Category Archives: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn will now let you discreetly signal when you’re looking for a job

 One of the hallmarks of any social network is how it pushes people to share their experiences with others, but increasingly we’ve seen a lot of moves by social platforms to give people the option to remain very private, if they choose. One of the latest moves on this front comes from LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with some 450 million members and currently getting… Read More

LinkedIn doubles down on education with LinkedIn Learning, updates desktop site

 LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that now has some 450 million members and is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion, today took the wraps off its newest efforts to expand its site beyond job hunting and recruitment, its two business mainstays. The company has launched a new site called LinkedIn Learning, an ambitious e-learning portal tailored… Read More

LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Lite, opens Placements service for students in India

Tech companies are increasingly realizing that if they want to make their services more accessible to Indians, they need to adapt to India's slow internet speeds. After Facebook, Google and Twitter, LinkedIn is the latest to launch a "Lite" version of its service, specifically for India.

The light version of LinkedIn's mobile website, called  LinkedIn Lite, is aimed at users with slow internet connections or those on metered internet connections with low download limits. 

The Microsoft-owned company says its home page on the light website only consumes 150KB, and other pages weigh about 70KB. India is LinkedIn's second largest market with over 37 million users and the company hopes that LinkedIn Lite would help it grow its user base as well as user engagement in the country. Read more...

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LinkedIn courts users in emerging markets with LinkedIn Lite, online job placement tests

 As LinkedIn continues to wait for the close of its $26.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft, it continues to build out its business, with the latest developments on the international front. Last week, LinkedIn announced that it had hit 100 million users in Asia Pacific, and today at an event in Delhi, India, it unveiled three new products it’s rolling out in India, where it has 37… Read More