Tag: LinkedIn

LinkedIn Adds Voice Messaging Feature Because Why Not

LinkedIn has officially enabled voice messaging on its app. Co-workers can now send each other minute-long voice clips — but the question is, would they even want to?

Apps/Software July 28, 2018

LinkedIn Bug Could Have Compromised Users' Personal Data, Including Emails And Phone Numbers

A bug in LinkedIn's AutoFill plugin could have allowed attackers to steal user data, including email addresses and phone numbers. LinkedIn says it has now patched the flaw and it didn't find evidence of abuse.

Security April 21, 2018

Facebook Expands Job Search Feature To 40 More Countries Outside of U.S. And Canada

Facebook's job search function has been a success that the company will be rolling it out further internationally. The feature was only previously available to users in the U.S. and Canada.

Internet February 28, 2018

Microsoft And LinkedIn Just Made Resume Writing A Lot Less Tedious With ‘Resume Assistant’ For Word

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn has finally yielded some consumer-end benefits. Both companies just introduced a new Microsoft Word feature called Remote Assistant, which works exactly how it sounds.

Apps/Software November 9, 2017

These Are The Top 10 Companies People Want To Work For, According To LinkedIn

LinkedIn helps thousands of professionals in their job search every day. According to the website, these are the places most people want to work for.

Business Tech May 21, 2017

Move Over, LinkedIn: Google Working On Its Own Job Site Called Google Hire

Google has been cooking up a LinkedIn competitor of sorts, as a new Google Hire job application management platform just went live. It's still in the early stages for now and Google has yet to make an official announcement, but it looks promising.

Google April 15, 2017

Stop Reusing Or Rotating Passwords, They Are Easy To Crack

Data scientists found that reusing passwords leaves the user vulnerable to hacking. They also revealed that even the most complex passwords of 10 characters can be compromised in a month using hacking programs.

Security March 14, 2017

Samsung Job Listing Confirms New Bixby AI Virtual Assistant To Be Major Feature Of Galaxy S8

A recent job listing from Samsung confirms a major feature coming to the Galaxy S8. The company confirmed it will launch an enhanced AI assistant on the Galaxy S8.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 28, 2017

LinkedIn's SVP Of Infrastructure Kevin Scott Is Now Microsoft's New CTO

Kevin Scott, LinkedIn’s highest-ranking engineering executive was recently been named as Microsoft’s new Chief Technology Officer. Other corporate shake-ups have also been set in place in light of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn.

Microsoft January 25, 2017

LinkedIn Redesigns Desktop Website: Chatbots, Search And Messaging Improvements, And More Added

LinkedIn launched its new website with the goal of simplifying user experience and encouraging users to share ideas and engage in conversations. The company stated that everything has been built from the ground up.

Internet January 20, 2017

Russia Demands Apple And Google To Remove Blocked LinkedIn From Local App Stores

Russia demanded Apple and Google to take down the app of Microsoft-owned LinkedIn from the country's app stores. LinkedIn's website was blocked by Russia in November of last year, as the service was said to have violated data localization laws.

Apps/Software January 7, 2017

Microsoft's LinkedIn Hit By Data Breach: 55,000 Passwords Reset For Subsidiary, a subsidiary of LinkedIn, has announced a security breach that affected 9.5 million users, causing the company to reset the password for 55,000 accounts. The company is now notifying its users about the security breach through email.

Security December 20, 2016

Microsoft's $26.2 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition Now Officially Closed

Microsoft’s $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition, the third biggest tech acquisition in history, is now a done deal. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, said that the company plans to fuse Microsoft’s products and LinkedIn’s network together.

Business Tech December 9, 2016

Is This Malware Spreading Through Images On Facebook And LinkedIn? Here's How To Protect Yourself

Security firm Check Point reported that the Locky ransomware is being propagated through a new method named ImageGate. Attackers are forcing users to download infected image files on Facebook and LinkedIn to spread the malware.

Security November 28, 2016

EU Could Approve Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn For $26 Billion

To get the European Union to approve the LinkedIn acquisition, Microsoft has presented the EU commission its LinkedIn concessions including allowing third-party developers access to the app. The decision for this $26 billion deal will be announced by Dec. 6.

Microsoft November 27, 2016

Russia Blocks LinkedIn Following Court Ruling On Violation Of Data Laws

IT watchdogs in Russia have banned business-centric networking site LinkedIn in the country, rejecting the defendant's appeal to continue operations. LinkedIn has been blocked because it supposedly violates Russia's data laws.

Internet November 17, 2016

Facebook Launches Job Opening Features, Targets LinkedIn: Find Your Next Career On The Social Media Website

Facebook seems bent on poaching LinkedIn users with an upcoming feature that will let organizations recruit employees within the social network. Such service is expected to work with the company's ad platform to reach an even wider swath of users.

Internet November 8, 2016

LinkedIn Launches Open Candidates: Look For Jobs Discreetly, Without Tipping Off Your Boss

Looking for a new job, but don't want your current boss to find out? LinkedIn wants to help through Open Candidates, a new service to help users seek new employment opportunities without tipping off their current employer.

Business Tech October 6, 2016

Salesforce Opposes Deal Between Microsoft And LinkedIn, Works With Regulators To Block It

Salesforce is opposing the LinkedIn-Microsoft deal as European Union regulators are currently scrutinizing it. The company, along with other third-party companies and competitors, were invited to comment on the takeover.

Business Tech September 30, 2016

LinkedIn Getting Smarter: Messaging Bots, Cleaner Desktop Interface And New LinkedIn Learning

Microsoft moves to acquire LinkedIn seems to be bearing fruit already. Today, the professional social network laid out a new look along with bots and other cool features, including LinkedIn Learning.

Internet September 23, 2016

Dating App Bumble Wants Users To Swipe Right To Network For Their Dream Job

The dating app Bumble is launching a new feature called BumbleBIZZ, which includes a separate professional profile for users where they can swipe right to connect and network for their dream job.

Apps/Software July 8, 2016

Microsoft Has Bought LinkedIn For $26 Billion: Striking Gold Or Courting Disaster?

Microsoft announced the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26 billion on Monday, June 13, but did it just strike gold or will it be a disaster? Here are the pros and cons of the deal.

Business Tech June 14, 2016

Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn In $26.2 Billion Deal: Here's What You Need To Know

In a surprise move this morning, Microsoft made its highest-valued deal in years when it acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

Business Tech June 13, 2016

Hacking Of Mark Zuckerberg's Social Media Accounts Teaches Us A Big Lesson: Always Choose A Good Password

Even Mark Zuckerberg's social media accounts can be hacked, so here's how to choose a good password.

Security June 7, 2016

LinkedIn Urges Users To Change Passwords: Hacker Puts 117 Million Accounts Up For Sale

LinkedIn confirmed that more than 100 million accounts are being traded on the dark web. It is taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the affected accounts.

Internet May 19, 2016

LinkedIn Set To Compete With Facebook Instant Articles: What We Know So Far

LinkedIn is impressed with what Facebook is doing with Instant Articles. The business networking site has been talking with publishers about creating something a lot like it, according to reports.

Internet May 7, 2016

LinkedIn Shares Soar As Demand Grows For Hiring Services

LinkedIn first-quarter profit and revenue figures surpass analyst estimates. The social network is also expanding its footprint outside of the U.S. to support its growing user base in the Asia Pacific.

Business Tech April 29, 2016

LinkedIn Wants To Help College Students Explore Possible Career Opportunities

LinkedIn has developed an app to guide students as they graduate from college. Named LinkedIn Students, the app will allow students to build out their network and help decide the direction for their careers.

Internet April 19, 2016

Why Is Gwen Stefani Using LinkedIn To Promote Her New Album?

A verified LinkedIn profile for singer and entrepreneur Gwen Stefani went up on Friday, March 18, coinciding with the release of her third studio album 'This is What Truth Feels Like ...' However, the out-there promotional tactic doesn't seem to jive with the singer responsible for hits like 'Don't Speak' and 'Hollaback Girl.'

Movies/TV Shows March 21, 2016

One For The Team: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Donates $14 Million Stock Bonus To Employees

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner passed on his annual stock bonus worth $14 million to the company's employees. The move meant to boost the morale of LinkedIn's employees, as the company posted disappointing results for the first quarter of its financial year.

Business March 3, 2016

Mario Gets A LinkedIn Account, Looking For Employment

Did you know that Mario earned an Associate's Degree from Brooklyn College? This LinkedIn profile is brilliant.

Internet Culture December 15, 2015

LinkedIn Revamped Mobile App For Android And iOS Now Available And It Looks Like Facebook

LinkedIn redesigned its mobile app, which is now available to Android and iOS users worldwide. Featuring five main tabs, the new version of the app gives a look that’s reminiscent of Facebook and other popular social media apps.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

LinkedIn For Android Finally Gets A Material Design Makeover

LinkedIn for Android has seen its first major update in months. This happened after the social network for business made a huge push to make sure their app ups its fresh look through a Material Desigh makeover.

Apps/Software November 13, 2015

Apple Car Could Bring Digital License Plates To The Road

A LinkedIn page of Apple's newly hired engineer has cropped up over the Internet, hinting that Apple is planning to work on digital license plates. It has been purported that Apple is planning to complete its Apple Car by 2019.

FUTURE TECH November 8, 2015

Everybody Wants To Work In Tech: Google And Apple Top LinkedIn's Most InDemand Employers List

LinkedIn's 2015 Top 100 Most InDemand Employers list has Google and Apple at the top, with the top four and half of the top ten companies belonging to the tech industry. 29 percent of the top 100 companies come from the tech sector.

Business October 19, 2015

LinkedIn Settles Spam Email Class-Action Lawsuit, Agrees To Pay $13 Million To Affected Users

LinkedIn sent an email to its members to let them know it was sued over sending unwanted emails. It agreed that it will pay $13 million into a settlement fund.

Legal October 5, 2015

Microsoft Integrates LinkedIn With Cortana To Help You Do Your Research Before A Meeting

Microsoft's Cortana will now function with LinkedIn, giving users extensive productivity options. The company says it will continue making similar integrations to improve users' professional and personal experience.

Apps/Software October 3, 2015

The Peeple App Is Yelp For People: Why This Is NOT A Good Idea

The Peeple app is a synthesis of Facebook, LinkedIn and Tinder, letting you review friends, coworkers and romantic partners. The app, which will launch in November, does not have an opt-out feature.

Apps/Software October 2, 2015

LinkedIn Teams Up With Chinese Uber Rival Didi Kuaidi: What Will They Get Out Of It?

LinkedIn formed a strategic partnership with Didi Kuaidi, the rival company of Uber in China. The deal is expected to bring in new business opportunities that revolve around technology, product integration, brand development and professional recruitment.

Deals September 25, 2015

You Can Now Be Chatty On LinkedIn With New Messaging Features

LinkedIn inbox gets contemporary upgrade, creates user-friendly interface for messaging system.

Apps/Software September 2, 2015

LinkedIn Reinstates Export Contacts Feature To Appease Enraged Users

LinkedIn has brought back the tool that allows its users to export their contacts as a downloadable file, after users complained about the feature's removal.

Internet July 26, 2015

Introducing SportJobz, A LinkedIn-Like Social Network For Athletes

SportJobz counts 3,000 basketball players with profiles and video highlights on its social network website, looking for a potential team as a suitor.

July 24, 2015

LinkedIn’s New Elevate Tool Encourages You To Tweet About Your Company

LinkedIn has launched a new tool for businesses that encourages employees to promote their companies on social media. Elevate allows users to share content curated by their employers on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Apps/Software April 13, 2015

Why LinkedIn Paid $1.5B For Online Learning Firm

LinkedIn has acquired online learning firm for a whopping $1.5 billion. Here’s why online teaching is the next logical step for the professional social media platform.

Deals April 9, 2015

President Obama Announces $100 Million TechHire Program To Curb Unemployment In America

In an attempt to curb the unemployment rate in America, President Obama unveiled his $100 million TechHire initiative.

Society March 10, 2015

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