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Posts Tagged ‘Rapportive’

LinkedIn Identifies Four Industries for Career Seekers to Avoid, Makes a Purchase

An economic survey from LinkedIn focused on industry trends found it’s a good time to be in the green tech or internet environs. The fastest-growing industries include renewables, up 49 percent; Internet, up 24 percent; online publishing, up 24 percent; and e-learning, up 15 percent.

It’s not so hot in the old school fields like publishing and making cars. Newspapers are in a sad and sorry state, winding up dead last on LinkedIn’s 2012 economic report, created in partnership with the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) and released here on the LinkedIn blog.

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Tech Round Up: Newsle Gets Better, Facebook Does Not

San Francisco’s Newsle has just made it easier to stalk, eh, I mean research, your friends by now offering instant news alerts. The service, founded by two Harvard University sophomores and released in beta in January 2011, finds articles about users’ friends and colleagues, and sends notification minutes or hours after they are published. Learn more on the Newsle blog.

Facebook is said to be launching Timeline for brands any day now, which means soon people will be griping about how pages like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, as well as those of their cousins and college friends, are busy and hard to read. According to Reuters, 70 percent of users call it a “catalog of nothing.”

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