SOURCE: XING AG

September 27, 2007 14:01 ET

XING Brings Professional Profiles to the Next Level

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and HAMBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) -


--  Single-page profiles contain both professional and personal
    information
--  Users can promote other online profiles on their XING profiles
--  Ability to personalize individual profiles
--  Profile targeting facilitates better connections
    

The international business networking platform XING (www.xing.com) continues to extend global networking with a new type of member profile that unifies motivations for networking. Starting next weekend, XING members will be able to include more personal and professional information in their profiles, all presented on a single page. Uniquely, XING's new profiles also allow users to list other online profiles they may have and provide direct links to these profiles. These include for instance: Amazon, eBay, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, del.icio.us, Last.fm, Dopplr, Photobucket and Digg. In this way, XING can now be used to promote the many virtual identities that a XING member might have. XING's new "edit in place" technology will also allow XING members to make changes to one or many data fields without leaving the main profile page. Furthermore, a new motivations field allows XING members to indicate why they use the platform, making it easier for members to find others they are searching for. Members can approach each other in a more targeted manner, and discussions can be linked to specific information contained in their profiles.

New profile fields will also allow members to indicate the type of company they work for as well as the company size and position held, including projects and areas of responsibility for both past and present companies. The new profile also includes fields where awards and additional qualifications can be entered.

About XING:

XING makes your professional network an active part of your life. Far more than a directory of business contacts, XING enables its members to discover professional people, opportunities and privileges through its unique discovery capability and advanced contact management tools.

With the successful IPO of XING as the first Web 2.0 company to go public, XING AG has had a long-term impact on the social networking trend amongst professionals. By focusing on the target group "business people worldwide," the Company is able to offer tailored features, thereby making networking and contact management simpler. Besides Headquarters in Hamburg, XING AG is also represented with offices in Barcelona (eConozco, Neurona), Beijing and Zurich.

XING. Powering Relationships.

Contact Information

  • XING Media Contacts:

    US:
    Kathy Johnson
    Consort Partners
    415-823-9566
    Email Contact

    Global:
    Daniela Hinrichs
    XING AG
    VP Corporate Communications
    01149-40-419-131-19
    Email Contact