In the News: LinkedIn Launches Freelancer Marketplace, Facebook Adds Messenger Lite

LinkedIn is already the premier social network for business owners and professionals. And now, the platform is adding a new freelance marketplace to help businesses find freelance workers and freelancers find work. Additionally, Facebook announced a change this week that could make its Messenger app accessible to more consumers around […]

Microsoft Seeks EU Approval for $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition

Microsoft sought EU antitrust approval on Friday for its $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn, a spokesman said on Friday, kicking off a month-long review by regulators of its largest deal. “We filed today,” company spokesman Robin Koch said. He said the European Commission has set a November 22 deadline […]

LinkedIn ProFinder Offers New Freelance Marketplace for the Gig Economy

ProFinder is a new professional services marketplace that LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is piloting across the U.S. It is a “freelancer for hire” site similar to Fiverr, Flexjobs or Upwork, designed to help businesses find local freelance talent. How LinkedIn ProFinder Works To request a service, the business owner or manager goes to […]