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

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People

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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
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Introducing LinkedIn Pages

November 13, 2018

Companies

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News

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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.
Ingrid Lunden
June 30, 2020
TechCrunch
The COVID-19 global health pandemic has had an almost immeasurable negative impact on the wider economy. Specifically in the job market, there have been millions of job losses, and in the US alone unemployment numbers like these have not been seen since the Great Depression. Now, tech companies are slowly stepping up to try to [...]
Meagan Simpson
June 29, 2020
BetaKit
Frank And Oak, the e-commerce retail company turned brick-and-mortar, has filed for protection under Canada's Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Romain Dillet
June 24, 2020
TechCrunch
A year after its initial release, Jumbo has two important pieces of news to announce. First, the company has released a major update of its app that protects your privacy on online services. Second, the company has raised an $8 million Series A funding round. If you're not familiar with Jumbo, the app wants to [...]
Alisa Cohn
June 23, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Step one: Turn canceled conferences into private networking opportunities.
Tanya Menon
June 10, 2020
Harvard Business Review
The pandemic is putting the differences into stark relief.
JD Alois
June 3, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
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Anthony Ha
June 2, 2020
TechCrunch
LinkedIn is announcing some new features for advertisers -- retargeting capabilities tied on video ads and lead generation forms, as well as new brand safety integrations for the LinkedIn Audience Network. Abhishek Shrivastava, the senior director of product for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, told me that his team has been shifting its product plans in response [...]
Maryfran Johnson
May 18, 2020
InsiderPro
Podcast Episode 3: Listen now as author and resume expert Brenda Bernstein helps you develop and perfect your personal brand on LinkedIn.
Mollie O Brien
May 18, 2020
AmericanInno
The wisest explorers make sure to take a look at a map before their journey. Or at the very least, have one handy. When diving into a startup or tech ecosystem, it can be helpful to have a map, too, and that's what we want this "Ecosystem at a Glance" document to serve as: a starting place, on-boarding tool and refresher for those both new to and familiar with the city's innovation economy. At the very least, it will help you sound like you know your stuff at your next meetup. Below, you'll find basic insights into the startup and tech community in Tampa Bay -- everything from its unicorns to universities, as well as the Twitter handles for those area thought leaders whose news For comprehensive information on Tampa coworking spaces, funding opportunities and more, check out our Guides section here for a full suite of additional resources. UNICORNS ConnectWise | "We have a simple mission at ConnectWise - to enable technology companies to achieve the highest level of profitability and
Ingrid Lunden
May 12, 2020
TechCrunch
With a large part of the working world doing jobs from home when possible these days, the focus right now is on how best to recreate the atmosphere of an office virtually, and how to replicate online essential work that used to be done in person. Today, LinkedIn announced a couple of big new feature [...]
Srividya Kalyanaraman
May 6, 2020
AmericanInno
Founded in 1999, Bullhorn, which specializes in making software for the staffing and recruitment industry.
IANS
May 5, 2020
@bsindia
One in three Indians have reported a decrease in their personal incomes, says Workforce Confidence Index of LinkedIn.
Kanupriya Kapoor
April 30, 2020
U.S.
The coronavirus is roiling global job markets, but the picture is not all gloomy. Finance, technology and consumer goods firms are hiring tens of thousands in the United States and other countries, according to data from Microsoft Corp's professional networking site LinkedIn.
Liana Kreamer
April 29, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Strategies to encourage creativity and inclusion.
Bob Violino
April 27, 2020
InsiderPro
Machine learning is one of the most in-demand skills in today's technology job market. Kyle Hamlin, principal machine learning engineer at Sailthru, discusses what it takes to travel on that career path.
The Hindu Net Desk
April 21, 2020
The Hindu
Updates from the world of economy, markets, and finance
Agencies
April 19, 2020
@bsindia
It listed five top companies whose work has resonated the most
Mara Hvistendahl
April 17, 2020
Wired
With face masks and other protective gear in short supply, speculators and pop-up brokers are finding customers on an unlikely platform.
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