Category Archives: LinkedIn

DataSift connects with LinkedIn as its latest social marketing partner

 DataSift, which taps and structures data from social networks to provide more insights into it, has added a new partner to its own network. The company has linked up with LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with 467 million users that was acquired by Microsoft recently for $26.2 million — to help develop a stronger marketing profile for LinkedIn by parsing its… Read More

European Commission clears the way for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

 Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn looks like it’s ready to go. The company’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith just announced that the deal has been cleared by the European Commission — the last regulator that needed to sign off on the deal. “As a result, we’ve now obtained all of the regulatory approvals needed to complete the acquisition,… Read More

Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening features

 Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn’s recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. The new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic to their Facebook Page beyond marketing their products in the News Feed, while also allowing them to pay the social network to get their open position in front of more candidates. Today TechCrunch spotted… Read More

LinkedIn can now help you figure out the salary you deserve

For all of LinkedIn's career-building tools, one area where the professional network has fallen short is in helping shed light on the black box that is salary information. That is now changing.

The company introduced a new tool called LinkedIn Salary that aims to help users learn more about the salaries in their industry and how making changes to their current career impacts how much they make.

Enter a job title and a city and the tool turns up results showing the median earnings for individuals with that job title in the city you selected. Besides base salary, it also takes into account other forms of compensation, like bonuses and stock options. Read more...

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Greylock closes $1 billion fund

 Greylock Partners is getting another $1 billion to invest in startups. The long-time venture capital firm is announcing its 15th fund, bringing the total to $3.5 billion currently under management. With 50 years of investing in the books, Greylock has backed industry leaders in the enterprise IT and consumer internet categories, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Facebook and Airbnb. Their… Read More