LinkedIn

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

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

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
LINKEDIN CORP funding round, October 2010
21,207,933
October 2010
1 Result
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Products

Product
Launch date
Website
Industry
LinkedIn Business Solutions
Marketing
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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Employee

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Employee

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

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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
Justin Vianello
August 25, 2020
CIO
As U.S. companies see a surge in tech investments, they must look at new ways to develop domestic tech talent to support heavy demand
Walter Thompson
August 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Jason Kong Contributor Jason Kong is an Investor at IVP, where he focuses on identifying and evaluating later-stage enterprise and consumer technology investments. Cack Wilhelm Contributor Share on Twitter Cack Wilhelm is a partner at IVP who focuses on growth-stage technology companies. She serves as a Board Director for CircleCI. Each year, LinkedIn tracks the [...]
IANS
August 17, 2020
@bsindia
Top five in-demand jobs are software engineer, business development manager, sales manager, business analyst and content writer
Jim Dallke
August 12, 2020
AmericanInno
A new venture capital firm from former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is among several investors in a Chicago app that aims to help you learn the violin.
IANS
August 12, 2020
@bsindia
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced to sell SlideShare, the hosting platform for presentations and other professional content to US-based e-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd
Anthony Ha
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Google is using accelerometers in an interesting new way, Twitter allows everyone to limit tweet replies and Mozilla announces major layoffs. This is your Daily Crunch for August 11, 2020. The big story: Android phones become earthquake detectors Google said that smartphone accelerometers are sensitive enough to detect P-waves, which are the first waves to [...]
AlleyWatch
August 11, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Anthony Ha
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
SlideShare has a new owner, with LinkedIn selling the presentation-sharing service to Scribd for an undisclosed price. According to LinkedIn, Scribd will take over operation of the SlideShare business on September 24. Scribd CEO Trip Adler argued that the companies have very similar roots, both launching in 2006/2007 with stories on TechCrunch, and both of [...]
Manish Singh
August 11, 2020
TechCrunch
Google has rolled out a new Search feature in India that enables influencers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, or anyone else who wants to be easily discovered online create a virtual visiting card in what appears to be the company's latest attempt to bring more of LinkedIn functionalities into its search engine. The company said it has rolled [...]
Alex Lee, WIRED UK
August 5, 2020
Wired
Apple's new operating system hasn't been released to the public yet, but its new permission notifications are already shaming developers into cleaning up their acts.
BBC News
August 4, 2020
BBC News
Allen Blue, who co-founded professional network LinkedIn, reveals how start-ups can achieve growth.
August 4, 2020
WebWire
Carrier Transicold is introducing three new transport refrigeration units into the UK and Ireland, delivering significant operational and environmental benefits for truck, trailer and light commercial vehicle fleets. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. The new models include the first PIEK-certi...
Kate Cox
July 31, 2020
Ars Technica
The 17-year-old is facing 30 felony fraud charges.
Kevin Ponniah
July 26, 2020
BBC News
Dickson Yeo, a PhD student-turned-agent, targeted Americans that had access to private information.
Martin Zwilling
July 22, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
John-Paul Ford Rojas
July 21, 2020
Sky News
UK staff will be among those affected by the cuts at the California-based firm, which is owned by tech giant Microsoft.
BBC News
July 21, 2020
BBC News
The networking site has been hit by fewer firms taking on staff amid the coronavirus pandemic.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
July 13, 2020
Mail Online
LinkedIn's iOS app was one of more than 50 exposed by a beta version of Apple's iOS 14 which notifies users when their clipboards are being copied and asks users for permission.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
July 8, 2020
Mail Online
To add a pronunciation to your LinkedIn profile, you can navigate to your own page by clicking 'View Profile' in the app, then Edit, and then tapping 'Record name pronunciation.'
Roman Loyola
July 6, 2020
Macworld
Since the developer beta release of iOS 14, it has been revealed that several apps have been copying data from the clipboard.
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