Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 13, 2016

Windows giant Microsoft on Monday announced it’s purchasing business-oriented social networking service LinkedIn for a cool $26.2 billion. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a message to troops that he’s been learning about LinkedIn for some time “while also reflecting on how networks can truly differentiate cloud services.” LinkedIn has a network of more than 433 million business professionals, meaning Microsoft would be paying an average of about $60 per user. Read More


LogDog for iOS lets you monitor the security of your online accounts

By Anthony Bouchard on May 2, 2016

LogDog, a service originally made popular on the Android platform for keeping your various online accounts safe from unauthorized activity, is now launching for iOS.

With LogDog, you can actively monitor your online accounts and keep an eye on where the most recent logins came from, what operating system and web browser was used, and more.

If you’re always worried about your security, or even your privacy, this is an app you’ll want to check out. Read More


LinkedIn overhauls iOS app, adds 3D Touch, Spotlight Search support and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2015

LinkedIn, the leading business-oriented social networking service, today released a major update to its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad application in the App Store. Featuring a brand new interface redesigned from the ground up, the app is now streamlined into five core areas: Your Feed, Me, My Network, Messaging and Search.

In addition, owners of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can press firmly LinkedIn’s Home screen icon for Search, New Message, View Activity and Share features. Read More


LinkedIn reboots its Contacts for iPhone app as LinkedIn Connected

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014

After retiring CardMunch, its standalone iPhone app for scanning business cards, in favor of Evernote’s business card scanning service last month, LinkedIn today rebranded another standalone iOS app – LinkedIn Contacts. The app shall be known henceforth as LinkedIn Connected.

The app has been reimagined and redesigned for a much cleaner appearance.

Aside from the name change, the free download has all the same features like its predecessor, but more advanced than before and with “much more focus on strengthening your relationships”… Read More


Apple hires head software engineer from Atlas Wearables, likely to work on the iWatch

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 26, 2014

Apple is believed to have an interesting pipeline of new products planned for the second half of this year, including new Macs, iPhones and its first wearable device. It has been speculated over the past several months that the company is gearing up to launch the so-called “iWatch” in the fall, a smart watch that will double as a health and fitness tracker for managing your heart rate, calories, blood glucose levels and more… Read More


Angela Ahrendts shares advice on starting anew at Apple

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 23, 2014

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has had quite the experience since joining the iPhone maker’s leadership team last month. Ahrendts has posted a letter on LinkedIn that details her transition to her new role at Apple, following an eight-year tenure as CEO of the luxury fashion brand Burberry. In her memo, she discusses a few insights that allowed her to adapt to the Silicon Valley culture…  Read More


Hunting for a new gig? LinkedIn’s new Job Search app is a one-stop shop for your job-seeking needs

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 19, 2014

If you’re in the market for a new job, there’s no better place to start than LinkedIn, the world’s most popular business-oriented service for professional networking. And when tapping the power of your professional network to seek out new opportunities, your quick responses to inquiries from potential employers become paramount.

LinkedIn has a decent iPhone and iPad client in the App Store, but it’s a little clunky and can be overwhelming and daunting to use. Enter Job Search, a new iPhone app from LinkedIn that makes it easy to find that dream job while sipping your latte… Read More


LinkedIn retires CardMunch in favor of Evernote’s biz card scanning

By Christian Zibreg on May 7, 2014

LinkedIn, the world’s top social network for professionals, is retiring its standalone iPhone business card reader app CardMunch it released back in November 2011. As it fell on deaf ears with consumers, CardMunch has been phased out in favor of LinkedIn’s newly announced partnership with the note-taking and productivity giant Evernote… Read More


Pulse app updated with redesigned discovery experience, improved search

By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2013

Good news Pulse users, LinkedIn has updated its popular newsreader app this afternoon with a handful of new features and improvements. The update, which brings the client to version 3.2, brings about a redesigned discovery experience, improved search, and more… Read More


LinkedIn app updated with new search and discovery features

By Cody Lee on Jul 1, 2013

LinkedIn has updated its native iOS app this afternoon, bringing it to version 6.1. This is the first substantial update the social network has posted for its mobile client since it was completely overhauled back in April.

Today’s release includes a number of improvements, but perhaps the biggest change is the new search feature. Users can now use the app to find and discover people, jobs, companies and groups. More after the fold… Read More


Apple testing system-wide integration of LinkedIn in iOS 7

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2013

Move over Twitter and Facebook, it looks like Apple is planning to add a third social network to the system-wide share sheet in iOS 7. According to code-based references found inside the first beta, the company is testing deep LinkedIn integration.

Similar to the setup with the two aforementioned networks, the code points to a single-sign-on system for LinkedIn accounts. This would allow users to easily post content, such as Web URLs, to LinkedIn from native and third party applications… Read More


OS X Mavericks has native LinkedIn sharing, but what about iOS 7?

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2013

Apple has shared a bunch of software-focused updates during today’s WWDC keynote, but only briefly touched on a few topics dear to my heart, due to time constraints. Among them: native LinkedIn sharing. As you know, OS X Mountain Lion already incorporates single sign-on for Facebook and Twitter. Truth be told, the company did make a passing mention of LinkedIn integration during the keynote’s Safari segment and it would only seem natural that it will be bringing that capability to iOS 7 in the betas preceding a Fall release… Read More


LinkedIn updates its Pulse iOS app with new sharing options

By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2013

LinkedIn, the world’s top social network for people in professional occupations, recently purchased the popular news reader Pulse for nearly a hundred million bucks as part of its ongoing efforts to become a media company. Nearly a month following the transaction, LinkedIn has updated Pulse mobile software with the expected LinkedIn sharing. Other new features in Pulse version 3.1 include the much-needed ability to save stories for later reading to such popular read-later services as Pocket, Evernote and Instapaper… Read More


Trust Twitter and Google, not Apple, to protect you from government data demands

By Christian Zibreg on May 1, 2013

Well, this is certainly noteworthy. According to the third annual report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) titled “Who Has Your Back?”, gadget giant Apple along with carriers AT&T and Verizon, Google’s rival Yahoo and the forgotten social network MySpace all are very likely to give in to Uncle Sam’s data demands.

Specifically, Apple and Yahoo scored one out of six possible stars, with Verizon and Yahoo rather ingloriously earning zero stars each. These companies’ weak safeguard implementation does little to circumvent data demands and protect your private information from the government’s prying eyes.

Whereas Apple and Yahoo only fight for users’ privacy rights in Congress, companies like Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Dropbox go to great lengths to ensure privacy of your data, earning four out of six stars each… Read More


LinkedIn launches standalone Contacts app

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 25, 2013

Having acquired the popular news reader Pulse, LinkedIn, the social network for people in professional occupations, recently revamped its iPhone and Android application with a focus on updates, content-rich streams and new navigation options. Today, the team announced a standalone Contacts app, now available free on the App Store.

“A smarter way to stay in touch with your most important relationships,” the new Contacts service is also available on, bringing all your contacts from your Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and other address books. Additionally, the application integrates with your email accounts and calendars… Read More


LinkedIn reportedly buying Pulse for up to $100 million

By Cody Lee on Mar 12, 2013

When word started spreading around yesterday that Pulse was about to be acquired by a “major platform” company, I would have guessed it was either Yahoo or Microsoft. The popular news reader app seems like it would be a great fit for either firm.

But according to the latest reports, the buyer is actually the social networking site for business professionals LinkedIn. The company has allegedly already sealed a deal with Alphonso Labs, the maker of Pulse, worth between $50-$100 million… Read More


LinkedIn CEO gives iPad minis to all employees

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2013

It’s not just Fortune 500s, contractors, financial institutions, retailers, President Obamagovernments, education, military, airliners or enterprise: startups big and small alike are finding it increasingly difficult to resits the allure of tablet computing. The latest example: LinkedIn, a social networking web site for people in professional occupations, gave Apple’s iPad mini to every one of its 3,500 employees… Read More


LinkedIn privacy scare: 6.5M passwords leak, iOS app scraps meeting notes

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2012

Today’s a bad, bad day for LinkedIn and a field day for privacy advocates around the world as someone has just managed to leak over 6.5 million hashed and encrypted LinkedIn passwords on a Russian hacker forum.

What are you waiting for, change your LinkedIn password now!

On top of that, the LinkedIn for iOS app, which was recently updated with iPad support, has an opt-in feature that lets you synchronize your iOS calendar to view upcoming events inside the app.

But similar to the unauthorized Path address book access, this feature sends your meeting notes to LinkedIn’s servers without you ever knowing it… Read More