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After LinkedIn: How to protect your password from hacksupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 14:06:00

The constant battle for Internet security saw another brazen attack this week as Russian hackers published millions of passwords they collected after hacking the professional-networking site LinkedIn.

CNNMoney: Stocks end lower as bank shares weighupdated: Fri May 11 2012 17:06:00

Stocks finished lower Friday, ending a down week for the major indexes, as weakness in the banking sector weighed on the market.

Web tips for the newly unemployedupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 15:16:00

Raise your hand if someone you know was laid off in the last month. The odds are pretty good (meaning awful). Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that hiring slowed dramatically in March.

LinkedIn launches iPad app, takes new directionupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:18:00

The world's largest professional social network just got a wider reach -- and it wants to be in front of your face for more of the day.

Part 2: Web tips for the newly unemployedupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 14:04:00

Last week, we gave you digital tips and tricks for surviving a layoff -- the first seven days, at least. Now, here we are again, an entire Wednesday later, prepared to help you gird your loins for the job search ahead.

How the digital blob feasts on our intimate dataupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 09:34:00

There's a trillion dollar virus that is spreading throughout Silicon Valley right now. It's called social networking. This virus, a relentless kind of digital blob, feeds on our most intimate data.

CNNMoney: Facebook IPO shrinks private trading marketupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 13:23:00

Facebook has played a big role in the private trading markets that allow eligible investors the chance to snap up shares of hot Internet companies years before they go public.

CNNMoney: Project IPOVille: Michael Kors! Zynga!updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 16:35:00

Groupon, LinkedIn and Pandora may have all plunged from the prices they hit on their first day of trading.

Keep up the job search over the holidaysupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 11:06:00

HLN Money Expert Clark Howard says if you're on the job hunt, you may not want to break for the holidays!

2011's most overused resume buzzwordsupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 11:06:00

Are you highly motivated? A creative, innovative thinker with a successful track record in effective problem solving? What about your organizational and communication skills? Do you have extensive experience maneuvering a dynamic workplace?

CNNMoney: Groupon stock slumps to near IPO priceupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 16:20:00

This holiday week hasn't been a happy one for Groupon. Its shares took a major hit for two days in a row.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn stock drops as insiders dump sharesupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 16:18:00

LinkedIn had a banner debut back in May, with shares nearly tripling in early trade and closing at more than double their initial price. But now the game has changed.

CNNMoney: Early LinkedIn investor dumping $275 million stakeupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 15:54:00

Private equity firm Bain Capital, one of the early investors in the social network LinkedIn, announced that it is dumping its entire stake in the company, which is worth more than $275 million.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn's earnings and stock price don't connectupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 14:45:00

Everyone is talking about Groupon's IPO today. Even the news stream from Europe was overshadowed for a moment while the second largest U.S. Internet IPO took place.

CNNMoney: Groupon IPO: Not the best daily deal?updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 07:45:00

Groupon is poised to start trading publicly, but the road to an initial public offering for the popular daily deals site has been rocky -- and one that skeptics say is reminiscent of the dot-com bubble.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn founder: Facebook isn't competitionupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 07:37:00

Professional networking site LinkedIn has stayed "incredibly steady to its original vision," says co-founder Reid Hoffman, by focusing on its specific niche -- and Facebook isn't a competitor to that strategy.

Money Magazine: Avoiding the next dotcom bombupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 16:08:00

Look at how the shares of young tech companies are doing these days, and you might think you've got a bad case of déjà vu.

LinkedIn's new mobile app loosens its tieupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 11:19:00

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has a suit-and-tie type of reputation in the flip-flops-and-hoodies world of the Internet.

Survey finds smartphone apps store too much personal dataupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 08:32:00

An uncomfortably large percentage of mobile applications are storing sensitive user account information unencrypted on owners' smartphones, according to a new survey of 100 consumer smartphone apps.

CNNMoney: Priceline shares fly high over sea of redupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 12:46:00

The market sell-off continued on Friday, bringing the S&P 500 down almost 8% for the week -- reminiscing of the wild days during the fall of 2008.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn posts surprise profit as sales doubleupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 17:59:00

Business social network LinkedIn released its first financial results since its initial public offering in May, and reported a surprise profit on sales that beat analysts expectations.

How to connect with an employer via LinkedInupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 08:23:00

Used right, LinkedIn can be a job seeker's golden ticket.

Justin Timberlake's MySpace plansupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:12:00

Justin Timberlake says no to a MySpace talent show, a fire stops a Rihanna concert, and a Hollywood baby boom.

LinkedIn passes Myspace as No. 2 U.S. social networkupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 16:12:00

Despite new ownership and an injection of Justin Timberlake celebrity cachet, the bad news just keeps coming for Myspace.

CNNMoney: Retail shares in focus on StockTwitsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 12:00:00

Retailers were among the more popular topics on StockTwits on Thursday after several chains reported better-than-expected June same-store sales -- indicating that the U.S. consumer is not dead.

CNNMoney: StockTwits: Social media, Nike in focusupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 13:18:00

Chinese stocks and social media companies such as LinkedIn were among the top talked-about topics on StockTwits on Tuesday.

5 things not to say to new college graduatesupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 09:06:00

While you are congratulating some new college graduates, here are some examples of what you should not say to them.

CNNMoney: Zynga IPO coming soonupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 16:19:00

Zynga is preparing for an initial public offering, and a filing could come as early as next week, according to those with knowledge of the company's plans.

Is college worth it?updated: Fri Jun 03 2011 14:28:00

Peter Thiel offers $100 thousand fellowships to drop out of school and start a business. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

College is a waste of timeupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 14:28:00

I have been awarded a golden ticket to the heart of Silicon Valley: the Thiel Fellowship. The catch? For two years, I cannot be enrolled as a full-time student at an academic institution. For me, that's not an issue; I believe higher education is broken.

CNNMoney: Stocks end the day and week lowerupdated: Fri May 20 2011 16:50:00

U.S. stocks finished lower Friday, amid weak outlooks from retailers and as the dollar rallied on Greek debt jitters.

LinkedIn's IPO is a watershed moment for social mediaupdated: Fri May 20 2011 12:36:00

When the dust settled on LinkedIn's IPO on Thursday afternoon, the company was valued at $8.9 billion, making it worth more than household names like JC Penney, Electronic Arts and Chipotle.

CNNMoney: What LinkedIn means for Facebook IPOupdated: Fri May 20 2011 07:54:00

LinkedIn's IPO was a hit Thursday, thanks to pent-up demand for shares in tech startups.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn stock more than doubles in IPOupdated: Thu May 19 2011 16:10:00

LinkedIn shares more than doubled in their debut Thursday, a sign that investors may be eager for other hot social networking companies to soon go public.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to open higherupdated: Thu May 19 2011 08:54:00

U.S. stocks were set to edge higher at Thursday's open, as investors weigh a slightly better-than-expected report on the labor market, and await additional reports on the housing and manufacturing sectors.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn set for $350 million IPOupdated: Thu May 19 2011 05:46:00

Business social network LinkedIn priced its initial public offering at $45 a share late Wednesday -- the high end of its range.

CNNMoney: The secret life of a resumeupdated: Wed May 18 2011 10:55:00

Just where does your resume go after you hit the submit button on a job application?

CNNMoney: SecondMarket private stock deals decline as rules tightenupdated: Tue May 17 2011 15:19:00

As hot tech companies line up to test the IPO market, trading in restricted, private markets softened last quarter.

What's the best time of year for promotions?updated: Mon Apr 25 2011 10:26:00

Looking for the best time of the year to get a promotion? According to data collected and analyzed by LinkedIn, January, June and July are the most popular months for U.S. workers to receive promotions.

The do's and don'ts of job hunting onlineupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 10:09:00

You're sitting at your desk, staring at your Dilbert calendar, loathing everything from your company-distributed coffee mug to your co-worker, Earl, who is swirling his pencil in the crevices of his ear. "Time to blow this popsicle stand," you think.

LinkedIn announces Facebook-like tentacles for the Webupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 08:12:00

LinkedIn announced a new platform Wednesday for its business-focused social networking site -- offering websites and developers easy tools to embed "recommend" buttons, company-profile boxes and contact widgets on third-party websites -- as well as a way to log in to other sites using LinkedIn.

Beware, ninjas, of how you name yourself onlineupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 00:47:00

Today we are issuing a cease and desist to all you gurus, ninjas and evangelists out there. And we don't mean the real ones.

Make a clean online break with pestsupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 14:21:00

Fact: In this crazy game called life, you will encounter people with whom you won't want to engage.

How to reconnect and not be awkward or creepyupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 08:55:00

Thanks to the scary stalkability we've all given ourselves on the 'net, "Whatever happened to him/her?" has all but toppled out of our dialogue.

2009: What is LinkedIn?updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 22:29:00

CNN's Sasha Herriman gets a refresher course on LinkedIn, an online social networking site aimed at professionals.

China blocks access to LinkedInupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 22:29:00

Users in China are reporting that access to LinkedIn has been blocked throughout the country. By all indications, it seems that the popular career networking site has run afoul of the country's infamous Great Firewall.

'Like' it or not, online ads are getting personalupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 13:53:00

Is the future of online advertising one of incredibly targeted advertising based on your interests, online activities and Facebook "likes," or is it one dictated by robust privacy controls that keep those details out of the hands of marketers?

CNNMoney: LinkedIn files for IPO, reveals sales of $161 millionupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 19:20:00

Business social network LinkedIn filed for an initial public offering late Thursday, offering the first public glimpse into the finances of the seven-year-old Web company.

CNNMoney: Tech IPO market finally starts to thawupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 07:42:00

It's been seven long years since Google's IPO in 2004 -- the last time a household-name tech company managed to go public. While hotshots like Facebook and Zynga likely won't file for at least another year, moves from a handful of other high-profile ventures show that the long-frozen IPO market is starting to warm up.

CNNMoney: SecondMarket trading doubles in private company stockupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 09:43:00

Investors spent $158 million snapping up shares of privately held companies like Facebook on SecondMarket's platform last quarter -- twice the volume the exchange had just one quarter earlier.

11 job search tips for 2011updated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:31:00

It's 2011 and it's time to take control of your job search. This year, it's no longer up to companies to hire you, it's up to you to get hired. Forget about how the economy is doing. Reflect on last year if you must, but then forget about that, too.

LinkedIn's top 10 overused résumé phrasesupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 10:44:00

With national unemployment at 9.8 percent, Americans are looking for ways to make their job applications stand out.

6 crazy job search tacticsupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 10:32:00

Taking a non-traditional approach to a job search can be a good thing.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn CEO: We're adding a new user every secondupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 13:41:00

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner spilled some new statistics Wednesday highlighting the business networking site's rapid global growth.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn launches company review featureupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 11:50:00

LinkedIn announced Monday a new feature that allows users of the social networking Web site to review products and services offered by a host of big businesses.

CNNMoney: Stealth job huntingupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 10:10:00

With nearly 1 in 10 Americans out of work, most of us who are employed these days feel lucky just to have a job. But what if you sense impending layoffs? Or you're just flat-out miserable with your current gig?

When and how to 'friend' your new bud onlineupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 18:07:00

Dealing with other people is hard enough IRL ("in real life," for those among you who are not abject tech geeks). Add social media into the equation, and you have myriad opportunities to make enemies and alienate people.

Fortune: Grabbing a headhunter's attentionupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 05:02:00

It's a wonderful thought: that someone might just call you up and end your job-search woes forever.

Fortune: Souping up the site: The brains behind LinkedIn's tech upgradeupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 12:21:00

Nothing can spoil a website's success faster than its own growing pains.

Fortune: How LinkedIn will fire up your careerupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 18:14:00

If you need a job, or just want a better one, here's a number that will give you hope: 50,000. That's how many people the giant consulting firm Accenture plans to hire this year. Yes, actual jobs, with pay. It's looking for telecom consultants, finance experts, software specialists, and many more. You could be one of them -- but will Accenture find you?

Money Magazine: Job-search tool: Headhuntersupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 04:01:00

Decent job listings are pretty scarce these days -- which is why it's more important than ever to get your résumé in front of the top headhunters in your field. Executive-search professionals serve their client companies by quietly cherry-picking candidates for high-level jobs, many of which are never advertised. And if you're not on the recruiters' radar, you may miss out on prime opportunities. These strategies can help you get on the gatekeepers' good sides:

Should you fake your job references?updated: Mon Feb 15 2010 11:20:00

Every day, William Schmidt gives job seekers with a not-so-great job history, a gap on their résumé or even a criminal record, a second chance.

Courts to jurors: Stop tweetingupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 13:43:00

A federal court policy-making body is belatedly entering the internet age by proposing that judges clearly inform jurors they must not electronically discuss cases they are hearing.

CNNMoney: Twitter and LinkedIn hook upupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 11:25:00

"Guinness with Tim, Jon and Richard at LIC Bar. Great Monday night in NYC. See ya tomorrow."

Fortune: Facebook your way to a new job?updated: Wed Nov 04 2009 11:02:00

Dear Annie: I enjoyed your Sept. 30 column, and readers' comments, about how to decide whom to "friend" on Facebook. I recently joined LinkedIn, which I have heard is a terrific job-search tool, but I could really use some pointers on how to make the most of it. (I lost my old job about six weeks ago and, while my severance pay will last another couple of months, I need to step up my job hunt.)

FSB: HR by Twitterupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 05:59:00

BreakingPoint Systems, a company that provides tools for testing computer networks, could have run an ad: "Seeking marketing director with social media expertise." Instead, the 65-employee business, based in Austin, let the ideal candidate find it by using Twitter, the popular microblogging service that allows users to send messages of no more than 140 characters.

Fortune: How LinkedIn's founder got startedupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 05:29:00

My dad wouldn't let me have a computer because he didn't think it was relevant. I was in college before I actually got one. I think if he knew then what he knows now, I would have had one much earlier.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn's startup story: Connecting the business worldupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 10:24:00

In Silicon Valley, it's all about knowing the right people.

CNNMoney: I found my job on Twitterupdated: Tue May 12 2009 13:51:00

In today's tough job market, it's critical to stand out. So how to make sure your application gets noticed: A flawless cover letter? Killer résumé? Glowing reference from the CEO? Not even. In the worst job market in 25 years, building an online presence is crucial to getting a job. Who you connect to, "follow" and "friend" can be just as important as conventional tools like résumés.

Money Magazine: Networking for people who hate to networkupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 06:14:00

Let's face it, very few people enjoy networking. Even for social butterflies, it's a chore; for those of us who are shy, it's as painful as chapped lips on a windy day.

Fortune: When the jobs are hiddenupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:31:00

David Perry, a longtime headhunter, says you're wasting your time if you're looking for job postings online. And he should know: he's often the guy on the other side helping companies lure new talent. Perry, who's based in Ottawa, says that in the last 22 years he has accomplished 996 searches totaling $172 million in salary. And the bottom line in today's economy, he says, is you have to tap the "hidden job market."

Fortune: Recession lifts social networking site LinkedInupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 12:26:00

Looking for an online mirror of American economic woes? Check out the professional social networking site LinkedIn, where activity from Lehman Brothers employees and ex-workers spiked 315% from August to September of last year, when the bank was going through bankruptcy proceedings. LinkedIn's fastest growing region? Detroit.

Social networking sites dos and don'tsupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 09:04:00

Certain predicted technological revolutions are more myth than reality. LinkedIn: The Site That Likes a Bad Economyupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 20:30:00

The tanking economy is bad for employment. Ergo, it's good for LinkedIn.

CNNMoney: Tips for minimum wage earnersupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 16:11:00

The Federal minimum wage is increasing to $6.55 an hour today. But for most folks facing higher prices on everything from a gallon of milk to a gallon of gas, it's still getting harder to make ends meet.

Fortune: Web 2.0 gets down to businessupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 13:55:00

Remember where electronic mail was 15 years ago? If you didn't already have an e-mail address, you probably knew someone who did. And if you were sending and receiving e-mail, you'd probably discovered that it could be a game-changing business tool.

Fortune: 7 tips for job hunting in a tougher marketupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 07:15:00

With the U.S. economy apparently getting ready to take one of its cyclical snoozes, employers are more hesitant to take on new hires than they were even just three or four months ago - and the recent uptick in unemployment means more competition for each opening. That doesn't mean you need to give up on the idea of looking for a new job. In fact, if your company is going through a merger or seems likely to announce layoffs, your best bet may be to start your job search right away.

CNNMoney: Recession 101updated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:08:00

Unemployment is soaring, foreclosures are mounting and Americans are having more trouble paying off their loans - and that's stoking fears of a recession. We'll tell you what you need to know about the R-word.

Fortune: Why you'll finally use LinkedInupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 11:41:00

For years, I've been befuddled by LinkedIn. I knew it was supposed to be the social network for work, but to me it was like war. "What is it good for?" I asked myself repeatedly, even as I occasionally poked around and accepted requests to link with people. I belonged to it, but I really didn't know why.

Money Magazine: Create your own 'network effect'updated: Tue Dec 04 2007 09:50:00

Social networks like and might seem a little intimidating when you first try them. But if you build a profile and start connecting with people, you'll get in the swing.

Fortune: New FaceBook feature challenges LinkedInupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 10:19:00

A seemingly innocuous change is coming to Facebook that could pose a threat to business networking site LinkedIn: the ability to separate your work "friends" from your social ones.

Money Magazine: You oughta be in Facebookupdated: Sun Sep 23 2007 23:15:00

Not a week goes by, it seems, that someone from my past doesn't invite me to join the ranks on the professional networking site LinkedIn. I get pinged by old girlfriends, former classmates and onetime colleagues. I've never felt so wanted.

CNNMoney: The social networking electionupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 02:47:00

Consider the Web site LinkedIn a late entry into the already crowded 2008 presidential race.

CNNMoney: Get a better paying jobupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 00:45:00

Although last week's job numbers were disappointing, a new survey by Manpower indicates the job market will remain steady and cautious. About 27 percent of companies will increase their workforce, while 9 percent plan on cutting their payrolls.

Business 2.0: Want a job at Google? Try these brainteasers firstupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:17:00

Dream of landing a coding job at an A-list tech company? It might be a good idea to prep for your interviews by pondering how many golf balls can fit inside a school bus. Or how much you would charge for washing all the windows in Seattle. Or why, exactly, manhole covers are round and not, say, square.

Business 2.0: Tech's New Kingmakersupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00


Business 2.0: The Missing Linkupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 18:05:00

At a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View, Calif., two 30-something men anxiously await the arrival of Reid Hoffman, one of Silicon Valley's most sought-after angel investors. It's 4:30 on a Sunday ...

CNNMoney: LinkedIn connects with $12.8 millionupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 03:50:00

LinkedIn, a company that runs a popular online service that allows people to share business contact information, announced Monday that it has raised $12.8 million from two prominent venture capital firms.

CNNMoney: 2007: Return of the dot-com IPO?updated: Fri Dec 22 2006 09:08:00

Dot-com mania is back...kind of.

Business 2.0: Anatomy of a Business Hookupupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 11:57:00

Reid Hoffman's angel investment in Flickr, now owned by Yahoo, is an example of how deals get made via LinkedIn connections.

CNNMoney: Customer surveys on the cheapupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 17:00:00

Want to find out what your customers are thinking for less than what a Madison Avenue consultant spends in a year on his lattes? Consider the case of Konstantin Guericke, the co-founder of LinkedIn, an online network that professionals can use to find new clients or pick up leads on jobs.

Five high-tech tricks to ease job searchupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 08:14:00

It seems like just about everything and everyone has gone high tech. From refrigerators with built-in computers to high-powered handheld devices, technology is touching nearly every aspect of our lives. The job search process is no exception.

FSB: You Had a Friendupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

If you are at all like me--and I can find that out simply by reviewing your online profile at Friendster, LinkedIn, Tribe, or some other social-networking startup--you're probably beginning to regr...

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