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Microsoft reveals its plans to integrate LinkedIn with Office, Outlook

Microsoft has announced its immediate plans to integrate LinkedIn with its Office and Outlook software. In a LinkedIn post, CEO Satya Nadella claimed the merger will transform the way people work, connect, and seek career opportunities.

Beware of new image files you didn't download: They may launch 'Locky' ransomware

Moving on from malicious macros in Microsoft Office Word documents, the Locky ransomware program now uses self-downloading image files from social media. If you spot an image file on your computer that you don't remember downloading, don't…

Russia asks web browser Opera to install a blacklist on its Turbo Mode feature

Opera had talks with Russian officials about the possibilities of implementing a blacklist on Turbo Mode to ensure that sites banned in Russia do not slip through the cracks. No deal has been made yet.
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American officials ‘concerned’ by Russia’s decision to block LinkedIn

The U.S. government is deeply troubled by Russia's ban on LinkedIn, claiming it creates a precedent that could be used to shut down other Western websites that store their data outside of the country.
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Give the vending machine a hug after buying Snaps’s Spectacle video glasses 2:33

Plus: we review the new Google Daydream View VR system, and LinkedIn is getting some static from Russian courts over where their data is stored.
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Facebook wants to replace LinkedIn as the essential platform for job seekers

Facebook has its sights set on LinkedIn's crown with the test launch of a job openings tab for business Pages. Thanks to its massive audience, the social network could turn out to be a real threat in the online recruitment space.
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Worried you’re not earning enough? LinkedIn is here to help

LinkedIn Salary is the business-oriented social network’s new tool that tells you how much you should be earning in your career, or in any profession for that matter. The new feature also provides info on the factors that impact…

LinkedIn posts solid third quarter growth as Microsoft merger approaches

LinkedIn released its third quarter results today, posting impressive revenue growth and a solid increase in registered users, which will no doubt please its parent company Microsoft ahead of its year-end merger with the corporation.
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LinkedIn is sending out $20 checks to some of its users — will you be one of them?

LinkedIn is sending out $20 checks to some of its users. No, it's not a "thank you" present for being a loyal member of the site, but instead part of a class-action lawsuit settlement reached last year.
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LinkedIn makes endorsements smarter to help you get noticed

LinkedIn is making endorsements smarter, with new targeting and relevancy improvements that will allow you to get the most from each person who views your profile. It may even land you your next job opportunity.

Watch cops nab the man suspected of the massive 2012 LinkedIn hack

Remember that massive LinkedIn data breach in 2012 that hit the headlines again in May when account holders' information appeared for sale online? Well, cops believe they may now have their man.
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LinkedIn updates app in bid to become your go-to source for business news

LinkedIn is adding a number of news-oriented customization and discovery features to its mobile app to help you get the most out of your feed. It's even borrowed a couple of functions from social media rival Twitter.