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  • 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

    6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

    If you’re a LinkedIn user, do yourself a favor and change your password right now — according to a new report from Dagens IT, nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were dumped onto a Russian hacker forum. The news comes right on the heels of yet another user security kerfuffle, as the most recent LinkedIn for iOS update was found to transmit users’ meeting notes back… Read More

  • PowerInbox Now Makes LinkedIn Emails Interactive, Adds Email Widgets & More

    PowerInbox Now Makes LinkedIn Emails Interactive, Adds Email Widgets & More

    PowerInbox, the email platform that’s been on a tear lately in terms of its releases, is rolling out yet another update today bringing a number of new features, including the addition of the most requested in-email app, LinkedIn. The platform already supports email “apps” like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Groupon, essentially making emails from those companies… Read More

  • Hachi Combines LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Google Into One, Lets You Search All Your Connections At Once

    Hachi Combines LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Google Into One, Lets You Search All Your Connections At Once

    OK, this is cool. A new networking utility called Hachi is taking some of the best functionality offered by LinkedIn (searching by name, company, title, etc. and seeing how you’re connected to other users), and is merging that with your social graphs from other services like Facebook, and soon Google contacts, Twitter and even your Outlook address book. That way, you can see who you… Read More

  • LinkedIn's New iPad App

    Finally, Professional Social Network LinkedIn Gives Users An iPad App

    Although the iPad has been available for more than two years, LinkedIn has yet to offer its users a native app despite the fact that mobile engagement has been growing at a fast pace for the network. But last August, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said that the company is doubling down on its mobile strategy. And the network then debuted new versions of its iPhone and Android apps as well as an… Read More

  • LinkedIn Adds An Embeddable Follow Button For Company Sites

    LinkedIn Adds An Embeddable Follow Button For Company Sites

    As you may remember, professional social network LinkedIn added a follow button for companies, which allowed users to follow a company on the network, and receive real-time alerts from its profile in their news and activity stream. LinkedIn is taking this a step further today with the launch of an embeddable button that companies can add to their websites. Now, LinkedIn users will see… Read More

  • Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook

    Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook

    Bullhorn, which develops a recruitment software and applicant tracking system, is releasing a new Social Recruiting Activity Report, which examines the usage of social media in executive and job recruiting. Bullhorn found that LinkedIn leads among the frequency of usage by recruiters and their effectiveness for sourcing candidates, followed by Twitter, with Facebook coming in third. Read More

  • LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

    LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

    Professional social network LinkedIn just reported stronger than expected fourth quarter 2011 earnings today. Earnings came in at $0.12 per share. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $167.7 million, an increase of 105% compared to $81.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter was $6.9 million, compared to net income of $5.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Read More

  • Dot429: A Fast-Growing, Multi-Platform LinkedIn For The Gay Community

    Dot429: A Fast-Growing, Multi-Platform LinkedIn For The Gay Community

    When it comes to networking, there is no shortage of ways to connect with other professionals to talk shop. LinkedIn has become the most popular professional networking platform, with over 100 million users using the site to post their work experience, look for jobs, and connect with prospective employers. Facebook, too, has its own professional social network in BranchOut, or you can try… Read More

  • LinkedIn Shutters Twitter Widget ‘Tweets’ Because Of ‘Extremely Low Usage’

    LinkedIn Shutters Twitter Widget ‘Tweets’ Because Of ‘Extremely Low Usage’

    LinkedIn is planning to shut down its Tweets application as of January 31, 2012. As you may remember, the Tweets application allowed users find and keep track of their LinkedIn connections on Twitter, view Twitter feeds of connections, recommend Twitter users to follow, and more. In an announcement, LinkedIn says that the application will be removed from all profiles and the homepage. From… Read More

  • Choosing Your Airline Seat Based On Your Social Network

    Choosing Your Airline Seat Based On Your Social Network

    You have a long flight coming up. You don’t want to get stuck sitting next to (fill in the blank here). What if you could use your social networks to select your seatmate, based on your friends or common interests? Would that make for a better flying experience? Such a service is going to be launched next year. The developer is not some bootstrapped startup. KLM Royal Dutch… Read More

  • LinkedIn Matches Business Cards With Profile Data In New Version Of iOS App CardMunch

    LinkedIn Matches Business Cards With Profile Data In New Version Of iOS App CardMunch

    Earlier this year, LinkedIn acquired CardMunch, an iPhone app that lets you take a snapshot of a business card and have it added to your iPhone contacts. Today, LinkedIn is relaunching the CardMunch iPhone app with a brand new mobile experience for the professionals on the social network. For background, CardMunch uses Mechanical Turk to convert business cards into phone contacts. In fact… Read More

  • Identified, The Search Engine For Professionals, Opens Public Access To Its 50 Million Rankings

    Identified, The Search Engine For Professionals, Opens Public Access To Its 50 Million Rankings

    In September, two Stanford Business School, grads Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, launched the beta build of Identified, a professional job search engine built on Facebook data that looks to take on LinkedIn and BranchOut (among others) in an effort to give job seekers and companies a better way to connect and find talent. The main feature of Identified is its so-called… Read More

  • LinkedIn Debuts Classmates To Help You Stay Connected With Your Fellow Alumni

    LinkedIn Debuts Classmates To Help You Stay Connected With Your Fellow Alumni

    You could previously connect with contacts from college and grad school on LinkedIn by searching by name or by the educational institution, but LinkedIn is now making this process a much easier, feature rich experience. LinkedIn is debuting a new tool today, called Classmates, which gives the professional social network’s users new insights and networking features to connect with… Read More

  • U.K. PM David Cameron Joins Foursquare and LinkedIn

    U.K. PM David Cameron Joins Foursquare and LinkedIn

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron recently joined social networking sites LinkedIn and Foursquare in an effort to expand his digital presence and better connect with both citizens and businesses alike. On LinkedIn, Cameron will network with “people and businesses the PM meets regarding U.K. business, enterprise and manufacturing,” according to the official blog post from the… Read More

  • LinkedIn Buys Real-Time, Hosted Search Startup IndexTank

    LinkedIn Buys Real-Time, Hosted Search Startup IndexTank

    Professional social network LinkedIn is on a bit of an acquisition spree. In its second purchase in two weeks, LinkedIn has acquired hosted search startup IndexTank. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search… Read More

  • Watch Barack Obama Live At LinkedIn Townhall

    Coming off a weekend of Silicon Valley fundraising, President Barack Obama is visiting LinkedIn this morning, in order to talk about jobs, economy, entrepreneurship and the state of employment in the United States in general. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner introduced the president, who began his talk bringing up the recently announced American Jobs Act, which proposes various reforms for small… Read More

  • LinkedIn Has Seen 7.4M Job Changes Since 2009, 4.7M Members Are Employed By Small Businesses

    LinkedIn Has Seen 7.4M Job Changes Since 2009, 4.7M Members Are Employed By Small Businesses

    U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a stop with professional social network LinkedIn, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View today to chat about job creation and the economy from LinkedIn members. The meeting will feature questions from a live audience, as well as questions from thousands contributed by LinkedIn members over the past week. For the past year or so… Read More

  • Workfeeds Looks Like “LinkedIn If It Launched Now”, Enables Thousands Of Vertical Professional Networks

    Workfeeds Looks Like “LinkedIn If It Launched Now”, Enables Thousands Of Vertical Professional Networks

    Is LinkedIn ripe for disruption? There have been various attempts in the past, and now New York-based Workfeeds, launched today, is throwing its hat into the ring – and they have a good chance of making LinkedIn at least nervous. (Unlike Branchout or Identified, Workfeeds doesn’t piggyback on Facebook profiles or log-ins, but is a full-fledged, standalone… Read More

  • Dwolla Adds Support For LinkedIn, Allowing You To Send Money To Your Professional Contacts

    Dwolla Adds Support For LinkedIn, Allowing You To Send Money To Your Professional Contacts

    Web and mobile payments platform Dwolla announced today that it now includes integration with LinkedIn’s API, allowing users to send and receive payments to their connections on LinkedIn’s social network. Previously, Dwolla had integrated with Facebook and Twitter to offer similar functionality. And just last week, Dwolla added Foursquare support, too, allowing Dwolla users… Read More

  • LinkedIn Takes A Deep Data Dive On Startup Founder Profiles

    LinkedIn Takes A Deep Data Dive On Startup Founder Profiles

    LinkedIn has taken a number of deep data dives on the profile information of its 120 million members to highlight trends. The company has compared men and women networkers, professional names and more. Today, the company has focused on examining the profiles of entrepreneurs, and sifted through its millions of public profiles, to analyze tens of thousands startup founder profiles on the… Read More