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posted by martyb on Friday October 15 2021, @07:17PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the un-linked dept.

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China:

Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, saying having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging.

It comes after the career-networking site faced questions for blocking the profiles of some journalists.

LinkedIn will launch a jobs-only version of the site, called InJobs, later this year.

But this will not include a social feed or the ability to share or post articles.

LinkedIn senior vice-president Mohak Shroff blogged: "We're facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China."

And the firm said in a statement: "While we are going to sunset the localised version of LinkedIn in China later this year, we will continue to have a strong presence in China to drive our new strategy and are excited to launch the new InJobs app later this year."

Also at CNBC:

LinkedIn was the last major U.S. social network still operating in China.

See also: Here's the Biggest Loser From LinkedIn's China Departure


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @07:37PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @07:37PM (#1187361)

    Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China
    [...]
    LinkedIn will launch a jobs-only version of the site, called InJobs, later this year.

    How about a version for Uyghur slave labor called "ChainedUp"?

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @07:53PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @07:53PM (#1187366)

      "Great camp, wonderfully effective masters; would get whipped here again!"
      Oh wait, that's Yelp! (which is apt as well since that's what they do every time they get whipped)

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @08:40PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @08:40PM (#1187377)

        The only American job is selling girl guide crackers.

        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @09:35PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @09:35PM (#1187390)

          Girl Scout cookies, you foreigner!

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @12:21PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @12:21PM (#1187478)

          Sure it isn't American Red Snapper?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @08:09PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @08:09PM (#1187369)

      Oh no... Retaining "LinkedIn" for that purpose would be a much better name-choice.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @09:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @09:03PM (#1187382)

      How do you gulag in?

  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @09:01PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @09:01PM (#1187381)

    now if they could just shut down the rest of the microsoft industrial complex

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @10:17PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @10:17PM (#1187392)

      Linkedin is completely fucking useless.

      I haven't had one job offer in 10 years and, wow, I was mentioned in 8 searches this week in their bullshit email to convince me to check their website.

      It's a social networking site for recruitment 'consultants'.

      My current job was found via word of mouth from a personal acquaintance.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @12:32AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @12:32AM (#1187413)

        It has been my lifelong experience that 9 out of 10 jobs are filled by "word of mouth from a personal acquaintance". I don't just mean jobs I've had, but every job I've seen get filled at anywhere I've worked.
        It's why you should be as pleasant and professional as possible to your coworkers when you leave, voluntary or not. They are the people who control whether you get that job offer years later.

      • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Saturday October 16 2021, @05:44AM

        by mhajicek (51) on Saturday October 16 2021, @05:44AM (#1187441)

        I've had a few jobs come through LinkedIn. The best one was a professional acquaintance who re-found me there.

        --
        The spacelike surfaces of time foliations can have a cusp at the surface of discontinuity. - P. Hajicek
  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @10:55PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 15 2021, @10:55PM (#1187401)

    MS: China is too complicated, we're going home.
    Apple: Fuck you, Uyghurs, no stinking Koran for you. That good enough, CCP?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @04:49AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @04:49AM (#1187437)

      If you would prefer MS and Apple (aka the wealthy owners aka the bourgeois) to make the rules, please refer to history to see how that worked out.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by NateMich on Saturday October 16 2021, @01:12AM

    by NateMich (6662) on Saturday October 16 2021, @01:12AM (#1187418)

    But this will not include a social feed or the ability to share or post articles.

    To be honest, that sounds considerably better than what they have now.

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @02:31AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 16 2021, @02:31AM (#1187428)

    Microsoft... facebook... all these damn articles about pre-millenial software companies. We should try to throw in some nice AT&T or Bell Labs articles to round the week out.

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by canopic jug on Saturday October 16 2021, @03:37AM

    by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 16 2021, @03:37AM (#1187434) Journal

    It's been reported in many articles that M$ is not dropping Linked-In, just its web interface, and instead moving its Chinese used over to a dedicated "app". From the summary:

    And the firm said in a statement: "While we are going to sunset the localised version of LinkedIn in China later this year, we will continue to have a strong presence in China to drive our new strategy and are excited to launch the new InJobs app later this year."

    It's probably an Electron "app" at that. Either way "apps" allow for much finer grained control and surveillance than the regular, javascript-laden web interface and ties the identity even more closely to the registered smartphone.

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    Money is not free speech. Elections should not be auctions.
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