Social media use in South Africa is exploding with winners and losers in the space, according to a new study.

Social media use in South Africa is exploding with winners and losers in the space, according to a new study.

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LinkedIn to cough up $6m over wage violations

2014-08-05 12:46

LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly $6m in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees after a US investigation found it had failed to pay them properly.

LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

2014-04-18 21:43

The career-focused social network LinkedIn has announced it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the US.

Social network for real-time connections

2014-01-30 18:08

Walk into a room of people, and your smartphone can tell if you have a connection to any of them, if it can find the right data.

Twitter shares debut up 92% to hit $50

2013-11-07 18:23

Twitter shares have soared 92% in their first day of trading on the NewYork Stock Exchange as investors snapped up shares in themicro-blogging site, pushing its market value to a heady $25bn.

LinkedIn made easy

2013-08-25 14:45

Networking with intent is indispensable to your career, says Ian Mann.

LinkedIn to buy news app Pulse

2013-03-12 10:05

Career-focused social network LinkedIn is buying the news reading app-maker Pulse in a deal valued at between $50m and $100m, according to a report.

Tech stars hit YouTube for Obama

2012-10-19 22:14

Luminaries from the technology sector have launched the first in a series of online videos supporting President Barack Obama, in the latest effort of the "Tech for Obama" group.

LinkedIn working with FBI

2012-06-08 20:10

LinkedIn Corp is working with the FBI as the social network for job seekers and professionals investigates the theft of 6.4 million member passwords.

LinkedIn investigating stolen passwords

2012-06-06 22:25

LinkedIn is investigating reports of 6 million stolen passwords.


LinkedIn fired up as hiring drives profit

2014-10-31 12:10

Corporate networking site LinkedIn has reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.

In China, LinkedIn must beat local rivals

2014-06-16 13:30

After taking a social media drubbing in the West for accepting self-censorship in China, LinkedIn faces obstacles to growth in a market it is counting on.

LinkedIn to launch site in Chinese

2014-02-25 13:21

LinkedIn is launching its site in simplified Chinese, as it works to expand in the country with the world's largest Internet population.

Calls for US to reform surveillance laws

2013-12-09 15:18

Leading US-based technology companies have called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following revelations by Edward Snowden.

Social media can help sales - expert

2013-10-20 14:48

A senior official of Sage ERP Africa and the Middle East says the rise of social media brings a new dynamic to the sales environment of any organisation.

LinkedIn aims to build on its resume

2013-05-14 10:17

LinkedIn and Facebook will celebrate the anniversaries of their initial public offerings just a few days apart this week.

LinkedIn passes two million in SA

2012-12-11 14:25

Professional networking website LinkedIn has announced it has signed up more than two million South African professionals.

Obama topples Bieber's influence score

2012-08-15 16:53

Until recently, Justin Bieber was more influential than Barack Obama - at least in the world of Klout, the web start-up that claims to measure people's online influence using an algorithm.

Password breach spreads beyond LinkedIn

2012-06-08 14:13

More websites, including, have admitted security breaches after LinkedIn said some of its members' passwords were stolen, and experts are warning of various email scams.

Job-hunt via social media

2012-06-03 10:57

The widespread use of social media is becoming a powerful force in many job searches.

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