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LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

linkedin LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach businesses and professionals.
LinkedIn says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Read More

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LinkedIn Acquires Newsle To Deliver More Relevant News About Your Connections

 LinkedIn announced today that it has acquired Newsle, the machine learning startup founded to help users pare down the ample noise coming across social networks and give them relevant info about their most important contacts. The terms of the acq…

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This startup wants to be the LinkedIn of public relations

Medialink from JFDI aims to be a platform for journalists, bloggers and businesses to connect, and enhance corp comm and PR efforts Today, with many traditional media houses expanding into online channels, and digital media publications born online, the internet has boosted the reach and size of the media sector. Mayuresh Godse, the CEO and Founder of Read the full article…

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LinkedIn VP Of Product David Hahn Joins Greylock As Entrepreneur-In-Residence

david hahn Greylock Partners today announced its newest entrepreneur-in-residence, bringing longtime LinkedIn exec David Hahn onto the team. At the venture firm, Hahn will be focused on what’s happening in healthcare and education technology, with the long-term goal of entering one of those sectors. Read More

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The Rise Of The “Social Professional” Networks

social professional networks Back in the mid-2000s, many espoused a theory that there would emerge social networks for different types of people. It sounds a little preposterous now in the age of Facebook dominance, but at the time you had smart people like Marc Andreessen founding companies like Ning that followed this thesis. I was the co-founder of a now-defunct social network called Zaadz that you could think of as… Read More

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LinkedIn rival Viadeo plans to super-charge its Chinese business via a French IPO

Viadeo acquiert Tianji
Business networking company Viadeo may be French, but China has become a major focus thanks to Tianji, its Chinese site that claims 20 million users. This month, the company announced its intention to pursue a listing, preparing to crank up its rivalry with LinkedIn in China through new funds that are likely to follow with the IPO in France next month. We caught up with the firm to find out what is behind the decision and why it believes that it is still the company to beat in China, despite new interest drummed up by LinkedIn’s recent arrival. Viadeo acquired Tianjni in…

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LinkedIn’s new app is perfect for stealthy job searches

Job hunting can be a tedious procedure, but it’s also quite awkward to do while on the job. Most users on LinkedIn are already using their profiles as virtual resumes, but using LinkedIn to engage with…

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LinkedIn-Owned Email Widget Rapportive Is About To Get Less Useful

rapportive1 All good things must come to an end. Rapportive, the fantastically helpful email widget which jazzed up your Gmail sidebar with rich contact information pulled from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more, is getting its first big revamp following its acquisition by LinkedIn in 2012.
And frankly, it’s not all good news. Read More

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