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LinkedIn acquires Pulse for $90m stock and cash

LinkedIn acquires Pulse for $90m stock and cash

While normally an acquisition like this would have a title devoid of the "stock and cash" bit, the LinkedIn purchase of Pulse is a bit more unique. Here the $90 million USD has been announced to be about 90% made up of stock options while the other 10% is made of cash. LinkedIn has made it clear in their announcement of this acquisition that they believe LinkedIn can be "the definitive professional publishing platform" and that Pulse is "a perfect compliment to this vision."

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LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn is now rolling out a new feature very similar to a feature already offered by Facebook. When you begin typing out a person's name or a company's name in your status update, a drop-down menu will pop up that will allow you to "mention" the person or company you're discussing. The other party will be notified about your mention in real-time, providing much more engaging conversations.

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Linkedin will be revamping their ‘Jobs’ page

Linkedin will be revamping their ‘Jobs’ page

Linkedin will be revamping its job search engine to help its users find the jobs or careers of their dreams a whole lot easier. Their redesigned job search engine adds a bunch of new features that make it easier to search for the jobs that people both want and qualify for. There will be a whole new look and feel for their job search engine as well as more tools to help you search for the specific jobs that match the qualities you're interested in.


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Twitter cuts ties with LinkedIn after 2-year partnership

Twitter cuts ties with LinkedIn after 2-year partnership

After a lovely hand-holding two years of partnership between the two, LinkedIn and Twitter will no longer be working with one-another. Twitter has cut off tweets on LinedIn this week and LinkedIn will no longer have the option to have Tweets shared directly through their site from a user's control panel. This move is part of a set of actions pushed by Twitter to increase the strictness of their requirements for developers using their API to make their own custom apps.

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LinkedIn gets sued over exposed passwords

LinkedIn gets sued over exposed passwords

I don't think anyone will be surprised that LinkedIn has been sued over the hack that exposed as many as 6 million user passwords to the professional social network. The security breach occurred in early June and LinkedIn is now hit with a class-action suit seeking at least $5 million in restitution for the stolen passwords. The complaint was filed in San Jose and sites a "troubling lack of security measures."

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LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

LinkedIn has promised new security features above and beyond a switch to salting users' passwords, as it continues to recover from the hack which saw 6.5m encrypted credentials leak from the site. "We continue to execute on our security roadmap, and we’ll be releasing additional enhancements to better protect our members" the business-centric social network wrote on its official blog, while continuing to insist that there is still no evidence of any member accounts being breached.

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LinkedIn hack update includes “no unauthorized access”

LinkedIn hack update includes “no unauthorized access”

Thursday afternoon this week LinkedIn head Vicente Silveira updated the world on what their findings were regarding the hack attempt on their site earlier in the week. This report included 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords being shared, but not one single account actually being compromised. The hack attempt ended up spilling millions of passwords, but none successfully tied to a user account. Regardless of this, LinkedIn is taking measures to assure that this event is cleaned up after and that the passwords that were revealed are dealt with accordingly.

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Last.fm and LinkedIn clinch it: My scorched-earth policy

Last.fm and LinkedIn clinch it: My scorched-earth policy

LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm: three sites with little in common beyond, this week, the painful and embarrassing task of telling users that their personal information may well have been compromised. It's an increasingly widespread chore, too, as we drop our details into just about any new service that catches our eye. It's about time for a new attitude toward online history: a digital scorched-earth policy, as it were. Try, certainly, but then destroy.

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60% of leaked LinkedIn passwords cracked

60% of leaked LinkedIn passwords cracked

More than 60-percent of the LinkedIn passwords leaked have already seen their encryption cracked, security experts say, though the business-centric social site is yet to confirm whether any users had their accounts infringed. Of the roughly 6.5m passwords in the haul, around 5.8m were unique hashes according to Sophos, and 3.5m of which have already been revealed through brute force attacks.

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LinkedIn Password Hacking confirmed

LinkedIn Password Hacking confirmed

Earlier today it was reported that there was very possibly a leak of passwords in a massive hack attack on the networking site known as LinkedIn - that report has been verified now by LinkedIn officially. This confirmation comes from the Director of LinkedIn, Vicente Silveira, who noted that the company does indeed correspond directly with LinkedIn accounts and that they are currently pursuing steps that will lead to better understanding the event.

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