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Now Play Game on LinkedIn
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Now Play Game on LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the platform renowned for job hunting, professional networking, and career milestone sharing, is now venturing into a new domain – gaming. Why the sudden shift? Well, considering that many individuals indulge in games like Candy Crush during work hours, it seems fitting to introduce gaming on a professional networking platform. This could potentially lead to increased time spent on LinkedIn. In March, LinkedIn announced the introduction of its first batch of games. These include daily puzzle games reminiscent of Wordle – Queens, Crossclimb, and Pinpoint. The aim is to attract more users and boost engagement on the platform. If you’re adept at Wordle, these games might seem familiar and easy to navigate. However, LinkedIn imposes a limit on gameplay – each game can only ...
Scribd Acquires SlideShare from LinkedIn
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Scribd Acquires SlideShare from LinkedIn

Microsoft owned LinkedIn announced that SlideShare has acquired by Scribd to offer millions of users around the world great content to fuel their curiosity and learning. The details of the deal has not been disclosed. SlideShare has been a part of LinkedIn since May 2012. SlideShare has enabled millions of people to upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, and more. Like SlideShare, Scribd offers users a great platform to learn, share, and advance their careers. It has a digital library of published ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, sheet music, and magazines, alongside over 100 million documents uploaded from the community. Slideshare is more focused on presentations and professional content. “Our acquisition of SlideShare is a major step towards creating the ...
LinkedIn Launched LinkedIn Live For Virtual Events
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LinkedIn Launched LinkedIn Live For Virtual Events

Professional networking platform LinkedIn announced global launch of a virtual events solution LinkedIn Live to enable companies to stay connected and strengthen relationships with their online communities in real time. Using LinkedIn Live, companies can now host virtual events by streaming live to event attendees, it said in a statement. This integration between LinkedIn Live and LinkedIn Events helps companies to host live, real-time events in a trusted environment, attract the right professional audiences, drive strong reach and engagement, and get more mileage for their events with a dedicated hub for videos of the event on their Pages, the company said. In October 2019, LinkedIn launched LinkedIn Events globally and in March 2020, the platform enabled companies to create an ...
LinkedIn Accused of Violating Data Protection Rules of 18 Million Email Addresses
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LinkedIn Accused of Violating Data Protection Rules of 18 Million Email Addresses

LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users is being accused of violating data protection rules concerning around 18 million email addresses. These details were disclosed in a report published Friday by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner. This report covered activities in the first six months of this calendar year. In a list of investigations that have been reported concerning Facebook, WhatsApp and the Yahoo data breach, the DPC revealed one investigation that had not been reported before. The DPC found that LinkedIn in the US had obtained emails for 18 million people who were not already members of the social network, and then used these in a hashed form for targeted advertisements on the Facebook platform. “The complaint was ultimately a...
LinkedIn Brings In Voice Messaging Feature on Its Platform
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LinkedIn Brings In Voice Messaging Feature on Its Platform

LinkedIn, the leading professional social networking platform has introduced voice messaging support. This will let the users send voice messages to their professional connections. This new feature will be launched on the LinkedIn app for both Android and iOS devices. This particular feature will be available all over the world in the next few weeks. Voice messaging these days has become an important part of the social networking. Almost all the messaging apps have this feature on their platform. "Whether you're responding while walking or multitasking, or need to give an in-depth explanation, voice messages let you more easily and quickly communicate in your own voice with your connections," said Zack Hendlin, Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn. This latest feature will bring in a new ...
LinkedIn Hits the 50 Million User Milestone in India, Non-metros Dominate
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LinkedIn Hits the 50 Million User Milestone in India, Non-metros Dominate

The professional social networking platform LinkedIn has successfully reached the milestone of 50 million users in India. Two years ago, the user base of the company was around 37 million including students and people from smaller towns. LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social platform that has been specially designed for career and business professionals to connect. The company is the best platform for building connections for freelance work, a customer base, potential partners, and to keep job prospects open. The company stated that the people who belong to non-metro cities and other backward areas have been increasing on the platform for the purpose of staying professionally connected and also for the job opportunities. LinkedIn had introduced its app’s lighter ve...
Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly Becomes Influencer on LinkedIn
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Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly Becomes Influencer on LinkedIn

10 years after his retirement from Cricket, Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian National team joined LinkedIn on Monday as a LinkedIn Influencer, a program that comprises of 500+ leaders, thinkers, and forerunners of multiple industries and platforms. Ganguly is only the second Indian cricketer to join the platform after legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s debut on the professional social network in 2017. In spite not being able to play in the IPL this year, Ganguly is now featuring alongside some very famous names such Narendra Modi, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Priyanka Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Trudeau, Sachin Tendulkar in a totally different league. He will be sharing thoughts that he believes will help the members of the platform stay one-step ahead of their time and motivate...
How To Apologize For Your Emergency Vacation And Be Cool About It!
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How To Apologize For Your Emergency Vacation And Be Cool About It!

If you want to be a loved and appreciated employee in your company, it is advisable that you plan your leaves out. Yes there are some emergencies (hangover being not one of them) where you can cut out, but as said, it is not advisable. Well that is on the one hand, but what happens if you are on a vacation(planned one!) but you happen to work in LinkedIn and during that time its CEO Jeff Weiner plans to pay your team a visit. Seeing people like him in person is something that doesn't happens a lot, even for employees at LinkedIn. What would you do if you are working there and happen to be on a vacation while he visits? How cool can you really be? Mariah Walton, Analytics Manager at the business and employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn, "accidentally" scheduled he...
Key LinkedIn Exec Eduardo Vivas to Quit Later This Year
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Key LinkedIn Exec Eduardo Vivas to Quit Later This Year

Eduardo Vivas, an executive in charge of shaping one of LinkedIn's biggest revenue generators, plans to leave, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Friday. Vivas is the head of product for Mountain View, California-based LinkedIn's Talent Solutions business, which includes paid tools for corporate recruiters to find candidates on the work-focused social network. It accounted for $1.8 billion of $3 billion in total revenue in 2015, the last full year of financial results before Microsoft Corp acquired the company last year for $26.2 billion. Vivas plans to leave later this year, the spokeswoman said. His departure comes amid a broader change in how the company handles product responsibilities in its upper ranks after its sale to Microsoft. Until January, LinkedIn was somewhat unus...
Microsoft Launched Linkedin Mini Version For Semi Skilled Workers in India
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Microsoft Launched Linkedin Mini Version For Semi Skilled Workers in India

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today made a strong case for using digital technologies to empower the common man and launched a slew of India-centric initiatives, including a platform to connect semi-skilled workers with employers. The technology giant also launched a 'lite' version of its video interaction platform Skype. "If digital technology is only the purview of the large businesses and the start-ups, I think that is not sufficient for an economy to make progress," the India-born Nadella said speaking at a company event here. We’ve built Skype Lite for India, it's lightweight and has #Aadhar integration built in.@satyanadella #FutureDecoded — Microsoft India (@MicrosoftIndia) February 22, 2017 "We can celebrate technology, but if it doesn't truly empower every Indian and eve...