hi there and welcome to your brain boost.linkedin acquired lynda.com, the relatively boring training site for 1.5billion dollars recently and the reports that i've seen have shown that revenuefrom linda within linkedin has been pretty strong. interestingly, on a recent conferencecall, linkedin founder, jeff weiner said that he sees using lynda's technologystack to host internal training videos for companies on linkedin. that way,human resources can track --through linkedin-- what their employees havelearned. i think that linkedin will open up lynda tothird-party contractor content providers
like eazl. they're going to try to getlinkedin users to take more courses directly on linkedin. you can listen tojeff weiner talk about this in a link in the description of the video. earlierthis year, linkedin acquired connectifier, a machine learning company thathelps bring ai to recruitment on linkedin. linkedin will be integratingthis technology into their offerings for recruiters who use linkedin and nowthey're starting to do things like enable recruiters to click a button thathas linkedin match the qualities of the employees at the recruiter's company with talent profiles on the linkedin network more broadly. similarly, linkedin has launcheda service called pro finder, where people
looking to hire someone can get matchedwith freelancers based on the hiring person's profile data and therequirements of the job. linkedin is also becoming very expensivefor non-enterprise users. they started more aggressively limiting the amount ofprofiles that non-paid users can search in a given month. what this means is that for freelancers,jobseekers, and small businesspeople, linkedin is much more difficult to useto build a professional network unless you pay. while linkedin premium used to cost $20 a month, now premium packages are in the range of$50-60 per month. if
you think about that, that's over $500 a year, which is a lot of money for small business people. iwouldn't be surprised if people start to
hire car employment sydney,use other social technologies to buildtheir professional networks. if you're interested in more originalcontent from eazl, visit the eazl blog right now at eazlblog.com and i will see you next week at 10 a.m. pacific time foranother brain boost.