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Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition gets an all-clear from the EU
Dec08

Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition gets an all-clear from the EU

Apparently Salesforce has lost in its bid to frustrate Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Recall that Salesforce had appealed to the European Union a while ago to stop Microsoft from closing the deal. Salesforce built its case on comments made by EU competition chief Margarethe Vestager, that the agency would directly look at a company’s use of data whether it’s bad for competition. That’s in the past now as the deal could soon be...

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The U.S government expresses deep concern over LinkedIn’s block by Russia
Nov19

The U.S government expresses deep concern over LinkedIn’s block by Russia

Not the best of times for the 6 million LinkedIn users in Russia right now—access to the website got blocked two days ago. The block, which came on the heels of LinkedIn’s failure to comply with rules asking websites to host their data within Russia, has attracted criticism from various quarters. The U.S government through its embassy in Moscow has expressed deep concern over the block. The embassy in a statement issued shortly after...

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LinkedIn officially blocked in Russia
Nov17

LinkedIn officially blocked in Russia

Authorities in Russia have placed a 24-hour ban on the services of LinkedIn. The country’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor started enforcing the proposed block of the professional social network following LinkedIn’s failure to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country. This, authorities felt violated existing law requiring websites to store personal data within local servers. The order, according to TechCrunch...

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LinkedIn launches “LinkedIn Salary;” a new way to know if you are being underpaid
Nov03

LinkedIn launches “LinkedIn Salary;” a new way to know if you are being underpaid

LinkedIn has been a great help to a lot of professionals since inception. The good thing is, the company continues to give us more reasons to believe we can indeed achieve more individually or as a group. On Wednesday, the company launched a new feature called LinkedIn Salary. Want to find out if you are being underpaid by your employer? LinkedIn’s new feature can help you do that, according to the company. The new feature was...

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LinkedIn turns on a new feature that lets you quietly look for job
Oct06

LinkedIn turns on a new feature that lets you quietly look for job

Despite being the world’s reference point when it comes to professional networking—where professional groups and companies connect, not many could boast that LinkedIn is the place to be when trying to find a job. Not too many things go unnoticed on the network, and that’s why employees don’t like telling the world that they need a job; your current boss may not take it lightly. LinkedIn’s Open Candidates feature will change all that,...

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Salesforce wants the EU to stop Microsoft from finalising the LinkedIn deal
Sep30

Salesforce wants the EU to stop Microsoft from finalising the LinkedIn deal

Salesforce is right about now trying to convince the European Union to block the deal that would see Microsoft formally takeover LinkedIn, reports various sources. Recall that Salesforce competed neck to neck with Microsoft, before the former lost out to the software giant. Microsoft eventually won the bid, which cost them a whopping $26.2 billion—representing the company’s biggest purchase. Salesforce Chief Legal Officer Burke...

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