Recruitment Trainwreck BranchOut In Talks To Be Acquired, May Sell Mobile Team To Hearst

BranchOut's story is a brutal lesson about building on someone else's platform. After raising $49 million and growing to 33 million users, Facebook changed its viral channels leading BranchOut to star

BranchOut Launches To Expand From Networking Into A WhatsApp For The Workplace

BranchOut's professional network cratered when Facebook muted its virality. Today the $49 million-funded startup is hedging its bets with the launch of, a mobile-first web, iOS, and Android me

Failed Professional Network BranchOut Pivots To Workplace Chat

BranchOut, a startup that launched in July 2010 as a Facebook application for professional networking, has pivoted to be a messaging platform for teams of coworkers. Users are authenticated by thei

BranchOut Nabs Former Yahoo SVP For COO Role

<a target="_blank" href="">BranchOut,</a> the company that develops a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, has made a key hire today, poaching a Yahoo exec fo

Turning A Utility Into A Community: BranchOut’s Metamorphosis

Love it or hate it, your job is a big part of your life. But you probably don't go to LinkedIn everyday. Maybe you only visit a few times a year. <a target="_blank" href="">Bra

CEO Of BranchOut and Chairman Of Top Ad Agency AKQA Will Drop Knowledge On You At Friday’s Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp

Facebook moves pretty fast. If you don't attend the <a href="">Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp</a>, you could misunderstand

Gamifying The Job Search: Identified Hits 10M Users, Nabs $21M In Series B Funding

<em>"People crave feedback on their professional lives,"</em> say Brendan Wallace and Adeyemi Ajao, co-founders and co-CEOs of <a target="_blank" href="">Identified</a>, a yo

BranchOut Hits 25 Million Users, Nabs $25M In Series C Funding

<a href="">BranchOut</a> is officially going for the big time. The company, which makes a professional social network that runs on top of Facebook, is announcing today it has c

How BranchOut Hit The Tipping Point and Grew From 1M to 5.5M Actives In 2 Months

At the start of 2012 <a href="">BranchOut </a>had just 1 million monthly active users. Then the professional networking app hired a dedicated growth team, launched a mobile web ap

BranchOut Launches Tool For Recruiters To Source Job Candidates On Facebook

<a href="">BranchOut,</a> a professional social network for Facebook, is announcing the launch of <a href="">RecruiterConnec

BranchOut Brings Facebook-Focused Professional Networking To Job Search Platform CareerBuilder

<a href="">BranchOut,</a> a professional social network for Facebook, is announcing a <a href="

A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

<em><strong>Editor’s note</strong>: Guest contributor <a href="" target="_blank">Jon Bischke</a> is a founder of <a href="" target="_blank">RG Labs

LinkedIn Cuts Off API Access To BranchOut, Monster's BeKnown And Others For TOS Violations

<img src="" class="shot2"><strong>Exclusive:</strong> Professional social network LinkedIn has shut down API access to a nu

Exclusive: BranchOut Raises $18M For Facebook-Focused Professional Network

<img src="" class="shot2"><em>Exclusive</em>: <a href="">BranchOut,</a> a professional social network for Fac

BranchOut Grew 25x In January, Going From 10K To 250K Monthly Users (TCTV)

<img src="" />If you're like me you've been seeing Newsfeed Facebook notifications from something called <a href

Facebook Job-Hunting App BranchOut Raises $6 Million From Accel And Super Angels

<img src="">When you want to hang out with your friends online, you go to Facebook. When you want to look for a job, you go to Li

BranchOut Unlocks The LinkedIn In Facebook

<img src='' class="border" alt='' /> Everyone you know is on Facebook, and most people have added their resume information. But you can't