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LinkedIn’s latest mobile app is designed for recruiters

The idea is to give recruiters on the go ready access to the tools they need to find find the best job candidates LinkedIn says that 33% of the site’s 230 million-plus members visit LinkedIn from mobile devices.  The LinkedIn Recruiter app is free if you already have a  Recruiter account. It’s currently only available for the iPhone in the App Store, though a mobile Web version is also available. Source article
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 16, 20130 comments

With the switch to iOS 7, older iOS apps will become less reliable

So says Crittercism, a company which handles app performance management for many major app makers, including LinkedIn, Netflix, and Pinterest. As iOS developers focus energy and resources on building the new version of their apps, they are less likely to update old versions to fix performance issues. That means older versions of iOS apps are crashing more often. Between January and August, Crittercism found that crash rates on iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 went up dramatically — by 85% and 74% respectively.   Source article
avatarby Tab TimesSeptember 18, 20130 comments

LinkedIn app update lets mobile job seekers apply from their tablet or smartphone

The update builds on an earlier update last month that lets mobile users search for jobs directly from their mobile device. "As a result of our highly personalized job recommendations in the mobile feed, we're seeing members who never view jobs on the desktop, viewing and saving jobs on mobile," LinkedIn's Associate Product Manager Vaibhay Goel said today in a blog post. Applying for a job on a mobile device can be a bit of a challenge if you have to edit your resume and customize it for different positions on the small screen. With the update, LinkedIn eliminates the need to attach a resume, substituting your LinkedIn profile instead. When you [...]
avatarby Tab TimesAugust 5, 20130 comments

AdStage buys Semply, an AdWords reporting app for iPad

AdStage offers a dashboard that advertisers can use to run campaigns on Google, Bing, Facebook and LinkedIn. The platform optimizes ad spending across networks and includes recommendations based on data from similar and competitive companies.  Semply says it’s “the world’s first full-featured Google AdWords reporting application for iPad.” During the app’s first month, it was reporting on more than $110 million of ad spending for more than 1,500 advertisers. The free app has already been rebranded as “AdStage -Your Analytics Dashboard for Google AdWords.” Source article
avatarby Tab TimesJune 21, 20130 comments

No April fooling – Charlie Kindel joins Amazon

Kindel announced the change in his personal blog and LinkedIn page where he say at Amazon he’ll be “working on something wonderful.” He also says he’ll be involved in a “totally new area” for Amazon and is hiring cloud and mobile developers and testers, program managers, and product managers. Just what that new area might be is unclear, but given Amazon’s focus in the consumer space, it could well have to do with Kindles and other devices for business. 
Or, given Kindel’s background at Microsoft, it could be the first Amazon-branded smartphone. In a humorous blog post playing off the timing of his April [...]
avatarby Tab TimesApril 2, 20130 comments

LinkedIn has its finger on buying Pulse newsreader

Pulse is a product of San Francisco-based Alphonso Labs. If the purchase goes through, Pulse would join SlideShare as LinkedIn's other notable social media acquisition. LinkedIn also earlier bought Cardmunch, an iPhone app that transcribes pictures of business cards you’ve collected and adds them to iPhone's contact list.  According to a report in AllThingsD, LinkedIn will pay between $50 million to $100 million for Pulse. Pulse says it has 20 million users who read more than 10 million stories a day. Last November the company reported that over 4 billion stories have been read using Pulse since the app was released in May, [...]
avatarby Tab TimesMarch 11, 20130 comments

LinkedIn hands out almost 3,500 iPad minis to employees as ‘a special reward’

LinkedIn product manager Mike Grishaver confirmed the news on the company’s website and compared chief executive Jeff Weiner to Oprah Winfrey, if only for his new-found interest in bearing gifts. “Jeff 'Winfrey' Weiner decided to give every [LinkedIn] employee an iPad mini today as a special reward for our recent results," said Grishaver, who works on the company's marketing solutions team. Another spokesman later revealed that each full-time employee (there are 3,458 in total) will be getting a 32GB 7.85-inch iPad mini in white or black, and said that it was a “small gesture of the company’s gratitude” for recent [...]
avatarby Tab TimesFebruary 14, 20130 comments
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