Articles about LinkedIn
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
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'.
07 Oct 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more
Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.
19 Sep 2020
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.
30 Aug 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more
This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.
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.
27 Jul 2020
Instagram caught accessing camera unnecessarily on iPhone
Despite being in beta, Apple's latest iPhone operating system, the iOS 14, is doing wonders at bringing sneaky app behaviors into the limelight.
26 Jul 2020
Jack Ma summoned by Indian court over censorship allegations
China's Alibaba and its billionaire founder Jack Ma have both been summoned by an Indian court over allegations of censoring content and spreading fake news.
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.
02 Jul 2020
Leap.Club, the professional network for women announces Bengaluru, Mumbai launch
For years, experts have raised concerns about the low representation of women at senior levels in the corporate sector.
01 Jun 2020
Zomato launches 'Talent Directory' to help outplace laid-off employees
Days after laying off hundreds of its employees, food tech giant Zomato has launched a public database/directory to help outplace those workers.
31 May 2020
Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'
In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.
18 May 2020
Amid COVID-19, Swiggy lays off 1,100 employees
The economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to hit salaried employees, in a way no one could have imagined a few months ago.
20 Mar 2020
Now, Instagram is testing Snapchat-like 'self-disappearing' messages
After Stories, Instagram is copying another highly-celebrated feature from Snapchat- ephemeral or self-disappearing text messages.
14 Mar 2020
Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why
Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has decided to step down from the board of Microsoft - the company he co-founded more than four decades ago with Paul Allen.
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!
01 Mar 2020
#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: F8 cancellation, Nest outage, Decathlon leak, Apple's store, more
This week, we have witnessed a lot of buzz in the world of tech, thanks to several launches, leaks, announcements, and scary security threats.
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.
06 Feb 2020
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.
28 Jan 2020
Avast sold user-data to Google, Microsoft for millions of dollars
Avast, one of the leading providers of anti-virus and internet security solutions, is facing flak for engaging in some shady data business.
30 Nov 2019
Online insurance provider Acko raises $16 million from Ascent Capital
Mumbai-based insurance-tech start-up Acko General Insurance, a digital first platform which primarily offers two-wheeler and four-wheeler insurance, has raised $16 million in funding from Ascent Capital.
08 Nov 2019
TikTok grows as Facebook loses market share in India
TikTok is on a mind-boggling run in India.
28 Sep 2019
Flipkart sale: Top deals on best-selling smart TVs in India
If you are planning to buy a new smart TV, now might be a good time.
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.
13 Sep 2019
Frenchman dies during sex on work trip, company held "responsible"
A French company is being held accountable for the death of an employee, who suffered a heart attack while having sex on a business trip.
29 Aug 2019
Congress looking for social media head: Here are top contenders
Congress has finally woken up from its slumber, or so it seems. The party, which was decimated in the Lok Sabha polls, has launched a hunt for its social media head.
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
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!
02 Jul 2019
These five people are among youngest engineers in the world
In India, engineering is the most preferred professional course among youngsters.
01 Jul 2019
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.
02 Jun 2019
Want visa for US? You'll have to submit social-media details
Since he took office, US President Donald Trump has been speaking about cracking down on illegal immigrants. Taking this same thought a step further, the US has changed rules for visa applicants.