Identified is LinkedIn for the cool kids

While LinkedIn has become the gold standard of resume and career-building sites, the service is too boring and bland for today’s young professionals. So says the co-founder of Identified, a social career site aimed directly at the fresh college graduates and twenty-somethings who’d secretly rather play Call of Duty than build a professional profile. Tuesday, Identified  announced a $21 million funding round.

BYOD: The downside is beginning to show

The bring-your-own-device trend has taken off, based largely on the popularity of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. If there was ever a clear example of the consumerization of business technology, this is it, as witnessed by the sheer news coverage of the trend.

Who’s a patent troll now? Oracle joins Google and Apple in Lodsys patent fights

This one goes in the I’m-not-sure-what-to think category. Oracle, the company that just failed in its attempt to sue Google for violating dubious-sounding patents relating to Java technologies acquired in the Sun takeover, is now suing Lodsys, which has somewhat successfully sued app developers and website owners for violating its own dubious-sounding patents.

Why Ubisoft is pouring a lot of resources into Wii U games (interview)

Xavier Poix runs Ubisoft France, overseeing the French game publisher’s three main studios in France. He is in charge of the Just Dance, Raving Rabbids, Rayman and Ghost Recon franchises. He said that his company always supports new game platforms and so Ubisoft will launch eight games for the Wii U. We caught up with him on Sunday in an interview. Here’s an edited transcript of our talk.

Hands on with Instapaper for Android

When I heard Instapaper unveiled an Android app Monday, I quickly made my way to the Google Play store, forked over $2.99, and downloaded the app, which lets you save long articles to read offline later. My excitement fizzled after playing around with an app with a bland interface that didn’t perform as well as its popular iOS counterpart.

Friend discovery: the next big trend in social

Facebook has become the undisputed king of social networking, serving almost 1 billion active users and valued at over $100 billion. Even with this incredible rise, Mark Zuckerberg and many others believe we’re still at the beginning of the social revolution online.

South Park creators introduce their game and playfully mock Microsoft

Developer Obsidian Entertainment has worked closely with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to fully realize the world of the show in a new role-playing game dubbed “South Park: The Stick of Truth.” Players control the new kid in town, who is attempting to become the fifth member of the South Park crew. You’ll get to play along with Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and Cartman with your own created character.