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  • Opinion: The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

    Everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so yours needs to stand out--and there's one simple way to do it that a lot of people still don't bother to do. It's called Work Samples. It's a relatively new feature in LinkedIn (especially if you're one of those people that doesn't look at your profile that often--ahem!), and it can turn your profile from a plain old e-resume into a more visually rich representation of you and your best work.

  • News: Whiskey is a social lubricant and a social network, thanks to Distiller

    Facebook toys with your emotions. Twitter doesn't know what it wants to be. Instagram is lovely to look at, but gives you a serious case of FOMO. Social networks are fraught with such anxiety that we forget they're supposed to be fun. That's where Distiller aims to stand out--because it's impossible for a social network based on booze to make you miserable.

  • News: Financial services chiefs back technology as key enabler: Financial Service Council

    Almost three-quarters of financial services chief executives believe technology is a key enabler of innovation, according to the Financial Service Council's CEO Survey.

  • News: In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

    After years of cajoling their users into sharing every thought, emotion and selfie, online firms are seeing that providing more private online spaces might also be profitable.

  • News: Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

    Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.

  • Opinion: Facebook gives up on Gifts, again

    Facebook is still trying to figure out how to get you to buy stuff from your News Feed, but one experiment that didn't quite pan out was Facebook Gifts. The social network is shutting down the service on August 12, Recode reported, after underwhelming users with digital gift cards.

  • News: Television is still king, but not for long: Deloitte

    It's official - TV is still king - but not by much.

  • News: Twitter fights off fear of failure with solid second quarter numbers

    If earnings reports could beam, Twitter's second quarter results were positively glowing. The social network, which has been slow to find its way to profitability, announced Tuesday it added 16 million users in the quarter ending June 30 and eked out a tiny profit. In short: Skeptical analysts and haters to the left.

  • News: Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

    Uber and Airbnb, which have already proved popular with travelers and urbanites with smartphones, have unveiled new features and links to other services designed to attract more business users.

  • How-Tos: How to block Candy Crush Saga, Meow Chat and more on Facebook

    Facebook games' tendency to send out notifications and requests on behalf of you or your friends is a constant irritation. Here we show you how to block Candy Crush requests, block Meow Chat requests, or block requests from any other Facebook app, plus how to stop the games you play irritating your friends.

  • News: Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

    If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app.

  • News: Defending Facebook, OkCupid says it also runs user-behavior tests

    Facebook earlier this summer sparked criticism over a study in which it manipulated the feeds of some of its users, but the dating site OkCupid says what Facebook did is normal, and that in fact it has run its own user-behavior tests.

  • News: Chinese users tire of older social networking sites

    Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services.

  • News: How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

    Instagram may be designed for smartphones, but you've probably noticed that the best photos have a distinctly non-camera-phone vibe to them. Savvy Instagrammers post high-quality DSLR or point-and-shoot photos instead. You can create a high-quality Instagram feed, too, with a little help from Dropbox and your iOS or Android device.

  • News: SEC drops probe into Facebook's pre-IPO sales disclosures

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its investigation into disclosures about Facebook advertising sales before the company went public in 2012.

  • News: Foursquare ousts check-ins as it preps for relaunch

    Foursquare has been teasing its rebirth for months, and now it seems the end (or is that the beginning?) is near. As of Thursday, you'll no longer be able to check into a location on Foursquare. The service will push you to its dedicated check-in app Swarm from now on.

  • News: 5 ways to use social media to boost your career prospects

    It's true: Employers, both current and future, look you up online. And not just your LinkedIn profile--most of them will also click any public social network links that are floating around. But don't panic. With a little effort, you can polish your profiles so your personality shines through and makes you a more attractive candidate to recruiters. Here are five tips for leveraging your social networks to give your career a competitive edge.

  • News: Facebook isn't giving up on search

    Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.

  • News: Uber drives into the Windows Phone Store

    Taxis suck. Waiting for taxis sucks, paying for a taxi is always more difficult than it needs to be, and actually riding in a taxi? Well, that sucks too. That's why on-demand ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years: They're fast, clean, and dead-simple to pay for.

  • News: What to expect in Facebook's earnings call today

    With Facebook set to release its Q2 earnings today, it's a safe bet company execs will talk about mobile issues and user growth.



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