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  • LinkedIn finally lets you block: Here's how to use its new Member Blocking feature
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    LinkedIn finally lets you block: Here's how to use its new Member Blocking feature

    By 22 February 2014

    LinkedIn has introduced a new blocking feature appropriately called Member Blocking, signifying the first time it has allowed users to block other users on its social network. LinkedIn is a handy tool. That is until some random connection you met through...

  • LinkedIn Intro to 'retire' on 7 March - just a few months after its debut
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    LinkedIn Intro to 'retire' on 7 March - just a few months after its debut

    By 8 February 2014

    LinkedIn sent a notice email to users today to warn them that it is "retiring LinkedIn Intro". Intro unveiled in October 2013. So, it is barely a few months old. It seems strange to retire such a young service but not necessarily surprising considering...

  • See LinkedIn profiles in iPhone Mail app: LinkedIn Intro launches alongside new LinkedIn iPad app
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    See LinkedIn profiles in iPhone Mail app: LinkedIn Intro launches alongside new LinkedIn iPad app

    By 23 October 2013

    LinkedIn acquired email company Rapportive in 2012 and has been working with it ever since to develop a product specifically for Apple Mail on the iPhone, and it's called LinkedIn Intro. Intro shows you LinkedIn profiles in your iPhone Mail app. An example...

  • Nokia JobLens hits the UK, integrates Facebook and LinkedIn to help find you a new job
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    Nokia JobLens hits the UK, integrates Facebook and LinkedIn to help find you a new job

    By 26 July 2013

    Nokia JobLens is now available in the UK for Nokia Lumia owners looking for a new job. The app pulls in job data from several sources to help you find and apply for your next dream job. We saw the app in beta at the launch of the Nokia Lumia 925, but...

  • LinkedIn for iOS and Android expands search to jobs, companies and groups
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    LinkedIn for iOS and Android expands search to jobs, companies and groups

    By 2 July 2013

    LinkedIn has announced an update for its Android and iOS apps that includes enhanced search capabilities. LinkedIn for iOS and Android previously allowed users to search for people, but now the mobile apps have added search capabilities such as finding...

  • LinkedIn introduces optional two-step verification for account security
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    LinkedIn introduces optional two-step verification for account security

    By 31 May 2013

    On the heels of Twitter, Evernote and practically every other Silicon Valley-based Internet company, LinkedIn has announced its adoption of two-step verification.  The business-geared social network claimed on Friday that accounts are already protected...

  • LinkedIn says 27 per cent of users come from mobile, as it launches radically redesigned iPhone and Android apps
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    LinkedIn says 27 per cent of users come from mobile, as it launches radically redesigned iPhone and Android apps

    By 18 April 2013

    LinkedIn has updated its iPhone and Android applications, adding a cleaner, friendly interface, simplifying the process of finding the people you most want to connect with. The company told Pocket-lint that over 27 per cent of its users engage with LinkedIn...

  • LinkedIn acquires news aggregation app Pulse for $90 million
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    LinkedIn acquires news aggregation app Pulse for $90 million

    By 11 April 2013

    LinkedIn has announced it has acquired Pulse, a mobile app focused on delivering news, where you have full control over the content that you see. Pulse was purchased by LinkedIn for $90 million and might signal a further content shift at the business-focused...

  • BlackBerry Twitter and LinkedIn apps updated with necessary fixes
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    BlackBerry Twitter and LinkedIn apps updated with necessary fixes

    By 7 March 2013

    Social media junkies will be happy to know BlackBerry has updated its standalone Twitter and LinkedIn applications on BlackBerry 10 with a number of features and enhancements.  Now available on the BlackBerry World, Twitter has been majorly improved....

  • LinkedIn Profile gets a facelift as it looks for more interaction between members
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    LinkedIn Profile gets a facelift as it looks for more interaction between members

    By 17 October 2012

    LinkedIn is to revamp its members’ Profile pages in a bid to get more people interacting with each other and building professional relationships.  The online network, which already boasts more than 175 million members, is opting for a more visual design,...

  • LinkedIn security attack - change your passwords now
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    LinkedIn security attack - change your passwords now

    By 6 June 2012

    Nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords have been posted on the internet in a colossal security breach to the professional social network. According to Sophos, a file containing 6,458,020 unsalted passwords is being targeted by internet hackers, with the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)

    By 7 May 2012

    Today is a bit of a first on App of the Day on Pocket-lint. While the bread and butter of our 6pm slot is most often applications for mobile phones, it does include any kind of application whatsoever. So, we've had the odd web app, some computer desktop...

  • Best iPhone social apps
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    Best iPhone social apps

    By 31 December 2011

    Social networking has benefited hugely from the smartphone and its 3G goodness. Now you can post photos, send messages, communicate and tweet with friends all while on the go. The portability of social networks has also made them a lot more alive and...

  • Best Android social apps
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    Best Android social apps

    By 30 December 2011

    The best apps on any mobile phones are most usually the social apps. While gaming is fun, it's on smartphones that the social networks can really come alive. Freed from the desktop, you can add photos, videos, locations and begin to share your live experience...

  • Student profile support hits LinkedIn
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    Student profile support hits LinkedIn

    By 20 July 2011

    With graduates being unleashed from the University gates daily now and the month of July seeing a new wave of brainy job seekers hit the streets, professional social network LinkedIn has added more student-centric profile sections.  This means those...

  • VIDEO: LinkedIn demos Outlook integration
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    VIDEO: LinkedIn demos Outlook integration

    By 17 February 2010

    Microsoft's "Outlook Social Connector" for Office has become available as a beta download with professional social networking site LinkedIn the first with an Outlook Connector add-on, while Facebook and Myspace versions are due later in the year. In the...

  • LinkedIn hits 60 million users
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    LinkedIn hits 60 million users

    By 12 February 2010

    LinkedIn has announced on its official Twitter account that the company has just signed up its 60 millionth member, a user from Gronigen in the Netherlands. The social network - which is focused on your professional life, rather than your personal life...

  • Facebook squeezes out Web 2.0 Suicide Machine
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    Facebook squeezes out Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

    By 5 January 2010

    Having just hit the 350 million user mark, you might think that Facebook isn't too bothered about people quitting their network, but it seems that every ID counts as news hits of Zuckerberg Inc. putting the stops on the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine that we...

  • Web 2.0 Suicide Machine launches
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    Web 2.0 Suicide Machine launches

    By 18 December 2009

    A website has launched which lets you "reclaim your life" by deleting your MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn profile. Best of all, it rips the accounts apart bit-by-bit and you get to watch it. All you have to do is put in your login details and password,...

  • LinkedIn testing a new site design
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    LinkedIn testing a new site design

    By 9 November 2009

    LinkedIn has announced it is testing a new "site navigation experience" that will show up for certain users. The new design sees a "global navigation bar" at the top of the page that provides what's said to be convenient access to all LinkedIn services...

  • Palm webOS updated to 1.2
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    Palm webOS updated to 1.2

    By 29 September 2009

    Palm has updated its webOS to version 1.2, following the 1.1 release earlier in the summer. Promising "lots of new features and enhancements", Palm says it has "beefed up" Palm Synergy to include LinkedIn contact syncing, this will mean LinkedIn info...

  • LinkedIn hits 6 with 40 million members
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    LinkedIn hits 6 with 40 million members

    By 5 May 2009

    LinkedIn has announced it has hit a milestone of 40 million members worldwide as the site marks its 6th birthday. Founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn currently adds one new user every 2 seconds. With 10 million of those...

  • LinkedIn launches new search service
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    LinkedIn launches new search service

    By 25 November 2008

    The business orientated social networking website, LinkedIn, has rehauled its search options. The team is now making it easier for members to find each other with a new search engine. This allows members to refine their searches using more than a dozen...

  • LinkedIn axes 10% of workforce
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    LinkedIn axes 10% of workforce

    By 7 November 2008

    It may have just received £14.3m or $22.7m in new funding but business orientated social networking website, LinkedIn, isn't taking any chances in the present economic climate. The team behind the website is going to be slashed by 36 positions, which...

  • LinkedIn launches apps
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    LinkedIn launches apps

    By 29 October 2008

    Just last week, the business-orientated social networking website LinkedIn managed to secure a whooping $22.7m in new funding to help extend its network around the world. Now the site has hit the headlines again but this time because it has teamed up...