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Microsoft covets LinkedIn algorithms

Microsoft's announced plans to buy the business social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion were triggered by an appetite for algorithms.

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Microsoft scoops up LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash

Microsoft announced Monday that it will acquire enterprise social network LinkedIn for approximately $26.2 billion in cash.

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Recruiters increasingly rely on social media to find talent

The talent war is on in tech, and recruiters are taking advantage of every weapon at their disposal. A recent study found that recruiters are getting creative in how they source candidates -- moving toward social media and messaging...

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Facebook begins aiming ads at non-users

Facebook is expanding its ad network past its own borders, encompassing Internet users who don't even use the social network.

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I'm calling it: Social networking is over

And just like that, social networking is no more. The sites formerly known as social networks are pivoting to something else.

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Lyft drivers lawsuit may end without addressing worker reclassification

A lawsuit filed by drivers against Lyft may not address the key and contentious issue of whether the drivers should be reclassified as employees with all the attendant benefits.

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Twitter looks to stem 'punch in the gut' of worker exodus

Facing a sinking stock price and some executive walkouts, Twitter is reportedly handing out big-time bonuses and additional stock to keep some employees on board.

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Slack and Microsoft: The unrequited love affair that is better off dead

News that Microsoft considered acquiring white-hot messaging app Slack raises some questions.

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Mark Zuckerberg quip: Facebook does virtual reality “with zest” (ugh)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook honcho, talks virtual reality, Free Basics, drones, and zombies (I made that last one up). At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, he appeared on stage twice: Once to play a trick on Samsung fans, and once to...

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No! Facebook Messenger advertising? Spam-valanche in 3... 2... 1...

Facebook Messenger advertising is coming: Brace yourselves. This leaked document says brands can begin IM’ing ads to us soon -- it mentions a way to prevent spam, but companies already seem to be tip-toeing their ways around it...

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One crucial exercise for a healthy business

For those sitting at the top of any business, it takes knowledge and courage to master success and longevity. Here's an effective way to make your organization stand out among your competitors and your customers.

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How three old-school companies became digital platform players

IT is a key driver when product-centric companies move to a new platform model. Here's how to make customers and supplies part of your business ecosystem.

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How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt moved from product to platform

The 180-year-old publisher is now a digital platform player, thanks to an open API strategy.

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New LinkedIn job listings help you find the right gig

To help you find better career opportunities, job postings on LinkedIn will soon receive a makeover that includes additional details on hiring companies and their current employees.

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5 things wrong with Slack

Slack may have a compelling interface -- and fun bots -- but some things need to be fixed if it's going to replace my in-company email and IM.

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San Francisco votes against measures to restrict Airbnb

Airbnb and the so-called "sharing economy" got a shot in the arm as early results on Tuesday suggested that the voters in San Francisco had shot down a measure that would place restrictions on the operation of short-term vacation...

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Facebook getting down to business in the enterprise

Facebook is expanding the beta test of its social network for the enterprise and hopes to launch it in the next few months.

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