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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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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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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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