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Rapportive One of the best LinkedIn acquisitions, EVER!

Rapportive One of the best LinkedIn acquisitions, EVER! | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it

Hey there! This is Rahul from Rapportive.


"Our vision is to make you brilliant with people. Not just good, not just effective, but actually brilliant. That's our dream."

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As we dig deeper into the Linkedin in an effort to better understand and eventually leverage the social network for business development, as a non salesperson. We focus our eye on one of the most useful apps for Gmail out there Rapportive.

 

Rapportive is an awesome app that works in your Gmail or Google apps for business accounts. This app pulls in information from around the web about the contact in your emails as you view them in gmail. It's highly unobtrusive, yet it give you just the right amount of information to further qualify, and learn more about the person on the other side of the email.

 

Rapportive pulls info from, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, and of course LinkedIn. This little widget helps you have an unusual professional insight, before the internet, required a team of people at your disposal.  In using this baby you'll feel more connected to your prospects and business associates since familiarity builds rapport.

 

LinkedIn's purchase of this app further drives itself into being your business digital hub and b2b people CRM. Rapportive may be a salvo at beating Salesforce but that is just speculation at the this moment, further research is deemed necessary.

 

In conclusion Rapportive is one of the most useful purchases LinkedIn has made in it's ten plus years further integrating itself into the business lives of the future of business professionals.

 

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How The Contact Management Start-Up Connected Has Helped LinkedIn Help You Be More Network Successful.

How The Contact Management Start-Up Connected Has Helped LinkedIn Help You Be More Network Successful. | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it

Connected  will help you search for a contact that is not already in your network. Say a new startup founder. If the person is not already in your network, Connected will search across LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for that person.

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As we look at the acquisition LinkedIn made during the last several years one of great importance is Connected. This seemingly small application took the social network deeper into being the CRM for your personal career thus increasing the network effects. 

 

The old adage your network is your net worth is highly relevant since it is in the network where you can reach out and find talent as your career progresses as well as strengthen your own career ideas by seeding them with thoughts from people you have known for awhile or just meet online or offline. 

 

Connected also has deepened the usefulness of LinkedIn by giving the end individual user a deeply integrated tool for searching their social graph network for useful human capital nodes within  and out of their network. 

 

By far, being able to easily and intuitively search the network graph is one of the most important technologies to come out of this purchase. Individual network search ability is what makes being on LinkedIn worth its weight in gold, so to speak.  It is the ability to have information from all corners of the business world at your fingertips, something that used to be  open to a highly select few. 

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This is your life, LinkedIn: Ten milestones that have helped shape the company’s 10 year history

This is your life, LinkedIn: Ten milestones that have helped shape the company’s 10 year history | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
As LinkedIn turns 10 years old today, it's interesting to look back at its storied history and take note of some events that have defined what the company is about and shaped where ...
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LinkedIN's growth and acquisitions have been slow and steady. Patience is the word for this social network, maybe that is why it seems, for many, the most difficult social network to understand and use effectively.

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Google Acqui-hires 'Sounds as Passwords' Startup SlickLogin

Google Acqui-hires 'Sounds as Passwords' Startup SlickLogin | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
We have confirmed that SlickLogin's team of three has joined Google in an acqui-hire deal and will be working from its Israeli R&D center.
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Another one of those things that make you go hmm as Google is acquiring tech to become more and more of the AI engine that drives devices.

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13 Creative Ways to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation

13 Creative Ways to Use LinkedIn for Lead Generation | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is a great platform for connecting, finding work and sharing content. But have you ever thought of using LinkedIn for lead generation?
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13 creative and common sense ways to use linked for lead generation for the aspiring sales person and consultant.

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From Greece to Ukraine: welcome to the new age of resistance

From Greece to Ukraine: welcome to the new age of resistance | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
Costas Douzinas for Open Democracy: The left can learn from recent popular resistances – the Arab spring, Greece or Turkey – that have no leaders, parties or common ideology, then build on the energy and imagination these movements have created
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What will be the Next World Order coming out of the newly old forms of the New World Order? Can the resistance of the educated worker and the working masses be a new form of consciousness, one belonging to the all and not the few, or have we lived history again in reaction to a new gilded age?

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LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free | TechCrunch

LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free | TechCrunch | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
In perhaps one of the most like-minded and forward-thinking acquisitions I've ever seen, career-driven social network LinkedIn has bought CardMunch, a..
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Continuing down this week's history of LinkedIn's rabbit hole. We discuss LinkedIn's purchase of Card Munch, an app that takes a picture of a business card and places it into the cloud and your LinkedIn contacts list.

 

This give LinkedIn a way to leverage your network while making it easier for one  on one business interactions to move online.

 

This makes sense since most business is still done face to face. If there is one area minorities have difficulties in "making it" in the European-American power cultures it is in making connections while staying close to their particular cultural roots.

 

Moving the conversation to an online foundation can and will help strengthen and time lengthen many network links, thus increasing probable likelihood of future business.

The business person wins by having a way to easily connect and centrally store and communicate with network links. LinkedIn wins by having greater data on the strength of ties and knowledge of networks they offer up services to you.  

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This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Fiction.

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Fiction. | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Stories help you remember and engage more of your brain than just facts. Think about the great feelings as the corners of your mouth smile when you see your customers using your products and services to save the day in their lives. It felt great right!

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LinkedIn is 10 Years Old: Here's How it Changed the Way we Work

LinkedIn is 10 Years Old: Here's How it Changed the Way we Work | The Digital Story Marketer | Scoop.it
As LinkedIn celebrates its tenth birthday, we look back it its story and the impact its made of the world of work.
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Even though this post is a couple of years old, it gives a great over view of LinkedIn. LinkedIn can be a bit overwhelming at first if you don't understand where it started. 

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5 steps to creating a social media strategy

5 steps to help you in your business.
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Social media strategy takes times and a little pre thought to be successful. Here are 5 useful steps in common parlance.

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