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LinkedIn buys SlideShare for $119m

Business networking site LinkedIn has acquired the team behind popular content sharing platform SlideShare. SlideShare – which allows professional users to create and host presentations, videos and PDFs online – was launched in 2006 and now has 29 million unique users a month. LinkedIn paid $119m (£74m) to acquire SlideShare, saying it aligns “perfectly” with [...]

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Huge impact for business if social networks closed

Following the UK riots, the major social media companies, including RIM, have been summoned to appear before the government to discuss the option to close down the major social networks in the event of similar ‘uprisings’ occurring again. When news first broke with the suspicion that BBM (Blackberry Messenger) was being used to quickly inform…

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Initial thoughts on Facebook live announcement

In case you have been under a rock, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and Tony Bates, CEO of Skype have just made a live announcement about new chat and video chat features within Facebook. The first announcement was about the Open Computer Project, which has been underpinned by a need for better infrastructure to deliver…

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End of week roundup – Klout and Skype to FB, all to Google+

The big announcement this week has of course been Google+ and the limited field trial. Not so limited that people still aren’t managing to sneak in through various back doors! The general consensus from those within the field trial is positive, although obviously the entire reason for the trial is to find bugs and gather…

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