“The workforce of today is trained for the jobs of yesterday, not the jobs of tomorrow,” said LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. In a fireside chat at Business Insider’s Ignition 2012 conference in New York City, Weiner explained how recent changes to LinkedIn’s service will impact the long-term growth of the company.
Today, LinkedIn has made “one of the most requested features on our mobile apps” a reality: the ability for users to update their professional profiles from their smartphones. Now, when you sign that contract with your future employer, you can change your title and headline right in the lobby — you don’t even have to wait until you get back to your desk at your old job to start rubbing it in people’s faces. Just kidding.
On today’s edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog discussed new developments at book retailer Barnes & Noble, professional network LinkedIn, and weird games we used to play as children.
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Instapaper Finally Makes Its Android Debut (TechCrunch)
Given Instapaper creator Marco Arment’s less-than-enthusiastic stance on Android, it didn’t seem like an Android version of his popular story-saving app would ever see the light of day. A handful of people have tried to bring the immensely useful service to Android with varying degrees of success, but Arment and mobile developer Mobelux have surprised us all by offering up their own official solution. Yes, that’s right. Instapaper for Android has finally been released into the Google Play Store. VentureBeat What’s more interesting is why Arment decided to finally adopt Android: “I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand,” Arment told The Verge in an interview. “They sold millions of units. I am not a fan of the 7-inch form factor, I mean what is that, a padfone, a phablet? But for me personally, Instapaper is now a tablet app first and smartphone second.” CNET If you’re not familiar with Instapaper, it’s a tool that lets users quickly and easily save articles for reading later. So, if you don’t have time to dive into that lengthy blog post or interview, you can simply use Instapaper to create a short-term (or long-term) bookmark and easily pull it up at a more convenient time. You can even read your saved items while you’re offline. The Verge Instapaper for Android looks a lot like Instapaper for iPhone, and that’s a good thing. There are Holo-ified elements aplenty, but on the whole, the Instapaper experience remains the same, minus a few key features. Read more