No.1 Hunting App Pealk Secured By LinkedIn Rival, Viadeo
Professional networking site Viadeo has announced that it has attained the “#1 Hunting App”, Pealk.
Viadeo is a site which is similar to LinkedIn and has around 50 million worldwide users. Professionals use the social network to enhance career prospects and discover business opportunities.
Pealk was designed so that HR and managers of businesses could extract desirable profiles from LinkedIn accounts. The app gives users the ability to thoroughly search through results in order to find the right candidate for a particular role.
The video below was made when Pealk was used by LinkedIn.
Because Pealk was built and formed on LinkedIn, after it’s exile from the social network, the company suspended the app indefinitely. Viadeo today however have acquired the app for what will likely be a price much less than the founder of Pealk would have hoped for.
In a press statement, the CEO of Pealk, Boris Golden said that: “We’re very proud and pleased with this buyout, which we consider to be the happy ending to an exciting adventure.”
“It’s also the beginning of a new adventure for us, since there are plenty of applications just waiting to be invented that will give professionals more ways to unlock Viadeo’s full potential!”
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