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SlideShare Now Supports Business Videos On Professional Content Platform

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SlideShare, the “YouTube for presentations,” has been making a big push to become the go-to platform for professional and business content. Last year, the startup unveiled two premium services for businesses, LeadShare and AdShare. And earlier this year, SlideShare launched another business-friendly product, branded channels. Today, the startup is...
SlideShare Now Supports Business Videos On Professional Content Platform
Flinja unleashes stealthy army of students on freelance workforce

France's MyJobCompany Brings Its Social Headhunting Platform Across The Channel

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MyJobCompany is another take on the social recruitment idea. Its platform, which expanded beyond France and Latin America to the UK last week, enables anybody to become what it calls a “social headhunter” by recommending friends and acquaintances for a job. Or, put another way, by sending their social and professional networks job adverts,...
France's MyJobCompany Brings Its Social Headhunting Platform Across The Channel

In a world of professional networking, OneLeap links connections with philanthropic causes

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It costs £375 to get in touch with Bill Liao, an entrepreneur, diplomat and founder of WeForest, but only £40 to connect with Adam Parr, the Chairman of Williams F1 and it’s just £30 to email with Rupert Turnbull, the Publisher of Wired Magazine. Once you’ve sent a pitch and paid your dues, you’ll receive...
In a world of professional networking, OneLeap links connections with philanthropic causes

Can You Build A Network On Top Of Another Network?

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By now, regular readers of this blog should be pretty familiar with USV's investment thesis centered around investing in large networks of engaged users that have the potential to disrupt large markets. I've mentioned it frequently here and my colleagues have also blogged regularly about it. Today I got a...
Can You Build A Network On Top Of Another Network?

Guardian CEO sees digital business trailing opportunity

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There is something ironic about a newspaper publisher discussing its financial travails at an event thrown for accountants. But that’s what Guardian Media Group CEO Andrew Miller did during a seminar the group hosted at its Kings Place HQ for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS). According to a...
Guardian CEO sees digital business trailing opportunity

An open letter to leaders of companies who block employee access to social media

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Dear Sir or Madam: I understand your fears and worries. I really do. It’s risky out there where employees may say something they shouldn’t that brings the wrath of a regulatory agency upon your head, where links from Facebook pages lead to sites that exist solely to infect your network,...
An open letter to leaders of companies who block employee access to social media

Science-backed EverySignal uses social search to keep you up-to-date on life's most important moments

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Science Inc. has backed another startup — this time its first social search/big data company. Today, EverySignal is launching to make it simple and efficient for people to leverage their social networks in order to make sure they don’t miss any of life’s most important moments. One problem that the...
Science-backed EverySignal uses social search to keep you up-to-date on life's most important moments

AfterCollege Adds User Profiles So Students Can Network to Entry-Level Jobs and Internships

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Everyone seems to think they have the idea for the next great niche social network. Few, however, have the power to get their users paid. Entry-level job and internship focused career network AfterCollege aims to do just that by bridging the gap left by LinkedIn, Monster.com and others in...
AfterCollege Adds User Profiles So Students Can Network to Entry-Level Jobs and Internships

THE IPO IS COMING…Facebook To Halt Secondary Trading

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Facebook will halt trading of its shares on secondary markets this week, Bloomberg reports. We're told that bankers close to the deal are expecting the public offering to come in May. Click here for updates to this post. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this...
THE IPO IS COMING…Facebook To Halt Secondary Trading

Meet The Power Duo From Twitter And YouTube Who Are Electrifying Silicon Valley

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In the highly networked universe of Silicon Valley, Satya Patel and Hunter Walk stand out for their connections. Now they're putting them to use, Dan Primack reports at Fortune, in forming a new venture-capital firm to be called Homebrew, which is seeking to raise $25 million. The buzz on Twitter...
Meet The Power Duo From Twitter And YouTube Who Are Electrifying Silicon Valley

Facebook's New Listings Could Target LinkedIn And Craigslist (FB, LNKD)

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Facebook is making a big push to test new revenue streams. One idea it tried in its early days is classifieds ads. Now Facebook is reviving that experiment, with the project on a "fast track," according to The Daily. The ads would charge people a small fee for prominent placement...
Facebook's New Listings Could Target LinkedIn And Craigslist (FB, LNKD)

Society daily 06.06.12

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Former deputy PM says incident in which unemployed people had to sleep under bridge raises questions about OlympicsSign up to Society daily email briefingToday's top SocietyGuardian stories• Unpaid jubilee stewards: Prescott accuses government of exploitation• Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh expected to spread• Sexually exploited children are at further risk...
Society daily 06.06.12

Guardian sells tech money tracker Kable to Danson’s PDMG

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Five years after it acquired public-sector technology research firm Kable (here was our story), Guardian News & Media (GNM) is off-loading the outfit. The firm, which tracks local government’s technology expenditure plans for suppliers hunting contracts, is passing to Progressive Digital Media Group (PDMG), the vehicle through which Datamonitor Mike...
Guardian sells tech money tracker Kable to Danson’s PDMG

The new recruiting ecosystem

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The proliferation of social and professional networks makes some job boards and headhunters feel pretty old-fashioned. Professional social networks like LinkedIn and Viadeo already play a big role in talent acquisition, while companies like BranchOut, Jobvite and even Monster are building Facebook apps for hiring and career development. According to...
The new recruiting ecosystem
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Tracky Raises $1M For Its “Open” Cloud Productivity & Collaboration Platform

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Las Vegas-based startup Tracky has spent the last year, heads-down, building a social collaboration platform that aims to bridge the gap between your personal and professional networks. Today, the startup is announcing that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from a few Canadian super angels, Vortaloptics, and family...
Tracky Raises $1M For Its “Open” Cloud Productivity & Collaboration Platform

Why Being A Technical Founder Puts You At A Huge Advantage

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I was taking a walk yesterday with a former Facebook employee who is starting a company.  He can also code. The fact that he's a technical co-founder puts him at a huge advantage because he doesn't have to employ anyone while he works on coding his own product. Once...
Why Being A Technical Founder Puts You At A Huge Advantage

Skype's new workspace portal aims to boost small businesses

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Not all social networks work well as professional networks. (I'm looking at you, Facebook.) But there's no question that businesses--especially small ones and startups--could benefit greatly from a social network with a professional bent. That's the idea behind Skype in the workspace, which launched to the public late last...
Skype's new workspace portal aims to boost small businesses
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Professional Networks Built On Facebook Are Growing Like Crazy

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Professional networks built on Facebook are picking up major traction, according to Appdata.  The space is hot, which is why dozens of venture capitalists are looking at companies like Identified and Branchout. In the last month, Identified has more than doubled its monthly active users. It now has 2.5 million...
Professional Networks Built On Facebook Are Growing Like Crazy

The Case for Converging Your Personal/Professional Networks

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Image via Snorgtees Do you "cross the streams?" In other words, do you co-mingle your personal and professional social networks? This is a tough question to answer. In this essay (which is also my Adage column next week), I present the pro-side of the argument. I also opened up...
The Case for Converging Your Personal/Professional Networks
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LinkedIn Today gets Facebook-esque commenting, liking and trending features

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Now that LinkedIn has gotten rid of all of the Twitter spam from its service, the company is now focusing on bubbling up great content via its “Today” product. Today, the company announced some new social features for Today, including commenting, liking and trending. The hope is that your network...
LinkedIn Today gets Facebook-esque commenting, liking and trending features

Sina Weibo challenges LinkedIn with its own business-focused social network

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Chinese Internet giant Sina is hoping to expand its microblogging service, called Weibo, through a new business orientated social network that resembles LinkedIn. The new direction for Weibo, spotted by Tech In Asia, is in beta at the moment and can only be accessed via an email invite. It’s called...
Sina Weibo challenges LinkedIn with its own business-focused social network
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