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Microsoft paid in excess of $5 billion for LinkedIn due to bidding war with Google, Salesforce
Jul02

Microsoft paid in excess of $5 billion for LinkedIn due to bidding war with Google, Salesforce

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn last month was greeted with mixed reactions from different quarters. Some observers were of the view that the company may have paid in excess, while others felt nothing was wrong with the stated price, which was announced as $26.2 billion. However, WSJ reports that the Redmond-based tech giant may have paid in excess of $5 billion to acquire LinkedIn due to a bidding war with Salesforce, Facebook...

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Biggest Password Hack puts 117 million LinkedIn passwords online for sale
May18

Biggest Password Hack puts 117 million LinkedIn passwords online for sale

This piece of news might interest you if you have a LinkedIn account. A hacker is reportedly trying to sell a database dump that contains account records for 167 million users. Worried? Of course, you should–it could mean private data of a third of LinkedIn users, which could include yours is at stake. Per the BBC, the hacker made the announcement on a black market website called TheRealDeal. The hacker reportedly wants 5...

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LinkedIn Ventures into Original Lists
Sep11

LinkedIn Ventures into Original Lists

LinkedIn wants to become the one place where users discover new movers and shakers, businesses that are emerging, and it has recently branched into a new kind of content known as original lists. The Mountain View California based social network for professionals recently announced the roll out of its first original list Next Wave This list currently includes around 10 individuals who are aged at least 35; and 15 different industries...

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Social Monitoring with Social Searcher
May21

Social Monitoring with Social Searcher

  Everyday millions of people share billions of posts about companies, products and services in social networks. Such social recommendations trend can’t be missed in the marketing strategy of the modern customer-oriented company. Small business owners still hesitate whether to incorporate automatic social monitoring services into their tools list because of the high pricing. Well, with the recent Social Searcher update you can...

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LinkedIn Launches A New App Called Elevate To Help Employees Share Company Content
Apr13

LinkedIn Launches A New App Called Elevate To Help Employees Share Company Content

LinkedIn has launched a new app it hoped would help people share high-quality content from the companies they work for. The new app, which is called Elevate, will also show how that content leads to website traffic, sales leads, and even hires. The new app is also designed to provide content that employees can share on a social media site like Twitter, and of course on LinkedIn as well. Elevate could also help companies appear more...

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LinkedIn Wants To Help You Prepare Your Meeting By Acquiring Refresh

LinkedIn has acquired Refresh, a Mountain View California-based startup to help you prepare meetings. This will help users prepare for their meetings by collecting and sharing information on the people they are meeting, Recode wrote. “Today, I’m excited to announce that Refresh has been acquired by LinkedIn,” said Bhavin Shah, founder of Refresh in a blog post announcing the acquisition. Refresh is a free iOS app, which scours the web...

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