The Brief History of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site particularly for the job seekers and recruiters, with up to 467 million users. LinkedIn is the most popular choice for posting jobs by the recruiters and for building contacts.

LinkedIn was launched in 2003 by Reid Hoffman with the help of his colleagues. The founder, Reid Hoffman was a former employee of Apple. In 1993, he founded his own first company, Socialnet. The website was a dating site and was great success with a million users. However, this did not stop Reid Hoffman from learning and he left his website to join as an Executive Vice President for PayPal. The reason was to learn and understand the technicalities involved in online business to originate a successful venture.

LinkedIn did not gain success in the first year of its launch but after a year later, Sequoia Capital invested $3 million in the company. This transformed and introduced many features on the website which included jobs, advertising groups, address book and recommendations.  American Express became its partner for advertising SMEs. The company started making high revenues from 2006.

In 2007, Dan Nye took over as the CEO of LinkedIn. The website version of French and Spanish were developed later that year. Also, LinkedIn’s regional office was opened up in London. In 2009, Jeff Weiner became the new CEO. The additional features LinkedIn embarked were of Recruiter and LinkedIn Answers in 2010.

2011 witnessed the further success of the website. The company went public in the first half of the year with a share price of $45. Additional native languages were also added. Regional offices in different parts of the world including Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Sao Paulo and others were opened. This year also marked the addition of feature of directly applying by LinkedIn was introduced. Highlights of 2012 included a brand new visual architecture.

Current status of LinkedIn is associated with a successful website with tremendous features that helps its millions of users in building up their career.

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Smart Phones Make Children Smarter

Digital technology has turned the world into global village. Not only people can gain access to the world information, but also they can interact with people at any part of the world. This has also made the children smarter, since they get the access of smartphones pretty frequently. Smartphones are given to children on various occasions which involves distraction from whining or crying and also to make the kids learn through educational videos. Whatever the reason, children knows how to operate the smartphones pretty smoothly.

Many believe that using smartphones can harm children in various ways. However, research reveals that exposure of smartphones allows children to be sharper. Playing games and watching intellectual videos can help in the development of children’s minds.

With over thousands of entertaining applications available for children, parents should select the applications based on content, context and the mental ability of their child. Educational videos like “Dora” helps the children in becoming more interactive. They learn by watching videos and it is also very engaging. It won’t be wrong if we say that smartphones have become the “most wanted” children’s toy. They attack and cry for the gadget whenever they see it. Their smartness level lies in the fact that even a 2 year old baby will pose for the camera and knows what a selfie is!

With the access of smartphones, pre-teens have become much more knowledgeable than the previous generations. They learn different languages, make friends all over the world and know about the latest trends of the world.

Parental guidance is necessary to limit unethical exposure. Content exposure of children under 11 should be viewed by the parents or guardians. Where there are several pros of the smartphones, cons are unlimited too. With smarter children, parents need to be extra cautious in order to save them from the evils of the world.

LG Flex 2: A “Curved” Self-Healing Phone

LG has announced that it would be launching its LG Flex 2 in spring this year and as expected preorders have been received by the manufacturers in great amount since the bookings started on 20th February.

The 2nd generation of the Flex phones would be released under the license of AT & T and T mobile.
What they call the  “Phablet” had been criticized for being just a fancy design in the Smartphone market, and it was believed that the design would not be able to add any value to the product. However its performance outweighed its criticism and was later appreciated for its durability, and a prominently better screen resolution.

The first of its kind, curved Smartphone of the world is now looking to amaze its users yet again by giving a unique self healing back cover, and its ever reliable durability which mean that the Smartphone could literally repair small wear outs. The new Flex will come with a large 5.5 inch display and 920 by 1080 image resolution with 403 ppi pixel density.

The shelf price of the product is expected to be a staggering $504, however you can get it for $21 for two years if you purchase it with the contract from T mobile and AT & T. Flex 2 comes with a 65 bit octa-core processor and up to 3 GB of RAM. If you are cell phone photographer, you would be glad to know that it also has a 13 MP camera as well.