Archive for the ‘LinkedIn News’ Category

Cool LinkedIn History and Story

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Check out this really cool write-up on Growth Hackers about LinkedIn... tons of interesting stuff: LinkedIn Growth Engine: The Never Ending Viral Loop The comments are pretty insightful, too. This is, in my opinion, the Great American Dream playing out in real life.  The cool thing is that the Internet makes this anyone's ...

Rapportive not dying, just getting cut off at the knees

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

So LinkedIn is not discontinuing this feature, but it's weakening it. Note: if you don't use gmail, don't worry about this :) I guess it was inevitable that LinkedIn would put up high walls around Rapportive's functionality, and cut off other systems.  Kind of a play from the 1990's, imo. Oh well, ...

Goodbye Contacts, Hello Connected, CRM meets Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

So a "competitor" to JibberJobber, LinkedIn's CRM, got "retired.'  Actually, it just got a name change, as far as I can tell, a natural evolution of features. It's an interesting twist, taking CRM to the next level. Applying the AI to CRM isn't necessarily new, but it's cool in this case ...

LinkedIn: 300M+

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Oh yeah.  This happened. What does this mean for you? From what I remember, the growth is not coming from the US, but from India, Brazil and other countries that might not give you any value.  But, the world is flat, so I guess this is all good, right? It's been an interesting ...

Slideshare becomes… FREE?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

This is awesome, awesome, awesome. I remember seeing some features in Slideshare, specifically the one where you could put a poll at the end of a presentation, and wanting it.  Alas, it was what the rich kids could get, not a no name like me. Looks like they are going to do ...

Goodbye LinkedIn InMaps (network visualization tool)

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Remember when InMaps came out a few years ago?  This was the really cool way to "see" what your network looked like... it never really worked for me because first my network was too big, and it just didn't show anything.  Then, when I could actually see something, it looked ...

LinkedIn’s Leaked Business Idea to Grow and Market More

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Here's an article that has a supposedly confidential and leaked document laying out plans for LinkedIn to go to the next level: $1B In a nutshell, it's all about selling more ads.  It's a big, big pie, and LinkedIn wants a bigger slice. I don't think it's really that interesting, it just ...

LinkedIn: The Great Content Platform (what does that mean for professional networking?)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Check out this Buzzfeed article: LinkedIn Slashes Referral Traffic To Publishers This means that LinkedIn used to send their users to other sites to read content, but it looks like LinkedIn is keeping it's users/members inside of LinkedIn, not sending them out at all (or at least, a lot less than ...

LinkedIn & Trust

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Can you trust LinkedIn? Read this post from Mr. LinkedIn: This Is Why LinkedIn Should Never ‘Retire’ A Feature I totally agree with Mark.  How can we continue to use a system if they keep removing features?  Especially if the features are something I build (by adding my content, like a CRM ...

LinkedIn Aggregating Jobs (like Indeed)

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Good thing Indeed got aqcuired before LinkedIn announced they were getting into this space :p LinkedIn Says It Will Start Aggregating U.S. Job Listings