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Gigya to integrate elements from Google+ in its 'social infrastrcture' Photo: AP
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Israelis sign deals with Google, LinkedIn

Graduway, which develops alumni networks, enters strategic relationship with professional social networking website LinkedIn. Google announces agreement with Gigya, which provides 'social infrastructure' for websites of major businesses

Sagi Cohen
Published: 04.25.13, 13:51 / Israel Business

Two Israeli startup companies have signed promising cooperation agreements with Google and LinkedIn.


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The first company, Graduway, has developed an internal social network for universities, which derives information from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The alumni network allows the institution's graduates to keep in touch.


The company has signed a strategic agreement with LinkedIn, the professional social networking website which is valued at more than $18 billion and has some 200 million members.


As part of the agreement, Graduway users will be able to connect to LinkedIn and used the website to find a job and meet business partners.


Google has announced a partnership with Israeli company Gigya, which provides a "social infrastructure" for websites of major businesses, embedding elements related to social networks.


Some 1.5 billion people use Gigya's tools, and the company's customers include the Walmart and Adidas websites. Now Gigya will integrate elements from Google+ as well.



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