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Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard: All you need to know about the record $69 billion deal
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Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker Activision Blizzard: All you need to know about the record $69 billion deal

The all-cash deal will let Microsoft — maker of the Xbox gaming system — the world’s third-biggest gaming company by revenue behind China’s Tencent and Japan’s Sony

Job seeker in London stands at train station with pitches for interview; gets job offers within three hours
World

Job seeker in London stands at train station with pitches for interview; gets job offers within three hours

Many people gave their cards and also their contact numbers. Haidar Malik decided to engage with more people by talking and greeting them. Among all these individuals, one person gave the young job seeker a breakthrough

Microsoft says it will shut down LinkedIn in China as Beijing tightens control over tech firms
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Microsoft says it will shut down LinkedIn in China as Beijing tightens control over tech firms

The US-based company will replace LinkedIn in China with an application dedicated to applying for jobs but without the networking features, according to senior vice president of engineering Mohak Shroff

LinkedIn denies data breach that allegedly exposed data of 700 million users, says 'members trust us'
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LinkedIn denies data breach that allegedly exposed data of 700 million users, says 'members trust us'

LinkedIn has clearly denied any such breach and assured that 'no private LinkedIn member data was exposed'.

Microsoft in discussions to buy Nuance Communications, an AI firm, for $16 billion: report
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Microsoft in discussions to buy Nuance Communications, an AI firm, for $16 billion: report

If the deal goes through, this would be the second-most important acquisition for Microsoft after its $27 billion purchase of LinkedIn in 2016.

After Facebook, data of 500 million LinkedIn users appears online; company says 'not a LinkedIn data breach'
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After Facebook, data of 500 million LinkedIn users appears online; company says 'not a LinkedIn data breach'

LinkedIn members’ full names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, and more were visible in the leaked set of data.

LinkedIn confirms that it is working on a Clubhouse-like audio chatroom feature
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LinkedIn confirms that it is working on a Clubhouse-like audio chatroom feature

Parallelly, platforms like Spotify, Facebook, Instagram are also believed to be working on similar products for their respective platforms.

LinkedIn predicts 'Future of Work' in 2021, says 40 percent Indian professionals expect jobs to increase
India

LinkedIn predicts 'Future of Work' in 2021, says 40 percent Indian professionals expect jobs to increase

As of November 2020, 4 in 5 unemployed professionals feel stressed, and only 1 in 3 Indians expect their incomes to increase, heading into the new year.

PUBG might come back to India as PUBG Corporation posts job vacancy on LinkedIn
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PUBG might come back to India as PUBG Corporation posts job vacancy on LinkedIn

The title for the job is Corporate Development Division Manager - India and the location of the post says Delhi, India.

LinkedIn will soon let users place video calls using Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans and Zoom
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LinkedIn will soon let users place video calls using Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans and Zoom

LinkedIn has also introduced the ability to edit one's message, allowing users to quickly and easily correct a mistake.

LinkedIn introduces host of new messaging features for quicker communication
India

LinkedIn introduces host of new messaging features for quicker communication

LinkedIn stated that they will soon make it possible for users to switch the conversation from text messaging to face-to-face using video conference apps like Zoom

Twitter, Reddit, other internet firms oppose US rules requiring visitors to disclose social media info
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Twitter, Reddit, other internet firms oppose US rules requiring visitors to disclose social media info

The internet group says the rules force foreign nationals "to surrender their anonymity in order to travel to the United States" and "chill a vast quantity of speech and associational activity."

Coronavirus Outbreak: LinkedIn offers free job postings to accelerate hiring for critical roles
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: LinkedIn offers free job postings to accelerate hiring for critical roles

Global professional network LinkedIn on Thursday said it will offer free job postings to companies in healthcare, supermarket, warehousing, freight delivery and disaster relief nonprofits to accelerate the hiring process for critical roles to fight COVID-19

The ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ meme is the latest viral trend on social media
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The ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ meme is the latest viral trend on social media

Started by 74-year-old US country singer Dolly Parton, celebs from across the world joined in.

How Facebook, Twitter, Google are going to handle political ads, prior to US 2020 elections
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How Facebook, Twitter, Google are going to handle political ads, prior to US 2020 elections

Critics including Elizabeth Warren have also run intentionally false Facebook ads to highlight the issue.

DGT's new public registry with skilling info to enable better-quality blue-collar workforce
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DGT's new public registry with skilling info to enable better-quality blue-collar workforce

This will make it cheaper for companies to onboard blue collar workers rapidly and in a cost-effective manner.

Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon
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Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon

The men downloaded 57 million Uber user records from Amazon.com Inc's cloud platform.

How to plan for your digital afterlife: What happens to your data when you finally kick the bucket?
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How to plan for your digital afterlife: What happens to your data when you finally kick the bucket?

It is very important to take control and decide what happens to your digital accounts in your afterlife.

LinkedIn's appeal to stop hiQ from getting access to user profiles rejected
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LinkedIn's appeal to stop hiQ from getting access to user profiles rejected

LinkedIn has no protected property interest in the data contributed by its users, says the Circuit Judge.