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
Results per page:
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Products

Product
Launch date
Website
Industry
LinkedIn Business Solutions
1 Result
Results per page:
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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
Dave McKay
November 27, 2020
www.cloudsavvyit.com
Organizations have a digital footprint and all their staff do, too. These footprints can contain a wealth of sensitive or weaponizable information. OSINT lets you see what the hackers can see.
Caitlin Hotchkiss
November 26, 2020
BetaKit
The Retail Times is a weekly newsletter covering retail tech news from Canada and around the globe.
Sean Czarnecki
November 25, 2020
Business Insider
With the techlash causing reputation problems in the tech industry, corporations are turning to these PR pros to court favor with the press.
Dave Johnson
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
You can post a LinkedIn story to your profile as a temporary post similar to Instagram stories or Twitter fleets.
Ashley Stewart
November 24, 2020
Business Insider
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has 16 direct reports who have helped him make the company one of the world's most valuable.
Press Trust of India
November 24, 2020
@bsindia
Competition for jobs is lower than several months ago, the report said
May Teng
November 23, 2020
Business Insider
These creators use their social-media followings to help early-career and young professionals navigate an uncertain working world.
Alex Coop
November 23, 2020
IT Business
The internet takes a trip down memory lane as Windows turns 35, Go SMS Pro gets taken down from Google Play due to some serious security issues, and LinkedIn gets chatty about the death of office perks.
Jacobs
November 23, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
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Rachel E. Greenspan and Paige Leskin
November 21, 2020
Business Insider
Parler claims it's not a right-wing platform. But a close look at the company's early days reveals numerous connections to prominent conservatives.
Mara Leighton
November 20, 2020
Business Insider
Coursera Plus is a $399-a-year subscription to unlimited online courses. Here's how much you'll save, how refunds work, and everything else you should know.
Ashley Stewart and Ben Gilbert
November 20, 2020
Business Insider
Microsoft's gaming business is in the spotlight after Xbox Series X and Series S releases. Here are the power players who make it all happen.
Conscious Container
November 19, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Anheuser-Busch, refillable glass bottle marketplace start-up Conscious Container announces the November 23 launch of...
Institute for Real Growth
November 19, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Real Growth (IRG) today announces the 'IRG100' - the list of the 100 Chief Marketing Officers and other senior growth leaders...
PenFed Credit Union
November 18, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- PenFed Credit Union, la segunda cooperativa de crédito federal más grande del país, anunció hoy la introducción de un nuevo...
BioSpace
November 18, 2020
BioSpace
MOBILion Systems, Inc., a pioneer in fast, efficient, high-resolution instrumentation for biomarker discovery, diagnostics and therapeutic development, is collaborating with an international research team to identify alterations in the metabolism of selective glycosphingolipids in specific brain regions that contribute to the early onset and progression of Parkinson's disease.
Daniel Carnahan
November 18, 2020
Business Insider
Twitter hopes it can create an easier way for users to post on the platform with the rollout of its new story-like feature "Fleets."
Gary Vaynerchuk
November 17, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Shana Lebowitz and Weng Cheong
November 17, 2020
Business Insider
These books -- whose authors include academics and investors -- can teach ambitious professionals how to build a successful business or career.
Susie Moore
November 17, 2020
Business Insider
Susie Moore left her 6-figure job once her side hustle as a life coach took off, thanks to one email she sent to her network for referral clients.
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