The addition of an #in hashtag was an easy and effective way to edit tweets into LinkedIn without alienating that network with every tweet, er, ‘tweeted’. But with Twitter’s recently added features such as threaded conversations and expandable tweets not showing up on users’ LinkedIn pages, Twitter decided to pull the plug. Continue reading
According to the company, Soocial’s contact management and universal contact synchronisation will improve user experience on Viadeo’s network and allow members to sync their contacts across more than 500 platforms, messaging services and devices, including PCs and smartphones. Continue reading
While LinkedIn sits comfortably on its pile of money after this year’s IPO, other companies in the space are challenging its hegemony by targeting markets where LinkedIn is weak.
One such company is Viadeo, sometimes referred to as the ‘French LinkedIn’. It announced at today’s TechCrunch Disrupt in Beijing that it now has 40 million members, and expanding in China after acquiring leading Chinese professional social network Tianji in 2009. Continue reading