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LinkedIn files lawsuit over data-mining bots

LinkedIn files lawsuit over data-mining bots

LinkedIn has filed a lawsuit in the Northern California federal district court against unspecified individuals over the use of bots to mine data from users' profiles. According to the lawsuit, the bots were used to register "thousands" of LinkedIn accounts for the purpose of mining information from other -- real -- accounts. Such activities were reportedly going on since May of last year in violation of both the website's user agreement and, says the company, applicable computer security laws.

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Google, Microsoft, Apple & more demand government surveillance reform

Google, Microsoft, Apple & more demand government surveillance reform

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and other big names in tech have joined forces to protest government surveillance worldwide, calling for "Global Government Surveillance Reform" to better balance keeping citizens safe while also preserving their privacy. The group, which also includes AOL, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo, sets out five principles for transparency, oversight, accountability, and respect, penning a collective letter to President Obama and the US Congress in which they allege the balance of power has tipped too far away from the people and too much toward the state.

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LinkedIn rolls out redesigned apps touted for the “everyday professional”

LinkedIn rolls out redesigned apps touted for the “everyday professional”

LinkedIn has seen relatively large growth since its launch, and in addition, says that those who use its mobile apps have changed over the last year. Such a change has prompted it to completely redesign its mobile apps, tailoring them for everyday professionals that span a variety of positions. The changes are said to give users easier access to the things they want, including richer content.

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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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Facebook named best place to work at in 2013

Facebook named best place to work at in 2013

Glassdoor, a website that provides job and company reviews, released a list of the best places to work for in 2013, and while a lot of other websites put together similar lists, Glassdoor’s results come from feedback from anonymous employees who actually work at the companies. This is the fifth-annual list from Glassdoor, and this time around, Facebook made it to the top for the second time.

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Digg sale splits the company three ways for $16m total

Digg sale splits the company three ways for $16m total

Just yesterday one tiny chunk of the taking apart of the once-titanic social networking site Digg was leaked with a $500k price tag - today it seems that this is only one piece of the puzzle. This sale took place, according to TechCrunch in three waves, not just one. The first is said to have taken part some time before yesterdays deal with the Washington Post purchasing nearly the entirety of the staff that up until recently ran Digg and its many web-based ins and outs.

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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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