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Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn cleared in Europe, mostly

Microsoft announced in June that it would be purchasing professional social network LinkedIn in a cash deal worth $26.2 billion. The purchase will further cement Microsoft into the world of social media after previous deals with Facebook and the acquisition of Yammer…

Facebook plans to take on LinkedIn with jobs postings feature

Facebook is testing a new feature that would let businesses create job postings and receive applications from candidates. The move would put it in direct competition with LinkedIn, which makes most of its revenue from job hunters and recruiters who…

LinkedIn acquires Google Alerts competitor Newsle

LinkedIn on Monday announced they have agreed to purchase Newsle, a startup that specializes in providing alerts anytime someone in your network is mentioned on the web. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

LinkedIn premium profiles now look more like Facebook

LinkedIn on Wednesday announced a new profile design for paying members to help them stand out from the crowd. The changes include a larger photo and expanded profile header, early access to a new custom profile background with access to…

LinkedIn grants members the ability to block others

LinkedIn on Friday announced a new feature that members have been requesting for quite some time: the ability to block other members. It’s a feature that will no doubt be incredibly useful, especially on a social network where many can…