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LinkedIn pays workers $6 million following labor law violations

LinkedIn has paid out almost $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages to current and former employees across the US after a Department of Labor investigation found that the startup had violated rules laid out in the Fair Labor Standards…
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LinkedIn finally starts fighting stalkers with member blocking feature

Definitely a useful feature when attempting to break digital ties with a disgruntled person, LinkedIn has launched a new feature on the social network that allows users to block other member profiles.
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Virgin America launches in-flight social network for business travelers

Potentially useful when traveling to a conference, Virgin America is launching support for a location-aware social network that allows professionals to connect over LinkedIn while in the air.
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Intro, we hardly knew you: LinkedIn gets rid of its 3-month-old email-centric iPhone app

LinkedIn has "retired" its barely-three-months-old iPhone app, LinkedIn Intro. LinkedIn says it wants to focus on other projects, but the real reasoning may be because of Intro's invasive nature, as how critics have described the app.
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Experts say LinkedIn’s new Intro app comes with huge security holes

Just when you thought finding more info about people who send you email got easier through LinkedIn Intro, security experts come out and call it unsafe.
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LinkedIn has a new app called Intro that takes over your email – here’s what you need to know

Thanks to LinkedIn Intro, you can now get to know the people who email you in a professional capacity - if that's the sort of thing you want.
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Everything you need to know about a little app called FBStalker

If you thought you were protecting your Facebook as much as possible, think again. A new app called FBStalker uses your friends list and Graph Search to find the most unfindable data.
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Facebook tests LinkedIn-esque ‘Professional Skills’ tab

Facebook's not just about party invitations and photos from last week's gatherings. The social network is testing a new "Professional Skills" feature so you can boast about the things you're good at doing on a weekday afternoon.
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The company you’re keeping on Facebook could affect your credit score

Need a loan? You may want to take a quick look at your Facebook account. If any of your contacts are delinquent debt payers, your application may be doomed.
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LinkedIn cozies up to the youth with new university pages

LinkedIn is now adding professional hopefuls to its user base by opening the site to universities and 14 year olds. The feature will connect college hopefuls with alumni as well as give them insights about universities.
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Take flight, social butterflies! This is the when and where of expert updating

In the hyper-active world of social media, it's very easy to disappear among the irrelevant. Here's how you and your posts can stand out.

iOS 7: Code reveals Apple testing deep LinkedIn integration

A developer working with the beta version of Apple's overhauled mobile operating system has found evidence to suggest the tech company may be considering deep integration of social network LinkedIn into iOS 7 when it launches in the fall.