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.
The royal Nokia screw-up that shouldn't have been [PANDODAILY]
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
Digg gets sold; why the death of the TV cable bundle is coming.
U.S. pursuing a middleman in web piracy [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
The case is the government's most far-reaching effort so far to crack down on foreigners suspected of breaking American laws. It is unusual because it goes after a middleman, who the authorities say made a fair amount of money by pointing people to pirated content. Mr. O'Dwyer's backers MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 13, 2012 11:35 AM ET
Samsung grooms a new CEO; Foursquare launches a new app.
Criminals exploit LinkedIn breach for phishing attacks [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
Shortly after the breach surfaced, LinkedIn users began receiving e-mails from what, at first glance, looked like LinkedIn. The e-mails asked users to confirm their e-mail address by clicking on an embedded link. But the link took users to scam sites, such as an illegal online pharmaceutical site that sells Viagra MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 7, 2012 12:42 PM ET
The professional social network was seen as sexless compared to Facebook. Now it just seems safe.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Amid the anger this week of Facebook investors, the embarrassment of the company's underwriters and the schadenfreude of its detractors, a question has been bugging me: If so many investors are skeptical of Facebook's (FB) overvalued IPO, then why are they still so positive on LinkedIn (LNKD)?
Like Facebook, LinkedIn MOREMay 24, 2012 10:28 AM ET
Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring resources into original content. Now, Amazon may be, too.
FORTUNE -- Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are all betting big on original content. Now, Amazon may be doing the very same.
At least that is what appeared to be the case for a fleeting few hours March 6 on LinkedIn. Joe Lewis, a new executive with the tech giant based in Los Angeles, briefly listed his title as MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 6, 2012 7:49 PM ET
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