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LinkedIn Acquires Refresh to Help You Prepare for Your Meetings

LinkedIn has acquired Refresh, a startup that helps people prepare for their meetings by collecting and sharing information on the people they’re meeting with. Refresh, which is based in Mountain View, Calif., scours the Internet for information on the people a user is scheduled to see, such as news items mentioning those people. The app will also pull info from Facebook or ... Read More »

LinkedIn Escapes US$5 million Class Action Lawsuit over Data Breach

A $5 million class action lawsuit over LinkedIn data breach dismissed.  A US judge ruled:  Any damage done to LinkedIn users over the massive June 2012 data breach was abstract, not actual.  Thus did a $5 million class-action lawsuit against the networking site get dismissed, before the case ever breathed the air of a court trial.   The breach resulted in the compromise of 6.5 ... Read More »

LinkedIn Launches Expanded Marketing Platform

LinkedIn is launching an expanded version of its Marketing Solutions platform. There are new products, an expansion beyond LinkedIn Itself, and a broader vision for helping advertisers reach potential customers throughout the sales cycle. The platform now has five main pieces — LinkedIn Lead Accelerator, Sponsored Updates, LinkedIn Onsite Display, LinkedIn Network Display, and Sponsored InMail. Lead Accelerator is the big product ... Read More »

LinkedIn Q4 Revenue Growth Up 44%

LinkedIn reported revenue for the fourth quarter of $643 million, an increase of 44% compared to $447 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Total revenue in 2014 was $2,219 million, an increase of 45% compared to $1,529 million in 2013. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter was $3 million, compared to net income of $4 ... Read More »

LinkedIn Q4 Revenues Up 47% – Full Year Up 57%

LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, with approximately 277 million members, reported quarterly revenue for the fourth quarter was $447.2 million, an increase of 47% compared to $303.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  Net income for the fourth quarter was $3.8 million, compared to net income of $11.5 million for the fourth quarter of ... Read More »

US Government Reaches Data Deal with High Tech Companies

According to the Financial Times the Obama administration has reached an agreement with leading technology companies that allows them to give customers more details about the online data collected by government agencies. Under the agreement, which comes after several internet companies launched a lawsuit calling for more transparency, the groups will be able to say how many information requests they receive ... Read More »

High Tech Companies Join Forces to Limit Government Surveillance

According to Reuters U.S. high tech companies have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies — Google Inc, Microsoft Corp , Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter , LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc — issued an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress to bring in reforms and restrictions on surveillance activities.  ... Read More »

LinkedIn Data Breach

LinkedIn stated that it had a data breach that compromised the passwords of some of the social network’s members.   LinkedIn sent emails to members whose passwords were affected, explaining how to reset them since they were no longer valid on the site.  Some security experts who examined the files containing the LinkedIn passwords said the company had failed to use ... Read More »