading is common for freshly public stocks as investors make decisions with...
  • Twitter shares surge over 90 per cent on NYSE debut, hit $50 November 7, 2013

    Twitter Inc stock soared 92 percent in their first day of trading on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange as investors snapped up shares in the microblogging site, pushing its market value to a heady $25 billion. The shares opened at $45.10 a share, up from the initial public offering...
  • LinkedIn announces Intro that shows user information on iPhone email October 24, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn just gave its users another reason to ensure their resumes are up to date. The online professional network has introduced a mobile feature that shows information about people's careers in emails being read on iPhones. The tool, called Intro, pulls details from the profiles of LinkedIn's more than...
  • Best time to post on Facebook 68am, Twitter 13pm, Google+ 911am September 23, 2013

    People are often seen posting on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus at leisure, but a new report has observed that there are the best times during the day when the posts on social networking sites can help you get the maximum traction. Here is an infographic that suggests when you...
  • LinkedIn to sell additional $1 bn stock, may make more acquisitions September 4, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn Corp said on Thursday it will sell an additional $1 billion of its Class A common stock as the Internet company moves to bolster product development and perhaps make more acquisitions. LinkedIn shares, which have more than doubled this year, were down 2.3 percent at $240.49 in after...
  • BlueLine: A new social network for the police and other law enforcers September 3, 2013

    San Francisco: The final stages are near completion for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue. Created by former high-profile New York City police commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton, BlueLine is being touted as a site where...
  • LinkedIn to open service to high school students from September 12 August 20, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn will soon open up its online professional networking service to high school students as part of an effort to help steer their collegiate careers. Effective September 12, the new minimum age to create a LinkedIn account will range from 13 years old to 16 years old in most...
  • LinkedIn app launched for budget Nokia Asha Full Touch and 501 series July 31, 2013

    Mumbai: LinkedIn has introduced its app for Nokia Asha phones. Users can access their LinkedIn network and professional insights from any Nokia Asha Full Touch and 501 series of devices. The Asha 501 is Nokia's budget phone, announced earlier in May for a price at Rs 5,300. The obvious question...
  • Cognizant 12th fastest growing tech firm: Forbes June 7, 2013

    New York: USheadquartered IT services major Cognizant has been ranked at 12th place on a Forbes list of America's 25 fastest growing tech companies, which has been topped by business networking site LinkedIn. Social networking giant Facebook is ranked second, followed by global IT major Apple at the third place....
  • How to turn on twostep verification on LinkedIn and how it works June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: LinkedIn unveiled technology to improve the security of the social networking site for professionals, about a week after Twitter introduced similar tools following a surge in highprofile attacks on its users. The optional service, known as twofactor authentication, is designed to verify the identity of users as they log...
  • After Twitter, LinkedIn boosts security with twostep verification June 1, 2013

    Mountain View: LinkedIn is joining the crowd of Internet services tying account security to mobile phones. In a change announced on Friday, the roughly 225 million users of LinkedIn's online professional networking service can now choose to require a code to be sent to their phones whenever an attempt is made...