(The Hosting News) – Professional social networking site, LinkedIn, is shutting down three of its services as a way to focus on overall experiences rather than “individual products” , announced the company on its blog.
“This year, LinkedIn is committing to the concept of focus more than ever. We are making large, long-term investments on a few big bets, and in order to ensure their success, we need to concentrate on fewer things. Our goal is to provide our members with seamless experiences – not just individual products – that will help them become more productive and successful professionals. “
As of March 7th, LinkedIn Intro, a service launched in 2013 to bring LinkedIn profiles to iPhone emails, will no longer be available.
Users will have until March 7th to uninstall Intro and convert back to their former email accounts.
Slidecast, a service that allows SlideShare members to upload audio presentations, will be shutting down on April 30th.
Slidecast members will be able to download presentations until April 30th, and then they can share non-audio parts of presentations on SlideShare.net.
Additionally, the LinkedIn iPad app on iOS versions older than 6.0 will be removed as of February 18th as a way to encourage users to download the latest app version from iTunes and Google Play.
“This increased focus will allow us to commit more resources toward fewer products and continue to deliver even better experiences for our members.”