Editor's Pick I don’t know about you, but the first thing I did after learning about the massive LinkedIn password hack was go to LinkedIn and change my password. The second thing I did was wonder if mine was actually one of the compromised accounts.
Forget the suit, tie, arriving ten minutes early, and chatting up the secretary. All those staples of your standard in-person job interview may soon be endangered species in the job search ecosystem as the video recruiting space continues to heat up.
While LinkedIn has become the gold standard of resume and career-building sites, the service is too boring and bland for today’s young professionals. So says the co-founder of Identified, a social career site aimed directly at the fresh college graduates and twenty-somethings who’d secretly rather play Call of Duty than build a professional profile. Tuesday, Identified announced a $21 million funding round.
Have cash? Looking for tech talent? Go to Europe. So says Konstantin Guericke, co-founder of LinkedIn and newly minted venture partner in Berlin’s EarlyBird Ventures. EarlyBird recently raised $100 million for its fourth fund, focusing on European, and in particular German startups.
In the first quarter of 2012, investor confidence rose to the highest point it’s been in more than a year. The latest Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index — which measures how much statup investing confidence VCs have — shows a significant jump in confidence over the fourth quarter of 2011.
Dan Serfaty, CEO Viadeo
LinkedIn announced a new Follow Company button Monday, which the social network thinks will make it easier for companies to communicate and interact with their customers. Beginning immediately, companies can grab the snippet of code to add it the button to their own sites and start collecting more followers.
Buffer, a social network scheduling service, chooses when to send out your status updates for you and just added LinkedIn to its repertoire, along with Facebook and Twitter.
Earlier in February, news broke that social network LinkedIn was buying Rapportive, a company that makes a Gmail add-on for contacts. On Wednesday Rapportive made it official and announced the news on its company blog.
Hookflash, an iPad app maker looking to make workplace communication streamlined and more productive, has pivoted to focus on connecting you with your LinkedIn contacts. The company is releasing its inaugural app in March, and it will help you communicate with your LinkedIn connections for free.
Editor's Pick When the scale of your application is “everyone on the Internet,” you have to think a bit differently about adopting new technologies.
Who says gift cards aren’t cool? After landing $5.5 million in a first round of funding last November, social gifting service Wrapp, which lets you easily send gift cards to friends through Facebook, today announced that it’s received an additional $5 million for the round led by Greylock Partners and international VC firm Atomico.
Enterprise data software company Splunk has filed for a $125 million initial public offering, according to its SEC S-1 form.