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
Website
Industry
Launch date
LinkedIn Business Solutions
1 Result
Results per page:
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Acquisitions

Acquisition
Acquired company
Acquisition amount (USD)
Date announced
Acquisition of Rapportive by LinkedIn
15,000,000
February 7, 2012
4 Results
Results per page:
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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
DNA Web Team
April 14, 2021
DNA India
PUBG Mobile India launch date, PUBG: New State registration: Latest updates you must know - The possibilities of PUBG Mobile India's return to India have increased due to constant job listings by the company on LinkedIn.
Matt Weinberger and Ashley Stewart
April 14, 2021
Business Insider
Microsoft has the cash and the political clout to make big deals happen -- and it looks like Nuance may be only the start of a major shopping spree.
Chris DeGraw
April 13, 2021
Digital Trends
With Clubhouse's drop-in audio, a new content style has appeared, and every app on your phone wants a piece of the action.
Howard Solomon
April 12, 2021
IT Business
Phone scams, job scams and contact page scams. Phone scams, job scams and contact page scams.
Staff Writer
April 12, 2021
mint
Paul Davison, said the claims were false during a town hall this past week, according to a report by The Verge.The data referred to was all public profile information, said Davison
Kirsten Korosec
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
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Kayla Epstein
April 12, 2021
Business Insider
Former sheriff's deputy Orrin Heatlie leads the charge, but the effort to recall Newsom has attracted conspiracy theorists, militia members, and mystery megadonors.
April 12, 2021
The Indian Express
Clubhouse CEO has stated that the report which claimed personal user data had been leaked from the app was "false".
ANI
April 11, 2021
The Times of India
The online network for working professionals, Linkedin recently suffered a massive data breach in which personal data of over 500 million users were leaked on a popular hacker forum. According to Mashable India, the leaked data consists of personal s
Kim Lyons
April 11, 2021
The Verge
Personal data for some 1.3 million users of the social audio app Clubhouse has reportedly been leaked and posted to a hacker forum. It did not appear that sensitive user data such as credit card numbers were among the leaked info.
Katie Canales
April 10, 2021
Business Insider
The leaked data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details. It's the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
Brian Barrett
April 10, 2021
Wired
Plus: A bad Zoom bug, a billion-dollar cocaine bust, and more of the week's top security news.
Jack Newsham
April 10, 2021
Business Insider
James Alexander listed banks and a who's-who of fintech companies on his resume. But an investigator says he also broke out of prison 12 years ago.
Reed Alexander
April 10, 2021
Business Insider
Insider is tracking the industry intel you need to know. Here's a rundown of people moves from the past week at some of Wall Street's top firms.
Zahra Tayeb
April 10, 2021
Business Insider
Here's where employees can find the most opportunities for remote work and the cities paying the highest salaries for such work
Ishan Patra
April 10, 2021
The Hindu
Here's our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size.
April 10, 2021
The Indian Express
Facebook users may not be learning about jobs for which they are qualified because the company's tools can disproportionately direct ads to a particular gender "beyond what can be legally justified," university researchers said in a study published on Friday.
April 10, 2021
The Indian Express
Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp's professional networking site said based on an investigation.
April 9, 2021
The Times of India
India Business News: Personal data of about 500 million LinkedIn users have been scraped and put online for sale, according to a report. This accounts for about two-thirds
The Associated Press
April 9, 2021
CTVNews
Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
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