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LinkedIn reports revenue increase but net loss for Q3

LinkedIn reports revenue increase but net loss for Q3

On its third quarter earnings call, LinkedIn reported a net loss of $3.4 million for the quarter, and a 38 percent increase of monthly users - now totaling 259 million.  Talent Solutions made a slight increase as percentage of total revenue, from 56 to 57 percent.  Membership outside the U.S. now makes up 66 percent of total, with its China-based users now more than 3 million. Only 38 percent of L


LinkedIn discloses plans to add ‘blocking,’ but falls short on major security issues

LinkedIn discloses plans to add ‘blocking,’ but falls short on major security issues

By Sharon Hill   Updated Sept. 24, 10 p.m. Eastern, with additional material from LinkedIn about endorsements and false profiles LinkedIn, which has been heavily criticized for allowing cyberstalking and for doing too little to block fake profiles, has disclosed plans to strengthen its security features and give users the ability to block other users. The publicly traded com


LinkedIn / AIM Group email exchanges

LinkedIn / AIM Group email exchanges

During a long series of requests to LinkedIn for comment on fraud, abuse and safety issues, the company declined to speak with us by phone. However, we eventually heard from Doug Madey, corporate communications associate. He answered some of our questions by email, ignored others, and responded with a simple no-comment to a follow-up email. The email exchanges are reproduced below. The substant


Former Google exec Penry Price named LinkedIn VP

Former Google exec Penry Price named LinkedIn VP

Penry Price, who spent two years as Google's VP agency sales and partnerships, has just been named VP of global sales, marketing solutions, for LinkedIn.
Here's the LinkedIn blog post announcement:
September 19, 2013
We are a company known for helping companies build great teams, but we are d


LinkedIn job post surfaces missing fraud oversight, flimsy class-action against Yelp

LinkedIn job post surfaces missing fraud oversight, flimsy class-action against Yelp

In the course of our perusal of the jobs search and listings functions of LinkedIn we happened on to a listing that offers no job, but instead seeks new parties to a class-action lawsuit against Yelp.  Our first thought - How do we flag this non-job to LinkedIn? Our second thought -  why was it ever allowed to go live in the first place? Our third thought - what's the lawsuit all about? <spa


Recruitment saves the day for Xing

Recruitment saves the day for Xing

Hamburg-based business network Xing released its financial results for the first six months of FY2013 today with a very upbeat media release headlined “Xing accelerated growth in Q2”. The truth was a little more nuanced. In fact, only the division recruitment accelerated growth. Most other metrics and income sources grew slowly, slid sideways, or lost speed - if longer periods were compared.


LinkedIn overtakes Xing on job ads

LinkedIn overtakes Xing on job ads

While the fight for dominance in the German-speaking region between business networks Xing and LinkedIn is often portrayed as a fight for registered users, the real fight is for job board dominance in the region. While Xing has maintained the gap in registered members to LinkedIn (it has roughly double as many members as LinkedIn), it couldn't prevent LinkedIn from establishing its job board as



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