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Digital Trends Live: LinkedIn Live, electric motorcycles, and ‘Brainchild’

On episode 64 of Digital Trends Live, we discussed trending topics from Samsung's Unpacked Event to Microsoft's Hololens. We also sat down with Jerry Kolber to talk about his new Netflix show, Brainchild.
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LinkedIn finally gets around to launching its own live video tool

Live video is coming to LinkedIn for businesses and individuals on the site. The livestreaming feature is launching in beta in the U.S. before rolling out to the entire community.
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LinkedIn finally gets around to launching its own version of Stories

Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter — among others — have all launched their own versions of Snapchat Stories, so it was only a matter of time before professional social networking platform LinkedIn followed suit.
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LinkedIn gets serious about video with Vimeo integration

LinkedIn is gaining new video options thanks to integration with Vimeo. The new agreement allows for native uploads with further reaching, along with bringing tools like video analytics.
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LinkedIn lets you send voice messages that probably no one will listen to

If sending out an unprompted LinkedIn message to a connection you barely know isn't awkward enough, don't worry -- there's more where that came from. The job-focused social network has now made it possible for users to send voice messages.
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LinkedIn will tell you exactly how long your new job’s commute will be

LinkedIn's latest feature lets you see the location and commute time to certain employers, which may just help you decide whether or not you want to be its next employee. The feature, aptly named "Your Commute," is available on mobile.

Localblox data breach is the latest nightmare for Facebook, LinkedIn

After the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, there's now Localblox, a company that scrapes personal information from social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. Unfortunately, that data was compromised.
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Social Feed: Zuckerberg unfazed by #deletefacebook, Boomerang moves to FB

While some tech giants have deleted their Facebook accounts, Facebook says it hasn't seem big changes in user count or even in privacy settings. Meanwhile, the network's camera gains the Boomerang mode and an unlikely network adds GIFs.
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Social Feed: Fake tweets, more Facebook Stories, and required hashtags

In this week's social feed news, find out how Twitter is managing (or not managing) hoaxes, why Snapchat is getting sued, why Giphy's back on Snapchat and Instagram, and which network may require hashtags.
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Social Feed: Self-destructing friend requests, skip to good parts in live video

In case you missed it in all the Facebook data drama, catch up with this week's Social Feed. Ignored Facebook friend requests may soon not stick around, while Twitter's latest tool fast-forwards to the best part of the live video.
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LinkedIn gives videos a makeover with filters, referral button for job seekers

LinkedIn users are getting a more professional version of Snapchat-like video filters, though they don't work in real time. The update comes after a new tool allows job seekers to request a referral.

LinkedIn and Microsoft make it easier than ever to build a standout résumé

Make the most of your job prospects with Résumé Assistant from LinkedIn. A collaboration with Microsoft, the tool is now available to Office 365 subscribers on Windows to make creating and maintaining a killer CV easier than ever. 
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LinkedIn’s new smart replies help you manage your messages faster

If you're a busy professional on LinkedIn, then a new app feature has the potential to save you time. Called smart replies, it uses machine learning to suggest one-tap responses when messaging.
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Facebook Résumé? The feature is in testing, company confirms

Facebook marketplace now lists jobs, so why not allow users to create a Facebook Résumé, too? The option to save a resume on Facebook, without posting it to a profile, is currently being tested.

Bumble rolls out Bumble Bizz networking app to the U.S., Canada, elsewhere

Bumble, the female-forward app that shook up the online dating scene when it first appeared in app stores in 2014, is now expanding its reach even further and taking on LinkedIn as it launches Bumble Bizz.
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LinkedIn to permit website owners to view anonymized visitor profile data

Businesses can see which industry their website visitors work in with a new tool using demographic data from LinkedIn profiles. The tool users profile data while respecting user privacy, the company says.
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Now with half a billion users, LinkedIn keeps on connecting professionals

LinkedIn, which has been connecting professionals around the world for the last 15 years, on Monday announced it now has half a billion users as it continues to maintain steady growth.

LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the products on Wednesday at his company’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai.