LinkedIn is opening itself up to young teenagers. This will not wreck the dreams of our starry-eyed children.
FORTUNE -- Facebook (FB) wasn't much until it opened itself up to people who didn't have a current email address issued by a college or university. Restricting access isn't a great way to build a social media business, Facebook realized. For most social media, scale is everything.
That's why LinkedIn (LNKD) has opened its MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 21, 2013 1:19 PM ET
The safe-haven social stock has some stiff competition.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Everything seems to be going right for LinkedIn (LNKD) these days. Except for maybe one thing: Everyone and their dog knows that everything is going right for LinkedIn.
That's not necessarily a problem for LinkedIn's business. In fact, it could help. As the company broadens into international markets, as it pushes toward new goals like being a clearinghouse for realtime MOREAug 12, 2013 5:00 AM ET
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery ...
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- If you're going to model your business after an industry leader, you could do a lot worse than looking to LinkedIn. The professional networking site's rise has been impressive, to say the least. Just read Fortune's recent cover story if you need convincing. The site has more users than ever, all spending more time MOREAug 1, 2013 12:53 PM ET
Well, temporarily anyway. The goal? To see what I've gained (and lost) in the last decade.
FORTUNE -- I'm signing off Facebook for the month of August. And Twitter. And Instagram. And LinkedIn, Pinterest, & MessageMe. If you'd like to reach me before September, please send an email to my @fortune address or better yet, call me. I suspect I'll have a bit more time than usual to call you back.
Put MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Aug 1, 2013 5:00 AM ET
As customer relationship management finds itself at a crossroads, Nimble aims to take a bite out of Salesforce and others.
By Andres Vaamonde
FORTUNE -- "CRM" looks like yet another jargony business acronym -- it stands for "customer relationship management," which just doesn't sound all that sexy.
Lack of appealing acronyms aside, the CRM industry is booming. CRM companies create software that helps businesses manage contact with current and future clients MOREJul 30, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Many users describe a surge in activity on the social network. Truth is, it's been a long-time coming.
FORTUNE -- What's up with LinkedIn? Suddenly it's everywhere. Last week, as I finished up teaching a dozen masters students in publishing, I told them to keep in touch. Nobody called. No one emailed. Seven of them requested to connect with me on LinkedIn.
What's more, lately my inbox has been teeming with social MOREJessi Hempel, writer - May 10, 2013 2:22 PM ET
Startup hopes new verified ID badges will attract more users.
FORTUNE -- Starting April 30, Airbnb will go to even greater lengths to insure you are who you say you are, online and in the real world. The apartment-sharing site will begin rolling out a verified identification program that matches digital identity -- via social networking sites -- with real-world proof -- a photo ID. Once members have been verified, Airbnb MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Apr 30, 2013 12:00 PM ET
With 1 billion user "endorsements" and counting, Jeff Weiner explains the secret behind LinkedIn's red-hot streak. (Hint: It has nothing to do with the 3,500 iPads he just gave employees.)
FORTUNE -- Why doesn't LinkedIn (LNKD) suffer from the same news leaks as companies like Yahoo (YHOO)? As LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner put it simply at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech dinner in San Francisco last night: It's all about transparency.
Weiner knows what MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 14, 2013 1:43 PM ET
How Katy Perry inspired LinkedIn's redesign; Facebook's real mobile problem.
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That gets to the larger problem: The entire phone isn't ready. On stage, Nokia had nothing specific to say about when the Lumia would go on sale. A day later, perhaps after noticing that providing a launch date for its make-or-break phone could be somewhat important to the future of its entire business, the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 10, 2012 6:00 AM ET
Apple's ongoing quest to conquer TV; a new survey reveals our increasing dependency on phones.
Apple's new front in battle for TV [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
Apple is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators about letting consumers use an Apple device as a set-top box for live television and other content, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks represent Apple's most ambitious crack at infiltrating the living room MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 16, 2012 1:24 PM ET
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