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LinkedIn has a Glint in its eye and cash burning a hole in its pocket

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced it is acquiring Glint, a Human Resources outfit, which produces software to tell employers why workers keep leaving. The deal, which was for an undisclosed sum (although insiders reckon it could be as much as $500m or more), is expected to close before the end of the year and will see …
Richard Speed, 9 Oct 2018
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Congress wants CVE stability, China wants your LinkedIn details, and Adobe wants you to patch Creative Cloud

Another week has come and gone. This one included some Fortnite flaws, a nasty Intel bug, and a voting machine maker whining about hacking contests. Here’s a bit more of the recent news in security: Exciting new LinkedIn use case: Chinese spying Be careful the next time you get an invite to connect on LinkedIn: you might be …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Sep 2018
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Span hits F#, LinkedIn gets mumbly, and UWP (yes, it's still clinging on) furnished with new toys

In a week where Outlook went dark, prices crept up and Office Server 2019 emerged, blinking, into the light, here are some tales from Redmond you may have missed. F# version bump Microsoft continued its support for the F# programming language with a preview of version 4.5. The jump from 4.1 is aimed at getting the language …
Richard Speed, 31 Jul 2018
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While you were basking in the sun, the relentless march of the Windows-maker continued

Seven days is a long time in the Microsoft world, although possibly not long enough to complete an April 2018 Update of Windows 10. This week brought both good and bad news from the bowels of Redmond. Windows giveth and taketh away While Microsoft quietly did away with support for older CPUs in Windows 7, Windows 10 saw fixes …
Richard Speed, 2 Jul 2018
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I see you're writing a résumé?!.. LinkedIn parked in MS Word

Microsoft has glued LinkedIn and Office 365's Word together so it can automatically help folks write or update their résumés – and find them new jobs at the same time. Resume Assistant in Office 365 Given Redmond has owned social-network-for-suits LinkedIn since 2016, we're floored it took this long. Specifically, Microsoft …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Feb 2018
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Oops: LinkedIn country subdomains SSL cert just expired

Updated LinkedIn's country subdomain SSL certificate has expired – apparently as of about noon GMT today. According to the sslscan certificate testing tool, us.linkedin.com and all its altnames were no longer valid at the time of publication. The certificate issuer is DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA. The certificate for the naked …
Andrew Silver, 30 Nov 2017

hiQ prevails / LinkedIn must allow scraping / Of your page info

A US judge has ruled that LinkedIn must allow an analytics outfit to scrape data from its public profiles. Judge Edward Chen, of the US Northern California District Court, granted a temporary restraining order Monday that forbids the social-network-for-suits from blocking hiQ Labs' bots to public-facing profiles. The ruling [ …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Aug 2017
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Microsoft dumps docs.com cloud file locker, sets December death-date

Microsoft's decided that Docs.com has to die in December. Docs.com is a file-sharing site that allows users to post files in the various Microsoft Office formats to the web, where they can be viewed by anyone. That feature set will be rather familiar to users of SlideShare, the file-sharing site owned by LinkedIn. With …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2017
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Elon to dump Trump over climate bump

Elon Musk says he will cut ties with President Trump, should the US walk away from the Paris Climate Accord. The billionaire tech investor said Wednesday that if things go as rumored and the White House pulls out of the Paris Agreement, he will recuse himself from the President's Business Advisory Council. Musk broke the news …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Jun 2017
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LinkedIn finds friends to join its 'Open19' data centre standards effort

LinkedIn wants you to brick it in the data centre by following it and its friends with a new standard for data centre hardware that pushes its ambitions to the edge and into competition with the Facebook-derived Open Compute Project. Microsoft's data-harvesting firm first floated the idea of defining data centre hardware last …
Simon Sharwood, 24 May 2017
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Oracle links to LinkedIn so its salesware can sniff you out

Your LinkedIn profile just got a little bit more useful … for marketers, because Oracle has done a deal with Microsoft's social network. The arrangement means that Big Red's Marketing Cloud can now integrate their own data with in LinkedIn data, the better to “increase conversion rates and generate more sales by helping …

LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'

LinkedIn users desperate to climb the greasy pole but unable to come up with necessary corporate small talk to do so, will be able to use chatbots to shoot the shit for them. In an update to its terms and conditions, LinkedIn told users in an email this week that they would be able to opt in to use "productivity bots" from …
Kat Hall, 2 May 2017
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Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce

Microsoft will this summer start mining LinkedIn as a CRM database using Dynamics 365 in a bid to challenge Salesforce. Microsoft Relationship Sales Solution will be available from 1 July and combine Dynamics 365 for Sales and LinkedIn's Sales Navigator Team Edition. Prices start at a $135 per month, although if you purchase …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Apr 2017
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LinkedIn U-turns on Bluetooth-enabled 'Tinder for marketers'

LinkedIn irked privacy advocates by dropping a Bluetooth-enabled "Tinder for marketers" feature into its mobile app on Thursday. Respected security researcher Rik Ferguson was nonplussed at changes in LinkedIn's mobile app that threw up a pop-up requesting permission to share data with nearby Bluetooth devices even when users …
John Leyden, 21 Apr 2017

LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

LinkedIn has revealed a new version of its SaaSy Sales Navigator that pipes activities from the network into Salesforce.com. Sales Navigator has been around for years and offers subscribers the chance to pursue their prey within the walled garden of the social network for suits. But as the company explains, that activity took …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Mar 2017
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Using LinkedIn will land you a shiny new job – like, er, CTO of Microsoft

Microsoft has reinstated its overall CTO role for the first time in 17 years and hired Kevin Scott – currently senior vice president of infrastructure with LinkedIn – to do the job. Scott will stay in his LinkedIn position but will get new responsibilities as Microsoft CTO. Redmond already has localized CTO for different …
Iain Thomson, 24 Jan 2017

LinkedIn's training arm resets 55,000 members' passwords, warns 9.5m

Lynda.com, the training arm of LinkedIn, on Saturday issued email notices to about 55,000 members whose data it says has been perused by an “unauthorized third party.” The letter sent to members, two of whom thoughtfully forwarded it to El Reg, reads as follows: We recently became aware that an unauthorized third party …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 2016

Microsoft says LinkedIn will make Trump, Brexit, voters feel great again

Microsoft says buying LinkedIn will help to address the middle class discontent that saw Britain vote to leave the European Union and America vote to leave politics as we know it behind by electing Donald Trump. The company has expressed that sentiment in its post announcing the European Commission's approval of its …

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