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Digital Happenings: The Headline Hub, July 29

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Each week, the Digital Surgeons team compiles the week’s news for designers, developers, online marketers, social media experts, and overall tech-lovers. For the geek-on-the-go, catch up on all the important headlines from the week with just one click!

  LinkedIn
LinkedIn has been tearing it up with new features and tools to make the site more equipped for its’ different audiences. Profiles now have ‘sections,’ which are essentially resume items other than employment history – including awards, presentations, and organizations. There is also a list of third-party applications like WordPress, Twitter, and SlideShare. In addition, job seekers will be thrilled with the new job application plug-in, which allows companies to provide an “Apply within LinkedIn” option while providing job seekers with a list of jobs they’ve submitted to.

  Research in Motion
Job cuts are predicted at the RIM headquarters despite seemingly good news from several week backs. About 2,000 workers (11 percent of the company) are projected to be cut after this week’s announcement. In addition, senior executive Don Morrisson will be retiring.
On Thursday, however, Blackberry users were thrilled to learn about BBM 6, which features app integrations and serves as a beacon of hope for Crackberry addicts.

  Newsworthy Tidbits
This week’s headlines had plenty of juicy stories for tech geeks. Earlier this week, coding for a Facebook iPad app was found hidden within the iPhone application. Those who were crafty enough to open it found the app to be sleek and impressive.

  Spotify hit some turbulence this week after a copyright infringement lawsuit landed just shortly after their U.S. release. VideoPacket is suing on the grounds that Spotify violates their patent as a “device for the distribution of music in digital form.”

  Time was ranked the most digitally savvy magazine by L2 with a digital IQ of 140. “Gifted” magazines (IQ of 110-139) included People, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Cosmopolitan, New Yorker, Vogue and numerous other well-known publications.

  Be On the Lookout:
Facebook has just announced the brand new, and totally not G+ related, Facebook for Businesses. In an effort to help businesses grow on and utilize Facebook by outlining the basics of services like Pages and Sponsored Stories.

  Twitter just announced that promoted tweets will finally be hitting your timeline. For the time being, you will only get promoted tweets from brands you follow, but it will definitely start happening.

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