All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘LinkedIn’

LinkedIn Tells You More About Who’s Viewing Your Profile

LinkedIn announced that it’s providing users with a lot more information about who has been viewing their profiles. Apparently in preparation for the launch, the company announced last week that users can now block other members from viewing their profiles, which had been a highly requested feature. With new analytics features, the company says it can tell you, for example, …

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LinkedIn Now Lets You Block People

LinkedIn announced that users can now block other members. According to the company, this has unsurprisingly been a highly requested feature. “I come to you today to assure you that your concerns were heard loud and clear,” writes LinkedIn Trust & Safety head Paul Rockwell in the LinkedIn Help Center (via TechCrunch). “We built this feature not only because it …

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LinkedIn Is Letting Everyone Use Its Publisher Platform

LinkedIn announced that it is opening up its publishing platform – previously only available to “Influencers” like Richard Branson and Conan O’Brien – to all members. Now, when you publish a post on LinkedIn, the content becomes part of your profile, and is shared with your trusted network. According to LinkedIn, it “has the ability to reach the largest group …

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Conan O’Brien Discusses Turning Down Microsoft CEO Job On LinkedIn

Conan O’Brien took to LinkedIn to explain why he turned down the Microsoft CEO job, which was recently awarded to longtime staffer Satya Nadella. This is Conan’s fifth LinkedIn post since becoming a “LinkedIn Influencer” last fall. Conan congratulates Nadella on his new role, telling him he was “the right second choice.” He continues: Sure, the Microsoft board never technically …

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Get Better At Using LinkedIn Recruiter

LinkedIn is out to get people using LinkedIn Recruiter more by simply showing them how to take advantage of it better. The professional social network has begun a new video series called LinkedIn Minutes, which provide short tips on how to use different LinkedIn tools. The first sub-series of this is out, and deals with Recruiter: Presumably, LinkedIn will offer …

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LinkedIn Shutters Intro and Slidecast in Order to ‘Concentrate on Fewer Things’

Less than 4 months ago, LinkedIn launched a new email tool that looked pretty promising. They called it LinkedIn Intro, and it basically allowed users to opt-in to letting the company inject LinkedIn content (pictures, profile info, etc) into incoming emails. Although an interesting idea, we noted at the time that it had some security experts pulling their hair out. …

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LinkedIn Releases Earnings, Announces Acquisition Of Bright

LinkedIn just released its Q4 and full year 2013 earnings, and announced an agreement to acquire data insights provider Bright for $120 million – 73% stock and 27% cash. “What LinkedIn does best is connect talent with opportunity at massive scale,” said Deep Nishar, SVP of Products and User Experience. “By leveraging Bright’s data-driven matching technology, machine-learning algorithms and domain …

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Being Santa Claus Is Harder Than It Looks

Most people probably think that mall Santas have a pretty easy gig. All they have to do is listen to what children want and keep up the facade that Santa Claus is real. As it turns, out, however, being a professional Santa Claus takes more work than it might seem. In a new study by LinkedIn, the social network looked …

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LinkedIn Rolls Out An Inbox Revamp

LinkedIn announced the roll-out of a new redesign to its inbox, which it says is one of the top five destinations on LinkedIn. Here’s a look: The changes are supposed to make it easier to navigate and to manage your connections. The design includes larger pictures, a centralized navigation on the left side and within each message. This, LinkedIn says, …

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“Responsible” Tops Linkedin’s 2013 Buzzwords

As the largest social network for career networking, LinkedIn has access to a great wealth of data about how professionals want to be perceived. Though the word “creative” has consistently popped up on the site’s yearly top 10 overused buzzwords list, the terms LinkedIn members use to describe themselves seem anything but. This year’s top 10 overused LinkedIn buzzwords are …

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Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, and offer commentary from the CEOs of each company (Brad Smith, General Counsel and EVP, Legal and Corporate Affairs speaks …

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Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony botnet controller. At the time, it was found that about 650,000 website credentials had been stolen from Facebook, Yahoo, Google …

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