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LinkedIn’s Hoffman invests in social app Ping.fm

LinkedIn founder and CEO Reid Hoffman is betting on a new social media app that lets users cross-post messages to multiple sites. Hoffman led a round of angel funding for Ping.fm which now supports more than 30 networks that reads like a social media who’s who: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Bebo, Yammer, Hi5, MySpace, and of course, Hoffman’s own LinkedIn.

Ping.fm says th


Xing buys SocialMedian, nabs ex-Jobster CEO Goldberg

Xing buys SocialMedian, nabs ex-Jobster CEO Goldberg

Hamburg, Germany-based Xing, a professional social network similar to LinkedIn that’s strong in Europe, has acquired New York-based SocialMedian for about $4 million in cash and stock. SocialMedian founder and the former CEO of Jobster Jason Goldberg is relocating to Germany and will be joining Xing as vice president of the application



Founder Hoffman in, CEO Nye out at LinkedInLinked

In a major executive shuffle, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman is back in the CEO role and has brought in former Yahoo Jeff Weiner in as interim president. Out: Dan Nye, who’s held the CEO post since Hoffman recruited him in 2007. That’s less than two years on the job for Nye.

Nye’s departure comes as a surprise given that LinkedIn has been doing quite well under his l



EMarketer predictions for 2009: not all bad

Analysts from eMarketer weigh in on how the next year in online marketing, e-commerce, social networking and more will unfold. Here’s a quick overview.

Online ad spending

Analyst David Hallerman predicts online video ad spending will run counter to overall economic develop


Hiring through networking sites

Hiring through networking sites

Looking for more proof about the challenges faced by traditional recruitment advertising media (i.e., newspapers / trade pubs) and the (now traditional) recruitment sites?

Look no further than right here.

In this excellent article on ERE.net, Todd Raphael reports on an Austin, Texas, company, NGene


Jobvite leverages power of social, busts ‘conventional’ practices

Jobvite leverages power of social, busts ‘conventional’ practices

By Jim Townsend Now and again something comes around that changes what you do. Or changes what your customers do. This is potentially one of those times. .. This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients. I got something in my e-mail inbox the other day. It was from our old colleague Dan Finnigan, formerly SVP at


LinkedIn prepares for the long haul, raises $22 million

LinkedIn prepares for the long haul, raises $22 million

As it looks like there’s no end in sight to the economic downturn brought on by the Wall Street credit crisis, social network and job site LinkedIn has raised $22.7 million in additional funding. The new money is from previous investor Bessemer Venture Partners, and new investors SAP, Goldman Sachs, and interestingly, McGraw-Hill. McGraw-Hill has a deal with LinkedIn on its BusinessWeek.c



Xing shrugs off Linkedin challenge

The anticipated battle for market share between German-based business network Xing and its US-based counterpart Linkedin has not left any marks on Xing to date. If anything, it seems to have strengthened it. .. This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Linkedin announced earlier this year that it wanted to bui


Twitterific

Twitterific

I’ll admit that when I first heard about Twitter, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing in the world. As a journalist and a long time blogger, I take pride in crafting a well thought out story, with a beginning, middle and end, and a common theme running throughout.

So the idea of “micro-blogging” in bursts



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