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LinkedIn reaches for the stars with first-ever TV ad to debut during Oscars 0:30

LinkedIn is hoping to grab the attention of millions of viewers by airing its first-ever TV advert during the Oscars telecast this Sunday. Set in space, the clip is part of the company's "You're Closer Than You Think" campaign.
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LinkedIn shares fall 40 percent, reducing market cap by $10 billion

LinkedIn shares fell by 40 percent early Friday morning, reducing the company's market capitalization by $10 billion. The company also announced that it will stop selling ads that mine user data to create sponsored content.
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LinkedIn launches major mobile app revamp for iOS and Android

LinkedIn has launched its major mobile revamp for its flagship app on iOS and Android, originally revealed in October. The app makes LinkedIn a lot more accessible to users, with a revamped news feed and messaging sections.
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LinkedIn has built a tool to help it stop sending out so many emails

LinkedIn is well known for sending out tons of emails to users, a situation that landed it in court recently. Apparently keen to finally deal with the matter, the social network has just unveiled a new system it promises will help cut its…
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Find out how people with your name make a living with the LinkedIn Name Game

As part of the LinkedIn 2015 Bring In Your Parent event, the Name Game allows you to enter your first name and find out the most common jobs performed by others who share that name.
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Thousands of pros on LinkedIn have fake degrees and aren’t even trying to hide it

Thousands of professionals on LinkedIn list college degrees and credentials purchased for just hundreds of dollars from educational institutions known as degree mills or diploma mills.
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LinkedIn retools Groups and debuts new sales metric

LinkedIn is changing up its plagued Groups feature after finally listening to user complaints; it's also debuting a new sales metric in Sales Navigator that should interest sales professionals active in social selling.
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LinkedIn pays $13m to settle suit regarding excessive emailing, tells users via email

LinkedIn has agreed to shell out $13 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought about by complaints that the company was sending out too many emails and without consent. Impacted members who used the site between 2011 and 2014 can…
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LinkedIn getting less friendly to developers

LinkedIn is limiting developer access to its Connections API because of problems with spamming members' contact lists in the past. LinkedIn is instead interested in working with developers who can also give it something in return.
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Is social media on the decline? Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn report stagnant user bases

The earnings reports of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp suggest that their user bases are stagnating and failing to grow as quickly as analysts anticipated. The implication is that people just aren't as drawn to social media these days.
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Tech companies condemn religious freedom legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

In a joint statement, a group led by executives from Twitter, Airbnb, Tumblr, and LinkedIn called for the establishment of legal protection for gays and lesbians under civil rights laws. Earlier, Apple's Tim Cook wrote a similar piece.
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LinkedIn now helps Android owners on to the next step of their career ladder

If you're looking for a new job and have an Android device, LinkedIn has a new app for you. Just like the iOS version that launched last year, Job Search has a slew of features designed to help you take a step up the career ladder.