LinkedIn: News

LinkedIn is a professional networking platform that’s a subsidiary of Microsoft. It claims to be the largest platform of its kind with over 774 million members from over 200 countries around the world as of 2021. The company’s roots hark back to 2002 when co-founder Reid Hoffman conceptualized the platform in his living room. Hoffman is a distinguished alumnus of Stanford University, Oxford University, and Babson College. LinkedIn was officially launched on May 5, 2003. In 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion while the platform got to retain its ethos and its then-CEO Jeff Weiner. LinkedIn allows job seekers to create profiles and boost their visibility to potential recruiters. Similarly, recruiters and organizations can also list their vacancies, track applications, and view candidate profiles. Individuals can also “connect” with each other and build professional networks. LinkedIn users can also keep tabs on organizations they’re interested in by “following” the corresponding company profile on LinkedIn. In 2012, the company also acquired SlideShare for $119 million. Slideshare is a social distribution platform for presentations. 2003

17 Nov 2023


You can now use X to find jobs: Here's how

X, previously known as Twitter, has made its job search feature available to all web users after launching a beta version in August.

LinkedIn celebrates 1bn members, announces AI tools for job seekers

LinkedIn, the professional networking platform owned by Microsoft, announced on November 1 that it has surpassed one billion members.

17 Oct 2023


LinkedIn axes over 660 employees in second cut this year

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced a second wave of job cuts this year, impacting as many as 668 employees across its engineering, product, talent, and finance teams.

India is among the world's top 5 in AI talent

India ranks among the top five nations with the fastest-growing artificial intelligence (AI) talent, says a new LinkedIn report.

05 Jul 2023

Social Media

Canva shakes up the workspace: Introduces laptop accessories vending machine

Technology is moving faster than we think and is accessible to people in various ways.

17 Jun 2023


Why LinkedIn blocked this 14-year-old SpaceX engineer's profile

A 14-year-old Bangladeshi-American boy recently took to LinkedIn to announce that Elon Musk's SpaceX hired him as a software engineer.

09 May 2023


LinkedIn fires over 700 employees, shuts down China-focused app

LinkedIn, which helps others find jobs, has decided to axe as many as 716 of its employees amid a weakening global economic outlook.

AI recreates images of Ramayana characters, netizens in awe

Another day to wake up to the wonders of artificial intelligence and machine learning!

23 Mar 2023


This Indian researcher earned Rs. 4.6L for detecting Uber's bug

Founder of a cyber security firm and an ethical hacker by profession, Anand Prakash was paid about Rs. 4.6 lakh reward by global ride-hailing giant Uber for giving information about a bug in the app in 2019.

20 Mar 2023


Screenshot of man's unfortunate work history goes viral

People usually switch jobs to get a better position or better pay scale.

25 Jan 2023


Microsoft services face outage: Teams, Outlook, Azure down globally

Multiple Microsoft services, like Outlook and Teams, are down for users around the world, including India. The company said that it is investigating the issue.

22 Sep 2022


LinkedIn outage affects nearly 15,000 users; website back up soon

Microsoft's popular professional networking site LinkedIn underwent a brief outage on Wednesday (September 21) which affected thousands of users.

28 Jul 2022


McDonald's UAE sends free food to customer in hospital

Sometimes, a few heart-touching stories go viral online breaking the continuous stream of informative or entertaining content, to motivate and evoke empathy in us.

13 Jul 2022


Bengaluru: Man spotted working on laptop while riding a bike

Known as the start-up capital of India, there is no dearth of jobs in Bengaluru. However, the increase in work pressure and deadlines has taken a toll on people's mental health.

23 Jun 2022


Saurabh Verma lauded for refusing misogynistic Layer'r SHOT ad, reacts

Netizens lauded actor Saurabh Verma after he turned down a controversial body spray advertisement.

08 Apr 2022

Social Media

BharatPe CEO Suhail Sameer apologizes for remarks on salary row

Fintech start-up BharatPe's CEO Suhail Sameer on Thursday apologized for his comments on social media, claiming the company's former chief Ashneer Grover had stolen all the money and they have very little left to pay salaries.

02 Sep 2021


LinkedIn discontinues Stories feature in favor of 'short-form video format'

Microsoft-owned networking platform LinkedIn recently announced that it is shutting down its Stories feature that allowed users to post content that disappears after 24 hours, just like Instagram and Snapchat stories.

09 Apr 2021


Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

Private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked. Leaked credentials include LinkedIn ID, email addresses, phone numbers, full names, and gender details.

31 Mar 2021


Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

Spotify and LinkedIn are preparing to jump into the trendy "live audio" space after the invite-only Clubhouse app grabbed the attention of millions of iPhone users.

23 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

23 Feb 2021


Microsoft takes on Fiverr, Upwork with LinkedIn Marketplaces

Professional social networking platform LinkedIn will soon give the likes of Fiverr and Upwork a run for their money. The Microsoft-owned company will enter the gig economy with a new service called Marketplaces.

23 Jan 2021


Volkswagen teases Project Trinity as its next flagship electric car

German automaker Volkswagen is working on a new flagship electric vehicle, called Project Trinity, the company's CEO, Ralf Brandstätter has confirmed via a LinkedIn post.

08 Oct 2020


Slack is testing 'Video Stories' and many more features

After almost every mainstream social media service on the block, even work-focused companies are jumping on the bandwagon of 'Stories'.

19 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Arrested journalist shared India's border strategy with China, say police

The Delhi Police on Saturday said that freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma was sharing sensitive information about India's border strategy with Chinese intelligence.

28 Aug 2020


How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

Phishing is a common hacking technique, but in some cases, it can be deployed to do more damage than you can possibly imagine.

21 Jul 2020


LinkedIn lays off 960 employees, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Microsoft-owned professional network LinkedIn has announced that it will be laying off about 960 employees, or 6% of its workforce, around the world.

05 Jul 2020


After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

A few days back, we reported the case of Chinese video app TikTok snooping on the clipboard of iPhones.

04 Jul 2020


COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum, a place to find work opportunities

COVID-19 has put a dent in the Indian economy, with several industries suffering and tens of thousands of people going out of work.

05 Mar 2020


Twitter wants to become an Instagram-clone, disgruntled users say #RIPTwitter

Stories are everywhere, and you won't be able to dodge them anytime soon!

28 Feb 2020


It's a weird world when LinkedIn works on Snapchat-like stories

In a major surprise, LinkedIn has announced the plan to bring self-disappearing Snapchat-like stories to its website/app.

Meet Ryan Roslansky: The new CEO of LinkedIn

After International Business Machines (IBM), LinkedIn, the social network for working professionals with over 600 million users, is witnessing a major management change.

01 Feb 2020


Avast shutting down company that sold user data without permission

A few days back, anti-virus giant Avast was caught selling PC activity of its users through its subsidiary, a company named Jumpshot.

26 Sep 2019


Had to beg and plead to open in ODIs: Tendulkar

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said he had to "beg and plead" to open the innings for India in an One-Day International against New Zealand in 1994.

28 Aug 2019


Google shutting down its LinkedIn competitor Hire, without telling why

After killing off Google+, Allo, and Inbox over the last few months, Google is sunsetting another one of its consumer-focused products - Hire.

29 Jul 2019


LinkedIn bug allowed fake job opening for Google's CEO position

Just recently, a job opening appeared on LinkedIn, one aimed at hiring a replacement for Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

13 Jul 2019

San Francisco

Musk's start-up to showcase tech to 'link' humans with computers

Back in 2017, Elon Musk co-founded a neuroscience company called Neuralink to link man and machine. Yes, for real!

01 Jul 2019

San Francisco

Who would pay $30/month for super-fast emails? Apparently, Valley's VIPs

Over the last 15 years, Gmail has evolved into an excellent email solution - free and easy to use.

05 Apr 2019


#UPSCresults: Meet Kanishak Kataria, topper of UPSC Civil Services Examination-2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the much-awaited final results of the Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2018 on Friday.

16 Jan 2019


Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for award, but questions remain

After a couple of days of political sparring over Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award, marketing guru Philip Kotler himself took to Twitter to clarify that he had selected PM Modi for the award.

25 Nov 2018


#DataPrivacy: LinkedIn was using 18 million email IDs without authorization

Joining the ranks of Facebook and Google, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has now been caught indulging in inappropriate data practices.

17 Nov 2018


Want to get hired at Google? Here are some tips

Google is one of the world's best and highest paying companies and many people aspire to land a high-paying job at the tech giant.

13 Nov 2018


Indian ex-Tesla employee charged for embezzling $9.3mn, identity theft

A 32-year-old Indian man, a former employee of American electric car manufacturer Tesla, has been charged for allegedly stealing $9.3mn from the company by falsifying financial documents.

23 Sep 2018


WhatsApp appoints Grievance Officer for India to curb fake news

After sustained pressure from the Indian government over the proliferation of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp, the messaging service has appointed a 'Grievance Officer for India'.

10 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: Top 5 websites to help you become a blogger

If you've always been fascinated by a career in blogging, stop thinking and make it happen.

17 Jul 2018


Here are the 5 apps that every entrepreneur should use

Are you a self-starter, energetic, creative and determined individual? Simply, in one word are you an entrepreneur?

12 Jun 2018


Here are the 5 apps that every entrepreneur should use

Are you a self-starter, energetic, creative and determined individual? Simply, in one word are you an entrepreneur?

04 Jun 2018


Microsoft acquires GitHub: Is this the end of open-source software?

Microsoft has acquired world's largest open-source code repository website, GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal.

29 May 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Bengaluru: IIT-Delhi grad held for stealing high-end cameras worth lakhs

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Bengaluru for conning several people by taking their high-end cameras and zoom-lenses on 'rent' and selling those online.

15 May 2018


Kashmiri Pandit loses job, slapped by FIR for inflammatory comments

Two tweets posted by a Kashmiri man talking against a certain community proved costly for him.

16 Apr 2018

Facebook Messenger

Now send GIFs while messaging on LinkedIn

LinkedIn users will now be able to send GIFs while messaging on the platform.

28 Mar 2018

Hong Kong

Happiness is the key to success for most Indians: Survey

According to a survey conducted by professional networking site LinkedIn, about 72% Indians chose the option of "being happy" as their ultimate definition of success.

21 Mar 2018


Indians would rather work at Paytm than Google: LinkedIn report

According to a new report by professional social network LinkedIn, Indians prefer to work at home-grown mobile internet companies like Paytm instead of global tech giants like Google.

01 Mar 2018


Facebook does a LinkedIn: Rolls out job application feature

Facebook is rolling out its job application feature, which was previously only available in the US and Canada, to over 40 countries.

18 Feb 2018


Prostitutes and escorts offer services on LinkedIn despite ban

Five years ago, LinkedIn noticed thousands of profiles on the platform offering sexual services including escorts, "happy-ending massages" and more.

17 Feb 2018


Now your DNA will help you find an ideal date

Singles looking for more compatible first dates can now use an app that wants them to swab their way to love.

14 Nov 2017


LinkedIn launches AI-powered 'Resume Assistant' to help users create CVs

LinkedIn recently launched a new AI-powered tool called Resume Assistant to help you import the platform's professional information into Microsoft Word and write CVs easily.

10 Nov 2017


Chipmaker Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm for $103bn

In a move that could reshape the global mobile chip industry, US-based chipmaker Broadcom has proposed to buy another chip giant Qualcomm for $103bn.

05 Aug 2017

San Francisco

LinkedIn introduces Tinder like service to unite mentors and mentees

Social network for the working sector, LinkedIn, which boasts more than 500 million users, has now rolled out a new service that identifies potential mentors and people seeking mentorship and then matches them together. It's almost like professional Tinder.

28 Jul 2017

Emmanuel Macron

Did Russia interfere in French elections? Facebook, US say yes!

They've done it again. We are talking about Russia, elections and spying.

21 Jul 2017


LinkedIn launches 'Made in India' Lite app for Android users

LinkedIn has announced the launch of the LinkedIn Lite app, a data-light version of its Android app which takes up less than 1 MB of storage.

21 Jun 2017


Google has launched AI-powered jobs search engine

Google just launched its AI-powered jobs search engine for desktops and mobiles, making searching for jobs extremely simple.

21 May 2017


IT "bridge is falling down," taking thousands along with it

There is panic on the streets, as hordes of engineers are being handed pink slips by IT majors, citing that they were under-performers and didn't meet the standards set in appraisal review.

15 Apr 2017


Tech, consultancies again emerge as America's top paying companies

Tech companies and consultancies have once again emerged as employers offering highest median salaries in the US.

08 Mar 2017

Mark Zuckerberg

Middle-aged employees in IT could soon be left jobless

Capgemini India recently said most employees in middle and senior levels in the Information Technology sector don't have the required skill-set that this constantly-changing industry demands, which could eventually lead to massive job losses for the middle-aged.

10 Nov 2016


Facebook looks to rival LinkedIn's job feature

Facebook is reportedly testing a jobs feature and is looking to promote job listing through the social networking site.

08 Oct 2016


LinkedIn unveils new feature for job seekers

American business networking platform, LinkedIn, announced a new feature for job seekers who are looking for jobs without having to notify their bosses.

01 Oct 2016

Apple App Store

Meerkat removed from iOS App store

Ben Rubin, the CEO of Meerkat developer Life On Air Inc., announced that live-streaming app Meerkat had been removed from the iOS app store, calling it a "bittersweet" moment.

13 Sep 2016


LinkedIn eyes India expansion, introduces three new products

The social networking site LinkedIn announced that it would be launching three new services in India to help expand its access to the market.