LinkedIn Becomes the New Tinder

Swipe Right on Your Future

In the latest attempt by LinkedIn to connect with the hip, millennial social audience, the company announced it’s introducing a “Tinder-style” feature to pair mentors with those looking for professional advice. LinkedIn reportedly launched the feature originally in beta last month, and it’s since brought the full version of the feature to its main service. Like Tinder, you can specify certain criteria requirements before you’re paired with a potential mentor or mentee, including where a person falls in your network (like a first- or second-degree connection, for instance). Time to Photoshop that old profile picture! (Source: The Verge)

 

Ooo, Burn

Liquid-filled iPhone cases are being recalled after reports of skin irritation and chemical burns associated with the products. The cases, some of which carry the Victoria’s Secret brand, contain glitter floating beneath their plastic surface. Consumers are at risk of irritation, blisters, or burns if the liquid leaks come into contact with skin. “One consumer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands.” Looks like glitter doesn’t belong on everything after all. (Source: BBC News)

 

From Wonderful to Wanted

The security researcher credited with stopping the spread of a massive cyberattack earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, a 22-year-old England-based researcher who was hailed for finding a “kill switch” that halted the WannaCry malware assault in May, was detained Wednesday by FBI officials in Las Vegas for his role in hatching a banking virus, federal prosecutors said in a statement announcing the six-count indictment. As we reported a few weeks ago, WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, disrupting businesses and breaching major services — from United Kingdom hospital systems and Russia’s interior ministry to Germany’s rail network and a Spanish telecommunications operator. The news of his arrest marks a dramatic turn for a tech whiz applauded in some media reports as an “accidental hero” for his key role in blunting the WannaCry attack. What do you think? Villain or hero? (Source: NBC News)

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.


His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.


His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.


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