Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, and Yahoo have banded together to created the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, declaring that spy tactics around the world need to change now.
Software might be making data science easier and more accessible for the masses, but stars in the field are pointing to the power of data scientists who embrace creativity and accidents.
Once a company succeeds in hiring data scientists, then come questions about what to do with them. Different large companies have different views on who they should work with and when.
“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
Making a sustainable business in the Web 3.0 era means incorporating feedback loops into the basic design of every product and service.
Jawbone’s significant share of a growing market gives it quite a lot of data to mine. According to vice president of data Monica Rogati, the company collects the equivalent of 60 years of sleep data every night.
Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.
That growth rate, Gozaik co-founder Joe Budzienski says, will make Twitter the “dominant channel” for talent recruitment.
Leila Janah will assume the role of chief executive at Sama Group, running three nonprofits.
With its clever engineering, Intro became a violation of trust. And worse, potentially a massive security hole.
The company has been focusing a lot on mobile over the past year or two — and now we get to see whether that focus has paid off.
If you’re at all concerned about the privacy of your emails, here’s a tip: Don’t use LinkedIn Intro.
HootSuite announced yesterday that it now has almost eight million users, over 1,000 enterprise customers, 150 percent year-over-year growth, and a new partnership with social analytics expert Brandwatch.
Like Rapportive, the LinkedIn acquisition it’s based on, it skims web-based data from social networks and other sources to create on-the-fly profiles of the people who email you.
SAN FRANCISCO — At a company “mobile day,” LinkedIn revealed a few additions to its mobile suite.
This event, which CEO Jeff Weiner called a “mobile moment,” has already happened in the UAE, Singapore, and Turkey.
VentureBeat will be hosting DataBeat, Dec. 4-5 in Redwood City, Calif., together with the Data Science Summit, giving attendees an unparalleled cross-seciton of ideas and experts from data science, analytics, and the business of big data.
With two new mobile products, LinkedIn has become a lot more useful for recruiters and companies looking to promote open positions.
“The benefit of being part of LinkedIn is very clear. The benefit of being part of Facebook is very, very clear. The benefit of being on Twitter is … not so obvious.”
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court today opposing tech companies’ bid to disclose to their users that the government is spying on their data.
Sponsored Jobs on LinkedIn just got a little more valuable. The company announced today that these paid-for job listings will now be pushed into users’ LinkedIn feeds found on the site’s homepage.
Social optimization service Buffer, which optimizes the time of your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ postings for maximum impact, just passed one million users and over $2 million in annualized revenue.
“We’re already down that path,” said CEO Jeff Weiner. “This isn’t science fiction. Every dimension of that is up and running, and we’re fast approaching a quarter of a billion members.”
Sure, San Francisco is one of the top American cities for social media jobs. And New York is hot for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn marketers.
But some of the cities on the list might surprise you.
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
The 61 signatories include top tech companies as well as public interest and consumer privacy groups such as the ACLU, the EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, Reports without Borders, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, http://www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said yesterday that company engineers can roll out any experimental features they’re testing to one percent of the social network’s users.
Facebook fans are the holy grail of small business, according to a recent study by Staples.
The new ed-tech fund is supported by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Y Combinator founder Paul Graham, among others.
Job-finding and recruiting sites are hotter than heat, but no-one’s hotter than the relatively ancient old man on the block: 8-year-old Indeed.com.
Jeep’s Twitter account recently told the world that the iconic brand had been “sold to Cadillac.” And Burger King’s account started mysteriously promoting McDonalds. Two high-profile hacks in less than a week means, apparently, that Twitter had to take some action.
“The vast majority of organizations put their emergency information on paper,” Summers says. “This is an opportunity to leverage networking technology for safety.”
LinkedIn has surpassed Wall Street’s expectations yet again with its stellar fourth quarter.
Current Facebook chief operating officer and former Google VP Cheryl Sandberg was almost LinkedIn’s chief executive officer. Almost.
Facebook causes Americans more stress than any other social network. But it’s also the network with the most positive effect on our moods.
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
LinkedIn is catering to the entrepreneurially minded people on its team with a new program designed to advance great ideas dreamt up in the workplace.
A company’s best, most educated, and highest-paid staff are continually trolling on Twitter for a better job. They’re not actively looking for a new job, just keeping an ear to the ground in case one comes up.
Editor’s Pick Most new social-local apps are a bore, frankly. But most don’t have a CEO who did a couple of tours of duty in Desert Storm, was a chief mechanic for a NASCAR team, and then, after selling a startup, went back to study at MIT.
It took LinkedIn nine years to reach 187 million members. It took the professional social network about a month to pass 200 million endorsements.