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Facebook seen planning new Pro edition to rival LinkedIn

November 18, 2014

Fortune

Facebook Inc. [fortune-stock symbol=”FB”] is planning a new product aimed at professionals, in an effort to compete with Google Drive, LinkedIn and Microsoft Office (and maybe end the stigma of being seen as nothing more than a distraction at the workplace).

Citing people familiar with the matter, The Financial Times said the new ‘Facebook at Work’ would allow users to chat with colleagues, build catalogs of contacts and collaborate on documents–core functions of LinkedIn and Google Drive.

It said Facebook had begun testing the product with companies as its launch approaches, after more than a year of development.

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The company will have some headwinds to work against: many employers ban its social network at the workplace due to concerns about lost productivity. It will also have to persuade corporate customers that it can be trusted with their data, after a series of damaging revelations about its policy towards…

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2 Comments
  1. Renard Moreau permalink

    [ Smiles ] I think that LinkedIn is in a class by themselves; they are unique and cannot be toppled by Facebook.

  2. Well, I don’t know how much LinkedIn needs to worry. Hugs, Barbara

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