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Dice income up 70%, OpenWeb expands

Dice Holdings’ $27.6 million net income for 2014 exceeded the prior year by nearly 70 percent, according to the company’s Q4 and end-of-year 2014 earnings release. The company owns the tech jobs site Dice.com, which advertised 80,000 positions daily in 2014. Its Energy and Healthcare segments showed the best 2014 boost in revenue, with Energy up 30 percent year over year (YOY), and...

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Pinterest buys Kosei to target ads

Pinterest continues to move toward marketplace, and revenue building of its own. Its most recent step in that direction is the acquisition of Kosei, a new Calif.-based recommendation engine. The Pinterest engineering blog explains: The future of machine learning at Pinterest January 21, 2015 “One of the key ways we provide relevant and scalable solutions is through building...

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Twitter car buys not soon, says Twitter

According to Twitter marketing manager Ori Carmel the purchase of large ticket items such as cars by way of Twitter is going to be a long time coming, and might not happen at all. AdWeek reported on Carmel’s presentation at the Mobile Marketer’s Mobile FirstLook: Strategy 2015 conference in New York. “I don’t see a whole lot of people fully converting on bigger purchase items...

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LinkedIn to aid employee referrals

At the same time that Facebook announced its new Facebook at Work private-beta platform trial, we heard that  LinkedIn is about to introduce the first stage of a new application that connects co-workers, and helps them share job openings to their network. While it doesn’t seem to be a direct part of its Talent Solutions platform, the unnamed co-worker connection surely suggests a...

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Angelist had great funding, hiring year

Angelist crowdsourcer and hiring site for startups had an amazing 2014, including its largest-ever funding – used-vehicle online marketplace Beepi’s $12.7 million from more than 80 contributors. It also helped put job seekers together with hiring startups. This past year 115,000 candidates and 8,000 young firms resulted in 200,000 matches. Other funded notables: Brand new online...

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Apploi heads across U.S., gets $7 mil

Video-focused recruitment mobile app Apploi has received $7 million in Series A funding from three private investors. Now in 36 U.S. states, the service-industry hiring tool plans to be nationwide by the end of the summer, according to TechCrunch. We talked with an Apploi spokesperson when it launched its holiday hiring road trip, Million4Christmas – an effort to get one million...

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