LinkedIn Burnishes Sales Navigator for the Enterprise


LinkedIn has launched an enterprise edition of its Sales Navigator product that lets users send 50 emails on LinkedIn a month; adds Single Sign-On and other management features; and introduces TeamLink Extend, a tool that pools the networks of all the Sales Navigator users in an enterprise. If enterprise staff opt-in their LinkedIn network to their enterprise TeamLink pool, the connection list is “surfaced as a possible introduction path when a rep is looking at a lead,” noted Doug Camplejohn, head of products for LinkedIn sales solutions.

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Trending Storylines Hone LinkedIn's Relevance


LinkedIn on Wednesday began rolling out Trending Storylines, a feature that offers curated feeds of the most interesting developing stories in a member’s industry. Storylines are personalized for members through a combination of algorithms and the choices of LinkedIn’s editorial team.
The feeds may include perspectives from relevant influencers and news sources, as well as individuals in the member’s LinkedIn network. Each Storyline will have its own hashtag, so other members can join the conversation.

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LinkedIn Begins New Chapter Under Microsoft's Wing


Microsoft last week closed its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. LinkedIn will remain a separate company and Jeff Weiner will continue as its CEO, but he now reports to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Integration of the companies’ products is under way. Among many other things, a user’s LinkedIn identity and network will be made available in Microsoft Outlook and the Office suite. “Working across private and public sectors, we can create more opportunity for everyone to participate and share in economic growth,” Nadella said.

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Russia May Kick Out LinkedIn


A LinkedIn block in Russia could be imminent, in light of last week’s court ruling that the company broke a law requiring personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers within the country. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media authority, is waiting until it has the full text of the ruling before acting on it. “We remain interested in a meeting with Roskomnadzor to discuss their data localization request,” said LinkedIn spokesperson May Chow. Russia had 5 million registered LinkedIn members in Q1.

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LinkedIn runs afoul of Russian data law — is it on the verge of being banned?

Russia could end up banning LinkedIn in a matter of weeks. Vladimir Putin’s government is reportedly seeking to make an example of the business-oriented social network with an injunction that could see it permanently blocked in the country.

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LinkedIn Spiffs Up Sales Navigator


LinkedIn this week announced three updates to Sales Navigator. One is deeper integration with Salesforce CRM data, allowing leads and accounts to be imported into Sales Navigator automatically. More than 20 LinkedIn customers already are using this feature. The second is direct integration of Sales Navigator with Gmail, allowing users to access all LinkedIn public profile details and public social contact information from their emails, and to save a contact as a lead in Sales Navigator.

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Social's Turning Point


Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for more than $26 billion has created quite a stir — at least in my world. Ellen Levy reported that the deal can boast a number of superlatives if you look at it right: the largest sale of a consumer Internet company in history; the largest sale of an enterprise software/cloud company in history; the third-largest sale of a technology company since 2001; and the largest acquisition ever made by Microsoft. What’s interesting to me is how poorly the social networking industry is doing overall.

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The Microsoft-LinkedIn CRM Connection


With its $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft may be setting itself up to tackle Salesforce head-on for CRM dominance. The purchase also might help Microsoft compete more aggressively with other major CRM providers, such as SAP and Oracle. The LinkedIn purchase “is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes,” CEO Satya Nadella told Microsoft employees. How people find jobs, build skills, sell, market and get work done — and ultimately, achieve success, “requires a connected professional world,” he said.

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Microsoft and LinkedIn Go All In


Microsoft on Monday announced an agreement to buy LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social media network, for $26.2 billion in cash. The acquisition furthers Microsoft’s effort to extend the breadth of its content portfolio and to integrate its offerings into its platform of cloud services. The companies jointly announced the deal: Microsoft will pay $196 a share in cash for LinkedIn, which will retain its brand, culture and independence under the new structure. CEO Jeff Weiner will remain at the helm, reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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Hacker looks to sell 117M LinkedIn passwords from 2012 data breach

LinkedIn says that it is moving quickly to deal with the release of data from a 2012 security breach, which could include 117 million passwords.

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Report: Hacker puts data from 167 million LinkedIn accounts up for sale

In 2012, LinkedIn suffered a major data breach that saw 6.5 million hashed passwords leaked online — and now there’s evidence that it was just the beginning of a bigger scandal.

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An incredibly useful LinkedIn feature you've probably never tried

If you’re one of the 400 million people who use LinkedIn, you know the social media network is an invaluable resource for keeping up with old business contacts. It also makes it easy to build up a list of present and future business connections.

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LinkedIn Stock Tanks Despite Company's Professed Confidence


LinkedIn last week lost about $11 billion in market valuation after it provided a 2016 revenue forecast that fell short of analysts’ expectations. The company’s stock fell by as much as 44 percent Friday afternoon, with shares hitting a three-year-low of $108. LinkedIn generated $862 million in revenue in its fourth quarter of 2015, a 34 percent gain year over year, but said it expected to make $820 million for the first quarter of 2016 and between $3.6 billion and $3.65 billion on the year.

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The Mystery of the Missing LinkedIn Post Views


There’s a disconnect between the number of connections a LinkedIn user has and the number of post views attracted, one LinkedIn influencer has noticed. There are several possible explanations for cases in which LinkedIn influencers with millions of followers average only thousands of post views — or less — but the company hasn’t offered any. This gulf between the numbers of followers and post views was noticed by Itai Leshem. Prepping his startup for the launchpad, Leshem dug into LinkedIn’s post distribution data for about six hours one day.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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LinkedIn overhauls mobile & Web messaging functions, Instagram makes enhancements to Direct

Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.

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LinkedIn Links Up With Lynda


LinkedIn on Thursday announced its intent to complete the acquisition of online business school Lynda.com by the close of 2015’s second quarter. The deal, about 52 percent cash and 48 percent stock, is valued at around $1.5 billion. The terms are subject to adjustments, however, and there was still plenty of time left to make them when the agreement was announced. The two businesses are very different, but their ultimate goals are the same, said LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner.

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