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LinkedIn

A social networking platform for people in professional occupations. It was founded in 2002 and was acquired by Microsoft in 2016. It is located in Sunnyvale, California.

About

Linkedin is a California-based company that has developed a professional social networking platform. Its stated mission is to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. It was founded by Reid Hoffman and was acquired by Microsoft.

Product

Professionals and businesses can create user accounts on the website, which can be accessed various ways, including mobile applications for products and operating systems such as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia Asha, and Windows. Users can create a profile highlighting their professional experience and search for jobs on the platform.

Features

Insights

On the homepage of the platform, users can view insights into companies and industries which align with their professional profile.

Networking

Users can connect with others on the platform and those connections will increase the user's visibility for job opportunities on LinkedIn.

Job Searching

Users can search for jobs by job title or companies and enter a specific location if desired. Internships are also listed on the platform.

Candidate Searching

Businesses can post a job advertisement and seek candidates.

Education

There are courses available on the platform to aid users in finding jobs or updating their resume. Courses include finance and accounting and career development.

Messaging

Users can message each other and recruiters can reach out to potential job candidates to explain job offers and other opportunities.

Timeline

March 2021
LinkedIn announces its dropdown menus for creating a profile will now include "Stay at Home Parent" and other designations to indicate that someone spent time away from the traditional workforce.
February 2020
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner steps aside after 11 years.
September 17, 2019
LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting
May 15, 2019
LinkedIn Sales Solutions brings Sales Navigator insights into the Lucidchart Sales Solution.
April 1, 2019
LinkedIn today has some 600 million users and was acquired by Microsoft in 2016 for $26.2 billion.
2017
LinkedIn introduces new retargeting tools.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aarchi jain

Founder

Aaron Morris

Investor

Abai Bekenov

Employee

ABDUL SALAM A

Employee

Abhinav Pandey

Employee

Adam C. Passarella

Employee

Adam Hobson

Employee

Adam Jalique

Employee

Adarsh Yagnik

Employee

Aditya Agarwal

Employee

Aditya Shukla

Employee

Agnieszka Wacnik

Employee

Ahmed Hasan

Employee

Aidan Mills

Employee

Aishwarya H.

Employee

AJ Dos Santos

Investor

Ajay Gupta

Employee

Aju John

Employee

Akash Rana

Employee

Akshat Singhal

Employee

Akshay Rustagi

Investor

Albert Hernandez

Employee

Albert Kaufmann

Employee

albert tang

Employee

Alejandro Enrique Morante

Investor

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Amid virus-era messaging boom, LinkedIn rolls out new chat features

Steven Melendez

Web

April 30, 2020

LinkedIn Releases New Tools for Virtual Job Interviews

Matt Southern

Web

May 1, 2020

LinkedIn Stories Is Coming - How to Use LinkedIn Stories to Build Your Brand and Business | JD Supra

Web

May 7, 2020

Microsoft paid $26 billion for LinkedIn, then mostly left it alone--and CEO Jeff Weiner is good with that

Jordan Novet

Web

December 27, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Introducing LinkedIn Pages

November 13, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Kirsten Korosec
July 26, 2021
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Sunday in your inbox. Hello frens and readers. Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point [...]
Vineet Washington
July 26, 2021
NDTV Gadgets 360
Twitter is once again looking for a grievance officer for India. It has posted a job listing on LinkedIn following that of Facebook and WhatsApp from a few weeks earlier. The Indian government had asked social media platforms and big tech firms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, and others to appoint resident grievance officers.
Tony Zerucha
July 22, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Click HERE to find out ⭐ USA Leads Global Social Media Ad Spend Race. | Crowdfund Insider: Global Fintech News, including Crowdfunding, Blockchain and more.
Mike Butcher
July 22, 2021
TechCrunch
With the pandemic forcing people online, social media use exploded, for obvious reasons. And with that, the opportunity to reach audiences and push messaging. More brand-oriented platforms such as Sprinkler, Sprout Social, and Hootsuite have obviously risen in use, but so did traffic to Oktopost, a much more B2B-oriented proposition. Founded in 2013, Oktopost has only [...]
Mike Butcher
July 22, 2021
TechCrunch
With the pandemic forcing people online, social media use exploded, for obvious reasons. And with that, the opportunity to reach audiences and push messaging. More brand-oriented platforms such as Sprinkler, Sprout Social, and Hootsuite have obviously risen in use, but so did traffic to Oktopost, a much more B2B-oriented proposition. Founded in 2013, Oktopost has only [...]
Frank Chaparro
July 19, 2021
The Block
JPMorgan's blockchain unit Onyx is in hyper-growth mode.
Taylor Lorenz
July 19, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Feeling limited by LinkedIn, some Gen Z-ers are now applying for jobs using TikTok résumés. Employers are paying attention.
By Joe Tidy
July 15, 2021
BBC News
As hackers scoop up data from social media sites, should firms be taking better care of your data?
Vijay Govindarajan
July 15, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Traditional universities and colleges need to commit to one of three strategies.
Vinay Umarji
July 15, 2021
@bsindia
72 per cent students say internship opportunities were reduced, 90 per cent of applicants were demotivated in the second wave, according to a study.
July 13, 2021
mint
Pandemic layoffs pushed many employees in hospitality to find jobs in new growth areas--with better pay, perks, career prospects
Brand Post
July 12, 2021
CIO
Whether you're technically savvy or digitally challenged, try these steps before you engage with IT leaders on a business request.
July 8, 2021
WebWire
NEW YORK, NY (July 8th, 2021) -- BrandShield (LSE: BRSD), an online threat hunting company specialized in monitoring, detecting, and removing online threats, today announced new and alarming findings on the rise of cryptocurrency-related scams. The findings come as cryptocurrency has exploded in popularity with retail and institutional investors, driving hundreds of billions of dollars of investment to and increased scrutiny of the financial asset from media and government organizations....
July 6, 2021
Moneycontrol
However, working women and young professionals still remain vulnerable to economic turbulence.
Alex Scroxton
June 30, 2021
ComputerWeekly.com
Data relating to 700 million users of the LinkedIn networking platform has appeared for sale, but the firm says it is the victim of data scraping, not a security breach
Tim Copeland
June 30, 2021
The Block
Payments giant Visa has bulked out its crypto team, hiring new talent and bringing in staff from the rest of the organization.
BS Reporter
June 30, 2021
@bsindia
Breach was reported by RestorePrivacy, according to whose website, the user of a popular hacker forum advertised data from 700 million LinkedIn users for sale on June 22
Aditya Saroha
June 30, 2021
The Hindu
The professional networking platform said this is not a data breach and no private LinkedIn member was exposed.
June 30, 2021
Moneycontrol
"We want to be clear that this is not a data breach and no private LinkedIn member data was exposed," LinkedIn said in a statement.
Natasha Lomas
June 25, 2021
TechCrunch
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has committed to doing more to quickly purge illegal hate speech from its platform in the European Union by formally signing up to a self-regulatory initiative that seeks to tackle the issue through a voluntary Code of Conduct. In statement today, the European Commission announced that the professional social network has joined the [...]
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