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LinkedIn remains shut in Russia as agreement could not be reached with authorities
Mar11

LinkedIn remains shut in Russia as agreement could not be reached with authorities

Russian authorities have refused to bow to pressure and pleas to reopen LinkedIn. According to Fortune, all parties [LinkedIn and Russian authorities] failed to reach an agreement. This means that the public still won’t be able to access the professional network group for the 5th month running. Recall that public access to LinkedIn was blocked by Russia last November; a move that was highly criticized by many. The block came into...

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LinkedIn adds ability to manage comments in your long articles
Feb09

LinkedIn adds ability to manage comments in your long articles

LinkedIn wants current professional relationship that exists with its users to continue to grow. To this end, the professional social network is rolling out a new feature with ability to manage comments in your long posts. The feature or functionality was launched by LinkedIn on Wednesday, and will enable you decide whether or not to turn on comments in your lengthy posts. This of course, will be determined by your choice—whether you...

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LinkedIn desktop version wears a new look
Jan20

LinkedIn desktop version wears a new look

LinkedIn desktop version is spotting a brand new look, and now feels more like you are using an app. The new design comes complete with a simpler look, a messaging experience that appears as a popup on your homepage, and updated search features. Chris Pruett, Director of Engineering at LinkedIn gave a short insight on why the company decided to change the look and feel of the network for professionals in a blog post on Thursday:...

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Leveraging on the potentials of LinkedIn to get your dream job in 2017
Jan01

Leveraging on the potentials of LinkedIn to get your dream job in 2017

LinkedIn may not boast the size of Facebook in terms of daily active user base, but it certainly ranks as the number one place for professionals and businesses to meet. Job seekers and recruiters know the best place to go to when they want to raise the bar in their respective fields. For job seekers, LinkedIn has been the place to search for jobs and get placements. However, not everyone out there has been able to leverage on the huge...

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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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