LinkedIn announced today a program to support employee innovation projects within the company.
LinkedIn users have long used the professional networking site to tout their credentials, network, and search for employment opportunities. Thanks to a new plug-in, which debuted Monday, they can now apply for jobs directly via LinkedIn.
Professional networking site LinkedIn is making its entry into the news arena, announcing the beta launch of LinkedIn Today, which aggregates the most-shared headlines related to multiple industries by members of the network.
LinkedIn Today users can sort their news by connections, industry, and the overall network, as well as seeing what their connections are reading. Up to 22 industries can be followed, as can specific news sources.
The product is also deeply integrated with Twitter, allowing users to Tweet trending news to their Twitter accounts, post it to their LinkedIn Groups, or email it to their connections.
LinkedIn also announced the release of version 3.6 of its iPhone app, which includes LinkedIn Today.