LinkedIn data sheds light on what makes an entrepreneur

Ask 10 people what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Ask LinkedIn, on the other hand, and you'll get a pretty detailed picture complete with schools

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

LinkedIn responds to backlash from new social advertisements

LinkedIn will make changes to a "social advertising" feature that sparked criticism for using members' names and photographs in advertisements on its Web site.After a day of mounting criticism, the social networking service

Published on: August 12th, 2011 James Niccolai

Spiceworks gives users a taste of new e-commerce feature

Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks Inc. is adding a dash of new e-commerce features to its unique recipe blending social networking and free software, a move it hopes will lure more Canadian users to its

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Christine Wong

Battle of the sexes: social networking edition

Which gender reigns supreme in the world of online professional networking? According to new data from LinkedIn, it's the men-both in the United States and across the globe.The reason: According to Nicole Williams,

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Kristin Burnham and Nestor Arellano

New LinkedIn head in Canada looking to continue momentum

LinkedIn Corp. has a new boss in Canada, the company announced June 16, as it celebrates its first year anniversary here. Brian Church, formerly LinkedIn’s Canadian director of hiring solutions, will now be

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Video Rewind: LinkedIn hits the stock market this Thursday

Many professionals know LinkedIn as the social network for professionals, where you invest your time and hope for returns to come from your business network. Soon, it may also be known as a

Published on: May 17th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

What is your market validation plan?

By Peter Hanschke Here’s the situation: Your development team is busy creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). You have people off in all directions trying to secure some funding. But do you have a

Published on: April 28th, 2011 IDG News Service

Google +1 experiment a new bid for control over the social Web

Google announced this week a new social search feature called +1. The new offering competes in some ways with Facebook's "Like" button.By clicking on an optional new +1 button on your Google search

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Top four Firefox add-ons for business users

Many businesses have switched away from Internet Explorer in the past few years, and while Firefox is a popular tool in the corporate world, few workers exploit its full power. However, just a handful of free extensions

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Kier Thomas

Make LinkedIn your company’s best friend in 4 easy steps

Visitors to Websites tailored more toward business professionals than consumers are increasingly choosing to log in using their existing LinkedIn identities, said social tool provider Gigya.In fact, whereas only three per cent of

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

LinkedIn reveals best time to ask for a promotion

If you didn't get promoted last month, don't lose heart – you still have eight more months this year to convince your boss that you've been working smart and hard, according to LinkedIn.The

Published on: February 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Three LinkedIn strategies to boost business

Susan Varty didn't plan to publish a short book based on the informative responses she collected on her question posted to LinkedIn, but she's glad she did.The principal consultant at Toronto-based Wordtree Consulting

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Insurance brokers need more Facebook friends, say experts

Fast-paced technology changes and social networking trends such as using Facebook for business have many Canadian insurance brokers in a quandary. “Brokers are having a difficult time adopting to technology because change is

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Connecting with Jonathan Lister, LinkedIn Canada chief

Define meta? Jonathan Lister says he was recruited for LinkedIn Canada's first country manager post through the professional network itself. It makes you wonder if his previous employer, Google Canada had found him

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson