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    The pursuit of love on LinkedIn

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  1. MBA blog

    August 7, 2014

    Web chat: Jennifer Whitten and Jared Barlow

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 16:12 on 7 Aug 2014.Welcome to the Financial Times web chat with...

  2. August 4, 2014

    LinkedIn pays nearly $6m to settle labour violations

    LinkedIn has agreed to pay almost $6m in wages and damages after an investigation found the social network for professionals...

  3. August 3, 2014

    Footloose frustration

    Andrew Hill’s column last week argued managers are still likely to see poaching of their staff as an annoyance, in spite of...

  4. July 31, 2014

    LinkedIn jumps as earnings beat forecast

    LinkedIn beat expectations in its second quarter, sending shares in the social network for professionals up by up to 12 per...

  5. July 30, 2014

    Rising sales and job cut plan boost Amgen

    The biotech sector was lifted on Wednesday by better than expected results from one of the industry’s bellwethers as well as...

  6. July 28, 2014

    LinkedIn boss is wrong about poaching rivals’ employees

    In the 1970s you could buy a hippy-ish poster of a bird flying towards a lurid sunset, with the maxim: “If you love...

  7. July 9, 2014

    Review: The Alliance, by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh

    If the hype is to be believed, you can see the future in Silicon Valley. In that part of California, youthful geniuses start...

  8. June 8, 2014

    Online preparations for the big job hunt

    Companies are increasingly including platforms such as LinkedIn in their hiring process, and students are updating their...

  9. June 2, 2014

    US companies warn on foreign tax threat

    US multinationals face a threat of “unprecedented taxes on trade and investment” from efforts to close gaps in the...

  10. May 21, 2014

    Global brands: Social media add value and become ever more mobile

    Social media companies have spread beyond teenagers to become an integral part of the lives of billions, with brands such as...

  11. May 7, 2014

    London lures record number of tech companies

    More US and Chinese companies and a record number of technology businesses made investments in London during the past year,...

  12. May 2, 2014

    Wynn Resorts gains on Macau gambling data

    Wynn Resorts led a surging casino industry on Friday as the latest gambling figures from Macau, the world’s gaming hub,...

  13. May 1, 2014

    LinkedIn shares dip on lower guidance

    LinkedIn swung to a loss in the first quarter and issued subdued guidance for a second consecutive earnings statement,...

  14. May 1, 2014

    Like Formula One, LinkedIn levels the field ... up to a point

    Lewis Hamilton has triumphed in Shanghai, and we are now in the middle of a three-week hiatus before the Formula One family...

  15. April 24, 2014

    The LinkedIn crowd decoded

    Finding a needle in a haystack is no mean feat. Imagine, then, a haystack where each individual strand of hay is desperately...

  16. March 25, 2014

    Advisers cautious about social media

    Nearly three-quarters of FT 400 advisers have profiles on networking site LinkedIn, but some top performers doubt whether...

  17. March 19, 2014

    Smart questions root out CV liars

    It’s the episode of The Apprentice everyone looks forward to, when the remaining candidates face the interviewers, their CVs...

  18. MBA blog

    February 19, 2014

    Would Machiavelli use social media?

    This Valentine’s Day weekend which also coincided with my birthday was different this time around. I felt the pains of being...

  19. February 6, 2014

    LinkedIn disappoints with subdued outlook

    Shares in LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, fell as much as 11 per cent in after-hours trading after investors...

  20. February 2, 2014

    LinkedIn targets growth in China

    The one major US social network not blocked in China is starting to expand its presence in the world’s most populous nation....

  21. January 27, 2014

    US reaches data deal with technology companies

    The Obama administration has reached an agreement with leading technology companies that allows them to give customers more...

  22. FT Alphaville

    January 27, 2014

    This is nuts. When's the crash?

    Google is spending maybe $400m on a was kid. From recode on Monday… Google is shelling out $400 million to buy a secretive...

  23. January 22, 2014

    Putting a price on your contacts

    When Boardex started mapping the professional relationships between prominent business people, the London-based company was...

  24. January 17, 2014

    Costs of Target’s cyber attack have finally hit home

    When the US retailer Target announced that millions of customers’ data had been stolen in a cyber attack last month, I was...

  25. December 30, 2013

    Threat to Facebook’s dominance lessened as adults mix social sites

    A new report suggests people are not deserting Facebook to use other sites but combining use of the social network with one...

  26. December 23, 2013

    LinkedIn sets sights on recruitment trade

    LinkedIn, the online professional network revolutionising recruiting, plans to use the data it has amassed from more than...

  27. December 15, 2013

    LinkedIn: The curse of the phantom online employees

    Did not get that job at Google? No problem. You can still become an employee – at least on LinkedIn. All you have to do is...

  28. November 29, 2013

    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn target small business advertising

    Fancy a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey? How about some horse hair jewellery? Small businesses are using...

  29. November 20, 2013

    A great awakening – or jobs spam?

    Being offered a job out of the blue used to be a buzz experienced by only the chosen few. It was an ego-boost for the elite...

  30. November 11, 2013

    Social media: Firms warm to LinkedIn but find benefits hard to quantify

    Consultants have always spent a considerable amount of time promoting their ideas and expertise by speaking at conferences...

  31. November 6, 2013

    Social media: Headhunters’ traditional skills survive in world of web-based tools

    GQR Global Markets matches faces with roles in financial markets across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific. On the surface, the...

  32. October 29, 2013

    Recruiters help LinkedIn beat expectations

    Recruiters hunting for candidates online helped LinkedIn beat expectations in its third quarter as it tries to transform...

  33. October 23, 2013

    So what is it you do exactly, darling?

    First it was our daughters, then our sons and, in some cases, even dogs. Now it is the turn of our mothers and fathers....

  34. October 23, 2013

    Candidates wary of using social media to apply for jobs

    Online social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter might be growing in importance for jobseekers, employers and recruiters,...

  35. October 4, 2013

    US exchanges fight for Twitter’s listing

    Twitter has yet to disclose where it will list shares in its $1bn initial public offering, leaving open the question of...

  36. FT Long Short

    October 4, 2013

    Valuing Twitter

    Investors have used all sorts of valuation models in the past 20 years. Which to use for Twitter, now that it is preparing...

  37. October 4, 2013

    Twitter woos investors with safe sales pitch

    Twitter seeks a chorus of approval Boring is good. That is the message that Twitter has attempted to project on its path to...

  38. October 3, 2013

    Exchanges divided by dual-class shares

    Mr Tradition, Mr Innovation, Mrs Practical and Ms Future sound like characters from the card game Happy Families. In fact,...

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