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  • 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 30, 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...
  • LinkedIn spruces up mobile app to widen appeal April 19, 2013

    San Francisco: Online professional networking service LinkedIn is dressing up its mobile application to impress people who are increasingly scrolling through content on smartphones. The changes being unveiled Thursday mark LinkedIn's first major overhaul of its mobile app in 20 months. Since then, more than 80 million additional accounts have been...
  • LinkedIn redesigns Android, iPhone apps; to experiment with ads April 18, 2013

    San Francisco: LinkedIn Corp introduced revamped mobile apps on Wednesday that give greater prominence to the stream of information shared by members of the professional social network and will for the first time allow the company to show ads to smartphone users. LinkedIn will begin showing advertisements within the mobile app's...
  • LinkedIn to acquire ereader company Pulse for $90 million April 13, 2013

    California: Professional networking website LinkedIn is paying about $90 million to acquire Pulse, which makes an ereader platform used on mobile devices. More than 30 million people worldwide use Pulse's ereader applications on devices running both Apple and Androidbased operating systems. The San Franciscobased company was founded in 2010 by Akshay...
  • Indian women prefer more flexibility at workplace, says survey March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Majority of working women in the country prefer greater flexibility at workplace and they define professional success as the right balance between work and personal life, says a survey. Professional networking site LinkedIn's survey that was released on Monday said that 94 per cent of Indian women felt...
  • LinkedIn unveils new feature to help members find their dream job February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has unveiled a new feature LinkedIn Jobs, as per a blog post. LinkedIn's Vaibhav Goel elaborates that the new LinkedIn Jobs is an attempt at helping users find their dream job. The feature brings forth opportunities at companies, where a user...
  • What Valentine's week does to RomanSingh couples October 3, 2013

    So, we've all seen the mush on social networking sites all through the Valentine's week. That's the right term for it, right? Valentine's week is what includes the promise day and the teddy day and oh! the hug day. I am a selfconfessed Valentine Grinch, of sorts. And this video...
  • LinkedIn shares soar after stellar results February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Shares of LinkedIn climbed nearly 21 per cent in midday trading on Friday on results that beat analysts' estimates for the seventh quarter in a row. The social networking website for professionals reported on Thursday an 81 per cent increase in fourthquarter revenue and raised its forecast for the...