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Read It and Cringe: LinkedIn's Overused Buzzwords

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To Whom It May Concern:* I’m writing to apply for the job opening you posted on ResumeBlast.com. I feel my extensive experience, analytical problem solving skills and my team playerness** make me the perfect motivated candidate for this position. My track record proves that I’m a creative and innovative worker....
Read It and Cringe: LinkedIn's Overused Buzzwords

LinkedIn Launches URL Shortener, Enhances Sharing Options For Content

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Professional social network LinkedIn has been steadily expanding its presence outside of its platform through integrations with Twitter, and Microsoft Outlook and opening up the platform’s API. And as LinkedIn takes its data and status updates from users outside of the network, the company has enhanced its sharing and privacy...
LinkedIn Launches URL Shortener, Enhances Sharing Options For Content

4 Tips for Building a Productive Relationship with Marketing

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When Greg Meyers was hired as vice president of IT at Biogen Idec, he had to build a relationship with marketing from scratch. Luckily, he was uniquely qualified. "I spent half of my professional life in sales and marketing and the other half in IT," says Meyers, who previously...
4 Tips for Building a Productive Relationship with Marketing

Digital Ad World Can't Decide How It Feels About Native Advertising [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Adweek provides an in-depth breakdown of how torn the digital advertising world is about native ads based on the panels, Twitter reactions, and hallway chatter at IAB's Annual Leadership Meeting in Phoenix. Many ad execs were just wondering what "native" actually...
Digital Ad World Can't Decide How It Feels About Native Advertising [THE BRIEF]
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Intro takes on Highlight and Glancee with LinkedIn-fuelled matching

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Social location app wants to help startups find the right people around themHere's the main thing that bothers me about buzzy social location apps like Highlight and Glancee, which help you connect with likeminded strangers nearby. People evangelising these apps seem to see them as professional networking tools, yet they...
Intro takes on Highlight and Glancee with LinkedIn-fuelled matching
Mastering trade show ROI (or, How to get sent to your favorite shows every time)

Cooking Up Great SEO: An Analogy in Photos

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Posted by randfishI've long opined to friends and co-workers that two of my personal passions, cooking & SEO, are deeply related in some mystical, cosmic way. Cooking is familiar to everyone. There's a process for each recipe, a uniqueness to each dish and both an art and a science to...
Cooking Up Great SEO: An Analogy in Photos
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Why A/B testing is essential to your startup's campaigns

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If you’ve read any of my previous marketing focused articles, you might notice a common, underlying theme: If you’re not measuring, you’re not marketing. In my professional life, this is a credo I live by. Companies live and die by how agile they are and how they’re meeting the demands...
Why A/B testing is essential to your startup's campaigns

Why Designers Shouldn’t Settle

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Ugly designs abound on the web, and behind each and every one of them is a “designer”. In many of these cases the designers behind the sites are simply incompetent. They’re often amateur designers or those who have little or no design training or people who design their own sites...
Why Designers Shouldn’t Settle

I’m getting sick of the bullshit

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I love the start-up world. I love working with founders and young companies. I love the excitement of working on business ideas that are new and different. I love seeing the success that often comes from this hard work. I’ve never before in my professional life seen a time of...
I’m getting sick of the bullshit

Startup Spotlight: Duxter is a LinkedIn for your gamer life

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Hard-core gamers are a different breed. So, it makes some sense that they need their own social network. Duxter, which recently relocated from Los Angeles to Seattle, is hoping to be  that place where gamers of all stripes hang out. Even better, users of Duxter earn rewards — known...
Startup Spotlight: Duxter is a LinkedIn for your gamer life

Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

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Medium isn't the first outlet to express a growing dissatisfaction with Facebook, but it is one of the more eloquent ones. In a lengthy monograph on the subject published this week, writer Jeswin opined on its increasing irrelevance to his life, calling the bulk of his news feed "absolutely...
Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplaces

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College graduates receiving their diplomas this year were teenagers when the first iPhone debuted and Facebook allowed anyone to create a profile. As this tech-saturated generation enters the IT workforce their familiarity with technology -- especially consumer products -- can lead to communication and work style clashes with more...
Tech-savvy college hires bring integration, communication challenges to IT workplaces

Daily Report: Saverin, a Facebook Co-Founder, Ponders His Future

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Eduardo Saverin can escape the United States, but he cannot slip Facebook. "Everything I do in my personal life, in my professional life, it's completely there," said Mr. Saverin, a Facebook co-founder, in an interview with Quentin Hardy of The New York Times. "A lot of what I do, what...
Daily Report: Saverin, a Facebook Co-Founder, Ponders His Future

BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry 10 and its first two devices, the Z10 and Q10

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Fresh from its rebrand from RIM to BlackBerry, the Canadian smartphone maker has launched BlackBerry 10 operating system and two new smartphones. With its new platform and devices — the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 – the company hopes to usher in a new era where its brand, services and hardware...
BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry 10 and its first two devices, the Z10 and Q10

The Technological Innovations That Connect Breakdancing, Hip Hop, and Video Games

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On the opening weekend of The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, my boyfriend and I lounged in the museum's courtyard listening to the musical duo 8-Bit Weapon. They were playing chip music -- a style that sounds like robotic electronic music. I was surprised when a...
The Technological Innovations That Connect Breakdancing, Hip Hop, and Video Games
Photo sharing for realtors: Abodograph connects real estate agents with customers

Should you do business in a hoodie?

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can afford to dress down, even when he's courting Wall Street suits. But what are the rules for the rest of us?Tom Lamont Let's break this in two. Should Mark Zuckerberg (who earlier this month upset potential Facebook investors by attending a meeting in casual clothing)...
Should you do business in a hoodie?

GMacGuffin's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Pre-postscript: I realized down at the end of this that it's all about uncool lawyering, and I didn't get to the most uncoolest of them all, the DOJ. Steel up, because scary DOJ stories roll in at an alarming pace. That said, we're working an attorney theme today from...
GMacGuffin's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Your Database Is Probably Terrible

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Databases aren’t sexy, but they’re the absolute foundation of the tech world, the ground on which all of its edifices are constructed. You probably use a hundred every day. At least. They’re like the Spice in Dune: “S/he who controls the database, controls the universe!” Well, don’t look now, but...
Your Database Is Probably Terrible

Sam Mendes Won't Direct Bond 24

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Sam Mendes Won't Direct Bond 24: Mendes spoke to Empire: It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara's very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie. Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments,...
Sam Mendes Won't Direct Bond 24

Digital portfolio startup Pathbrite scores $4M more to help students showcase learning

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Pathbrite, a San Francisco-based startup that provides digital portfolio software for students and professionals, has announced a $4 million round of Series A2 funding. The new round, which was led by testing giant ACT and included Rethink Education and other angel investors, brings the company’s total amount raised to $8...
Digital portfolio startup Pathbrite scores $4M more to help students showcase learning

Project Footage offers online, Web-based project management for people and companies

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Most of us have such complicated, diverse lives that it’s hard to keep track of everything. Project Footage aims to help, with a cloud-based project management service that helps you manage your projects, collaborate with others, and stay on top of everything in your personal and professional life. Project Footage,...
Project Footage offers online, Web-based project management for people and companies

Living the dream: Menlo Ventures' Shervin Pishevar

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Silicon Valley has its fair share of venture capitalists, eager for a chance to get in on the ground-floor of the hottest new startup. We hear about it practically every week when there are funding announcements. But sometimes we don’t hear what companies get beyond the financial support. Just who...
Living the dream: Menlo Ventures' Shervin Pishevar

Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions

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Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult. And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try. It’s time we all just give up on the small fights and become more accepting...
Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions

Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

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Reid Hoffman started his professional life with the intention of becoming an academic. But then he realized: "in order to be a professional scholar, you have to dedicate a vast majority of your career to writing esoteric books that only 50 people will understand." So instead, he got into the...
Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Maynard Webb On 'Rebooting' Your Career By Relying On Yourself, Not Your Employer [TCTV]

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Maynard Webb knows a thing or two about navigating through a career path. From the start of his professional life as an entry-level employee at IBM, he has risen to be one of the tech industry’s most respected veterans. After working his way up through increasingly senior ranks at...
Maynard Webb On 'Rebooting' Your Career By Relying On Yourself, Not Your Employer [TCTV]
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