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LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. 250 million+ members. Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.
LinkedIn alternatives are:
Xing, CareerBuilder, DICE, Glassdoor
Here are the latest news about LinkedIn:

21.03.17 LinkedIn gets closer to CRM


LinkedIn, the social network for the working world that is now owned by Microsoft, is adding a new “enterprise” tier to its Sales Navigator product — a subscription-only service that lets salespeople tap LinkedIn for customer leads for so-called “social selling” — opening up the product for much larger groups of users. On top of this, it’s also integrating PointDrive (a tool it acquired last year to help salespeople share documents and presentations with clients); and adding CRM sync functionality to write back to whichever CRM database your company uses whatever selling you have done in LinkedIn.



2017 LinkedIn launched new desktop version with chatbots


LinkedIn is unveiling redesign of its desktop site, complete with a simpler, app-like look; a new messaging experience that appears as a pop-up on the homepage; and updated search features. LinkedIn said the new desktop version will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks. The new app is moving away from the busy pages of the past and attempting to reduce clutter by reducing the navigation to seven areas: Home (Your Feed), Messaging, Jobs, Notifications, Me (your old profile page), My Network, and Search. Besides LinkedIn has introduced its own form of chatbots. They are little helpers that will suggest things to talk about to “break the ice” with people. They will also suggest people you can chat with at companies if you aren’t even at the ice-breaking point.



2016 LinkedIn now allows to figure out the salary you deserve


Professionally-oriented social network LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) has launched a new feature - LinkedIn Salary. It's a portal and tracker that collects and analyses salaries globally and let users find how much a particular job earns (salary, bonus, and equity data), with the ability to drill down using parameters like years of experience, location, and education level. To access the Salary portal, you have to supply your own salary data, which LinkedIn says then gets anonymised and crunched into is bigger data trove. The exception to this are Premium users, who can bypass providing their salary data to access the service.



2016 Salesforce wants to block Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn


Friendship between Salesforce and Microsoft lasted only two years. Just a couple of years ago Marc Benioff and Satya Nadella made selfies together and were best friends forever. But then Microsoft betrayed the friendship. First they announced Dynamics 365 - the combined CRM/ERP cloud system, that will soon become the direct rival to Salesforce. And then Microsoft acquired LinkedIn - the professional social network. So now Salesforce is forcing US and European anti-monopoly authorities to attentively review the deal, because it "threatens the future of innovation and competition". "By gaining ownership of LinkedIn’s unique dataset of over 450 million professionals in more than 200 countries, Microsoft will be able to deny competitors access to that data, and in doing so obtain an unfair competitive advantage" - Benioff says.



2016 LinkedIn unveiled e-Learning service


Business-oriented social network LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) launched the e-learning portal called LinkedIn Learning, containing thousands of online courses from coding to accounting. It's based on startup Lynda.com, acquired by LinkedIn last year. The courses can be either selected by employees themselves or pushed by employers, who can use LinkedIn’s analytics products to monitor employees progress. LinkedIn education is available for free for LinkedIn Premium subscribers who look like they will get 25 new courses every week.