This Common LinkedIn Mistake Could Be Fatal to Your Brand. Do This Instead

LinkedIn is a pretty great tool for building out your professional network. Every day, millions of people connect, find jobs, and even discover new customers. Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn is more focused on professional relationships, and as such, it avoids many of the pitfalls of Facebook and Twitter.

If you use LinkedIn well, it can be a fantastic resource for finding your next job or landing a new customer. The problem is, many people aren’t using it well. Quite to the contrary, many people use LinkedIn in a way that probably hurts them more than they think.

The problem is that LinkedIn helps you find people who might be in the same network based not only on their personal connections, but based on their work history, job roles, and even skills. That’s great, but if you’re prospecting on LinkedIn based on that information, you still have to do

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Future Disrupted 2021 LinkedIn blog: cybersecurity

How cyber-resilient is your business in a time of crisis?

As 2020 draws to a close, and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our lives and livelihoods, it’s incumbent on cybersecurity professionals to consider what are likely to emerge as disruptive cybersecurity technologies and concepts, over the next 3–5 years. It’s also critical to identify tangible, proactive actions, technology investments and mindset shifts that you should consider adopting. In our 2021 Future Disrupted technology trends e-book, we explore some of these developments in greater detail. 

We’ll also provide some practical steps that you can take to mitigate evolving cybersecurity risks. For example:

• Speed up deployment of zero-trust capabilities: As organizations started to allow their employees to work from home and become more reliant on cloud collaboration tools, the traditional perimeter defense has become less effective. It is the time for organizations to implement zero-trust with strong identity

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Amazon, LinkedIn, PATH employees among those on Joe Biden’s agency review teams

President-elect Joe Biden’s desire to hit the ground running on his first day in office is being aided by some Seattle-area professionals with tech backgrounds who have been named to his agency review teams.

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris released the names Tuesday of individuals who will help the incoming administration understand the operations of agencies including the Departments of Commerce, Education, Defense, State, Transportation and many more.

Among those named with Seattle tech and science ties:

  • Mark Schwartz, Amazon Web Services, enterprise strategist (Office of Management and Budget)
  • Tom Sullivan, Amazon, director of international tax planning (Department of State)
  • Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn, senior director North American policy (Department of Treasury)
  • David Kaslow, PATH, chief scientific officer (Department of Health and Human Services)

Other’s on the list have connections to Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, DropBox, Dell, Lyft and Stripe, according to CNBC.

According to Biden’s transition website, the Presidential Transition

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LinkedIn open-sources Dagli, a machine learning library for Java

LinkedIn today open-sourced Dagli, a machine learning library for Java (and other JVM languages) that ostensibly makes it easier to write bug-resistant, readable, modifiable, maintainable, and deployable model pipelines without incurring technical debt.

While machine learning maturity in the enterprise is generally increasing, the majority of companies (50%) spend between 8 and 90 days deploying a single machine learning model (with 18% taking longer than 90 days), a 2019 survey from Algorithmia found. Most peg the blame on failure to scale, followed by model reproducibility challenges, a lack of executive buy-in, and poor tooling.

With Dagli, the model pipeline is defined as a directed acyclic graph, a graph consisting of vertices and edges with each edge directed from one vertex to another for training and inference. The Dagli environment provides pipeline definitions, static typing, near-ubiquitous immutability, and other features preventing the large majority of potential logic errors.

“Models are typically

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Pinterest, LinkedIn, NextDoor deal with election disinformation

Those social networks have long struggled with the misinformation runoff from bigger rivals, like Facebook and Twitter, who have worked to stifle the spread of election disinformation on their sites. Those tech giants have spent months preparing for this period, marshaling tens of thousands of content moderators to slap labels on posts, hide tweets and even shutting off political ads.

The more misinformation circulates on the large social networks, the more it trickles down to the smaller sites better known for posting wedding photos, connecting with potential employers and complaining about a neighbor’s dog.

“Of course, the Internet is a space without borders, and that means the conspiracy theories and propaganda and misinformation does not remain static across platforms,” said Samuel Woolley, a professor and director of a propaganda research team at the University of Texas at Austin.

In the past week, misinformation and conspiracy theories have surged across the

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Microsoft shows strong growth for LinkedIn and Azure in Q3

  • Microsoft announced strong Q3 2020 for LinkedIn and Azure.
  • Advertiser demand went up 40% YoY on LinkedIn, while Microsoft’s Azure saw revenues grow 48%.
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Spotlighting its focus on digital transformation, Microsoft announced strong Q3 2020 earlier this week. The tech giant’s diversified portfolio of products and services for marketers and businesses fueled its 12% revenue increase this quarter.

us companies that use communication and collaboration tools

Microsoft reports strong growth for LinkedIn and other products.


LinkedIn revenues grew 16% in Q3. With more than 722 million users worldwide, LinkedIn saw record-setting engagement levels on its platform. Microsoft credited a redesign that featured a new messaging experience, search functionality, and Stories. Many professionals also spent time on LinkedIn looking for work amid the pandemic: Microsoft said that nearly 40 million job seekers used

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LinkedIn rolls out new tools to help job seekers amid coronavirus pandemic


LinkedIn has more than 706 million users in more than 200 countries.

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LinkedIn is releasing new tools aimed at making it easier for the unemployed to find a job amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The business-oriented social network, which is owned by Microsoft, said it’s testing a new tool called career explorer that shows job seekers how their skills relate to thousands of job titles and what skills they still need to build. Users will be directed to online learning courses to learn new skills. 

Some of the fastest growing skills on LinkedIn including programming, digital marketing, finance and data analysis. Companies are also looking for workers with communication, business management and problem-solving skills.

“In this environment,

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Handshake raises $80M more to build a more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students

College graduates this year (and perhaps in the near-term) have been looking for work in what is one of the most challenging job markets in a decade due to the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy and how people can interact with each other. Today, a startup that’s helping them with that job hunting process is announcing a big round of funding to grow its business.

Handshake, which provides a platform for college-aged students to register their interest and skills and search for suitable work, and for recruiters to search for candidates and advertise entry-level openings, has raised $80 million in a growth round of funding.

Handshake is not disclosing its valuation but a reliable source close to the startup said that the valuation has more than doubled since its last round. That was at $275 million, putting the likely valuation now between $550 million and $600 million.


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