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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
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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
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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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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