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LinkedIn Powers Past 200 Million Users Worldwide

LinkedIn Powers Past 200 Million Users Worldwide

We haven’t talked about LinkedIn in a while but that doesn’t mean the world’s largest professional social network hasn’t been busy. In the last few months the company has seen massive growth and we can now tell you that worldwide there are a whopping 200 million+ users and counting. But the true pace of growth [...]

January 11th, 2013 by Anthony West

Facebook Puts the Squeeze on LinkedIn with New Social Jobs Partnership

Facebook Puts the Squeeze on LinkedIn with New Social Jobs Partnership

LinkedIn may be the undisputed king of professional social networking but for all its virtues it lacks one important thing: 1 billion+ users. Facebook of course has 1 billion+ users and this fact is now being leveraged by external organizations to setup job partnerships. The consequence of course is obvious, if more and more employers [...]

November 15th, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Hits 175 Million Registered Users

LinkedIn Hits 175 Million Registered Users

The last time LinkedIn made the news it was placating its users who had suffered hacking to their accounts. This time round however, its good news for the world’s largest professional social network. The company announced its earnings figures for Q2 and revealed that the site has swelled to a massive 175 million members. In [...]

August 17th, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Is Being Sued For $5 Million Over The Exposed Passwords

LinkedIn Is Being Sued For $5 Million Over The Exposed Passwords

LinkedIn’s user base isn’t your typical online user; most earn above $100,000 a year and occupy middle to senior level of management. These are the sort of people that can’t afford to have their accounts compromised so the recent breach suffered by LinkedIn when passwords were exposed is now proving more problematic than first expected. [...]

July 8th, 2012 by Anthony West

81% of LinkedIn Users Belong To At Least 1 Group

81% of LinkedIn Users Belong To At Least 1 Group

LinkedIn is coming off a recent hacking but that hasn’t dented the appetite of its users. A new survey from Lab42 has dug into the numbers and revealed some pretty revealing statistics about the users on the world’s largest professional social network. Among the highlights of the study is the fact that 81% of LinkedIn [...]

June 26th, 2012 by Anthony West

6.5 Million LinkedIn Accounts Get Hacked

6.5 Million LinkedIn Accounts Get Hacked

The world’s largest professional social network has just had a breach. News of the hacking of 6.5 million LinkedIn accounts spread across the web like wildfire recently. The story was broken by a Norwegian IT company who said that all 6.5 million passwords associated with the hacked accounts were posted to a Russian Hacker site. [...]

June 22nd, 2012 by Anthony West

89% Of Businesses Plan On Using Social Networks For Recruiting

89% Of Businesses Plan On Using Social Networks For Recruiting

Social media sites may be poor in converting users into buyers but the one thing they excel at is helping businesses find employees. This has caught on massively with the rise of LinkedIn and now it seems more and more businesses are using the medium for job recruiting. A survey conducted by Jobvite, a social [...]

June 19th, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Hits 15 Million Members In India

LinkedIn Hits 15 Million Members In India

India has become the new marketplace for profits among Silicon Valley companies and now LinkedIn has joined Amazon and Facebook in attracting a huge pool of users. The social professional network is reporting that India now accounts for 15 million of its user base—and growing. The company like Amazon has taken a culturally embedding approach [...]

June 18th, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Launches Own Blogging Platform

LinkedIn Launches Own Blogging Platform

LinkedIn is looking to step up its offerings to users and has launched its own blogging platform. The move looks to be a direct challenge to Facebook and Twitter who have both traditionally been the platforms of choice for big-name celebrities and people with influence across many sectors of business and technology. The move seems [...]

June 5th, 2012 by Anthony West

23% Of LinkedIn Users Are Age 24 Or Below

23% Of LinkedIn Users Are Age 24 Or Below

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social networks around today and so far it has over 135 million users worldwide. The majority of its user base lives in the US and most are doing pretty well by most standards. A recent look into LinkedIn demographics found that most of the social professionals that hang [...]

May 23rd, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Acquires SlideShare for $119 Million

LinkedIn Acquires SlideShare for $119 Million

Presentations are a big part of business and networking so LinkedIn’s acquisition of SlideShare comes as no real surprise. Since going public there has been a lot of expectation for LinkedIn to deliver solid results and many are calling the acquisition very good news for investors. The cost to acquire SlideShare rings in at a [...]

May 20th, 2012 by Anthony West

Viadeo Raises $32 Million In Funding

Viadeo Raises $32 Million In Funding

There’s LinkedIn and you’ve probably heard about Branchout, but have you heard of Viadeo? All three are professional social networks and Viadeo is now looking to become a household name much LinkedIn. Based in Paris, France, the platform has a user base of 35 million users and attracts people largely from Europe. The company is [...]

April 30th, 2012 by Anthony West

Pinterest Now The 3rd Most Popular Social Network Beating LinkedIn

Pinterest Now The 3rd Most Popular Social Network Beating LinkedIn

It’s not clear if it’s a case of raw female power or just the raw power of social networking nowadays, but whatever the reason, Pinterest has benefited nicely. The popular social networking site and virtual pinboard is now the third most popular social network—beating out LinkedIn in the process. The news comes from Experian Hitwise [...]

April 22nd, 2012 by Anthony West

Yammer Raises $85 Million In Funding

Yammer Raises $85 Million In Funding

Social media is now becoming the de facto standard for online interaction that even businesses are embracing their brand of social connection and employee management. This new paradigm is an emerging one and few players in the space are able to deliver like Yammer. The company brands itself has a Social ERM (employee relationship management) [...]

March 17th, 2012 by Anthony West

43% of LinkedIn Users Are American

43% of LinkedIn Users Are American

LinkedIn may not have the wealth of users that Facebook has a social network but as a more focused platform for professionals, it really doesn’t get any better than LinkedIn—and Americans seem to share that opinion; so much so that a large chunk of its user base come from the land of America. The numbers [...]

March 10th, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Made $167.7 Million In Revenue Last Quarter

LinkedIn Made $167.7 Million In Revenue Last Quarter

A few tech companies fell short of Wall Street expectations at the end of last year, but a few have bettered expectations. One such tech company is professional social network LinkedIn, who released 2011 Q4 figures recently. According to the release LinkedIn had better than expected fourth quarter performance with revenues of $167.7 million. This [...]

February 25th, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Reaches 150 Million Users

LinkedIn Reaches 150 Million Users

The world’s biggest professional social network is getting bigger—and it’s growing fast. LinkedIn announced in a press release that since November 2011, the site has grown by over 20 million users and now stands at a decent 150 million users. The announcement comes as LinkedIn makes its annual disclosure of its performance over the course [...]

February 22nd, 2012 by Anthony West

LinkedIn Acquires Rapportive For $15 Million

LinkedIn Acquires Rapportive For $15 Million

LinkedIn clearly isn’t resting on its laurels. The world’s largest social network for professionals has reportedly acquired contact management company, Rapportive for $15 million. The deal has been confirmed by several sources deeply connected in the tech space, and by all accounts, both sides are happy about the deal. Rapportive is relatively young and was [...]

February 20th, 2012 by Anthony West
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