LinkedIn Stories August 31

LinkedIn announced efforts in 2020 to implement Stories — a feature well known to Snapchat and Instagram users for sharing content that disappears after 24 hours. However, LinkedIn is now giving up on that idea, as the company announced today that LinkedIn Stories will soon be removed from the social network.

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LinkedIn Stories August 2

TikTok resume feature could lead to video job applications becoming the norm

The TikTok resume feature could be the first step in video job applications replacing conventional resumes, suggests a company president who is a fan of the approach.

LinkedIn Stories July 19

Man behind LinkedIn scraping said he grabbed 700M profiles ‘for fun’

Last month we reported a LinkedIn scraping that exposed the data of 700 million users – some 92% of all those on the service. The data included location, phone numbers, and inferred salaries.

The man behind it has now been identified, and says that he did it “for fun” – though he is also selling the data …

LinkedIn Stories June 29

LinkedIn breach reportedly exposes data of 92% of users, including inferred salaries [U]

Update: PrivacyShark appears to have been the first to report this, and has now obtained a statement from LinkedIn, below.

A second massive LinkedIn breach reportedly exposes the data of 700M users, which is more than 92% of the total 756M users. The database is for sale on the dark web, with records including phone numbers, physical addresses, geolocation data, and inferred salaries.

The hacker who obtained the data has posted a sample of 1M records, and checks confirm that the data is both genuine and up-to-date …

LinkedIn Stories April 9

Another 500M accounts scraped: This time LinkedIn and other services

Not long after we learned that more than 500M accounts were scraped, exposing personal data from Facebook users, a report today says the same is true of LinkedIn and unnamed additional services.

Some 2 million records have been put online as proof of the attack …

LinkedIn Stories March 30

Clubhouse became a hit this year and other social networks have been moving quickly to compete with this new audio platform. Following Twitter, Facebook, and even Spotify, LinkedIn is now working on its own feature that works similarly to Clubhouse.

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LinkedIn Stories July 10, 2020

LinkedIn was recently caught reading users’ clipboards on iPhone and iPad thanks to the new privacy features of iOS 14, as we reported last week. Even though the company claimed it was due to a software bug, there’s now an iPhone user who’s suing LinkedIn for supposedly reading sensitive content from the clipboard without permission.

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LinkedIn Stories July 3, 2020

iOS 14 exposes LinkedIn app reading users’ clipboards in background, company says it’s a bug

We recently covered that TikTok was caught reading users’ clipboards on iPhone and iPad thanks to the new privacy features of iOS 14. This week, iOS 14 users also noticed that the LinkedIn app is copying and pasting from the clipboard in the background for no apparent reason, which raised some concerns.

LinkedIn Stories February 27, 2020

LinkedIn wants to go business casual with Snapchat-style stories

LinkedIn is looking to get in on the social media fun with the stories feature made popular by Snapchat years ago and then picked up by Instagram, Facebook, and more. LinkedIn shared that it’s been trying out the feature internally and that it will offer up a preview of its take on stories to some users soon.

LinkedIn Stories July 8, 2019

How to delete your LinkedIn account

Looking to cut back on your social media use? Follow along for how to delete your LinkedIn account from iPhone, iPad, and the web.

LinkedIn Stories February 11, 2019

LinkedIn has a new way for professionals to connect with ‘Live’ video broadcasts for conference and announcements

LinkedIn is today rolling out a new live video feature which lets people and organizations alike to have real-time live video to other users or organizations within LinkedIn, or the entire LinkedIn network itself.

LinkedIn Stories July 26, 2018

LinkedIn adds support for sending voice messages – a feature nobody was asking for

LinkedIn today announced a new feature for its Messaging platform that seemingly nobody asked for. In a blog post, the company revealed that you can now record and send voice messages up to one-minute long via LinkedIn Messaging…

LinkedIn Stories July 19, 2018

LinkedIn upgrades messaging with attachment support, group messages, mentions, more

LinkedIn is bringing a slew of updates to is messaging service to improve both professional and personal conversations.

LinkedIn Stories June 28, 2018

LinkedIn app turns your profile into a digital business card with QR codes

LinkedIn today is rolling out a new feature that will make it much easier to get contact information from LinkedIn users.

LinkedIn Stories January 6, 2017

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Not even a week after being requested to pull The New York Times app from the Chinese Apple App Store, both Apple and Google will have to pull the LinkedIn app from their respective app stores. According to The New York Times, the removal comes after a court ruled that LinkedIn had violated Russia’s data protection laws.

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LinkedIn Stories June 13, 2016

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn professional social network for over $26B

Microsoft and LinkedIn announced today that the two companies would become one after Microsoft purchases outstanding shares at $196 in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.

The new organization will give Microsoft a big social graph for professional life and is interestingly announced just hours before Apple’s WWDC.

LinkedIn also owns the popular Pulse Reader for iOS/Web.

LinkedIn Stories April 18, 2016

LinkedIn today launching Tinder-style swiping iPhone app to help U.S. students find jobs

The LinkedIn profile of the typical student may look a little empty at this stage in their career, but the company believes its network can still be useful. It’s today launching an iPhone app to help students identify companies and job titles that might be suitable for them, as well as pointing to live job postings that may be of interest.

LinkedIn Stories December 2, 2015

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You can now add Starbucks, Wunderlist, and LinkedIn to the list of iOS apps with features utilizing Apple’s new 3D Touch feature on the latest generation iPhones. expand full story

LinkedIn Stories September 1, 2015

LinkedIn revamps messaging experience on iOS with redesigned app

LinkedIn, the popular social network for connecting business people, has announced that its messaging experience is getting a serious design overhaul from today. Unlike the previous inbox, messages will no longer follow a traditional email format. Instead, it’s turned towards a messaging app design similar to Facebook Messenger.

LinkedIn has built everything from scratch, from the ground up with a cleaner, streamlined look with a brand new chat-style user interface. You can chat with contacts individually or send group messages, and conversations are organized around the people who are important to you. What’s more, you’ll be able to send documents, images, stickers, emojis and GIFs in your messages.

Starting today, we are rolling out a new messaging experience on LinkedIn that offers an easier and more lightweight way to have professional conversations with your connections.  We know many of you have been asking for this ability and we’ve taken a thoughtful approach to reflect the evolving ways professionals are communicating with one another today, as well as, the different ways our members are interacting with each other across our international markets.

From today, the new messaging experience will by rolling out to English-speaking LinkedIn members across the globe on iOS, Android and on the web. If you have LinkedIn installed on your iPhone, check the App Store for updates and you should find one waiting for you over the coming days or weeks.

LinkedIn Stories August 19, 2015

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Most large companies have employee directories on their intranet, and most of them have two things in common: the database entries are typically out of date, and the subpar search functionality  justsucks. Professional social network LinkedIn hopes its new Lookup app, launching today, will solve this problem – allowing you to search for people in your own company even if you’re not connected to them on LinkedIn.

Its primary selling-point is that it lets you search by skill or area of expertise, to help make contact with co-workers who might be able to help out with a project …  expand full story

LinkedIn Stories April 29, 2015

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It was hard to miss the iPhone 6 and iPad Air on stage during the beginning of Microsoft’s BUILD conference for developers. It turns out the Apple devices were used to demo a new feature coming to Office for iPhone and iPad called add-ins… expand full story

LinkedIn Stories February 19, 2015

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I’m a huge fan of IFTTT, the iOS app (and web app) that allows you to do really clever things completely automatically, just by creating or downloading an ‘if this then that’ rule–which IFTTT calls a ‘recipe.’ For example, if you’d like to save a copy of a photo anytime you are tagged on Facebook, there’s a recipe for that. Want to switch on a WEMO-controlled light when the sun goes down, there’s a recipe for that too. Pretty much anything you might want to automate has an existing recipe–and if it doesn’t, you can create your own.

But while IFTTT is incredibly powerful, the developers found that some people found it so overwhelming they didn’t know where to start. The company has now addressed that by creating three cut-down apps, each of which can perform only three functions: Do Button (geared for controlling hardware), Do Camera (to automatically post, share or save photos) and Do Note (to quickly write something and save it as a note, make it a calendar entry, tweet it and so on) …  expand full story

LinkedIn Stories January 8, 2015

Apple hires former HP exec to boost corporate sales

Adding to its list of recent hires, Apple has tapped a former Hewlett-Packard executive to tackle sales of its products to corporations. According to Re/code, John Solomon left his former leadership role at HP to start his new position at Apple and may be involved with international sales of the upcoming Apple Watch in the future.

Solomon’s LinkedIn profile points to a long career with HP, most recently serving as SVP of Printing & Personal Systems then General Manager of HP’s Consumer Printing Global Business Unit, departing the company in December 2014 and joining a “to be announced” company this month. Re/code reports that Apple has confirmed the hire, but not his specific role or title.

Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported several key biomedical and fashion industry hires targeted for work around the Apple Watch. As we have reported, Apple has hired several experts from the fitness and health field leading up to the reveal of the Apple Watch in addition to hires from the fashion industry.

While Solomon is reported to be heading sales to corporations and governments, Apple announced a partnership with IBM last year intended to boost adoption of its products, specifically the iPhone and iPad, by various enterprise industries. Apple revealed part of the fruit of that partnership last month when it unveiled apps made with IBM for key enterprise industries including transportation, communication, and government.

LinkedIn Stories December 21, 2014

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Burberry CEO-turned-Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts returned to posting on her LinkedIn blog after nearly five months over the weekend with a holiday message to her followers: “Let peace begin with me.” expand full story

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