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More than one-third of professionals in UK sign up to LinkedIn network

LinkedIn, the social networking site aimed at professionals, has hit a milestone of four million members in the UK, it revealed yesterday, adding a million in less than eight months.

Facebook and Zynga make peace over game credits

Facebook has buried the hatchet with Zynga, the social gaming group behind FarmVille, with the pair signing a five-year "strategic relationship". The two companies had been at loggerheads over the credits used in Zynga's games which are played on the social networking site.

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Is it time to tear up your CV and try a different approach to finding your dream job?

Want that dream job? Just waltz into the MD's office and ask for one – it's as simple as that, says Chris Pires. Well sort of. Like many people, you might have found yourself sending what feels like thousands of CVs into the abyss. According to Pires, this is your first mistake. His new book, Shred Your CV And Find A Job Fast, is shaking up the recruitment world with its decidedly forthright approach.

The Careers Adviser: Should I move to a job in interim management? I would like to enter politics. How do I go about it?

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Want privacy on Facebook? Here's how to get some

Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users - first gently, then firmly - to review and update their privacy settings.

Facebook investor buys into Zynga

Russian DST leads $180m investment in largest social gaming group in the world

LinkedIn and Twitter link up

LinkedIn and Twitter have linked up. Starting immediately, users of LinkedIn and Twitter can cross-file to each other's services, by checking a box on either Twitter or LinkedIn.

Twittering your way to success

Social media is the perfect new way to get your products across to customers, but you have to know how to use it, says Kate Hilpern

Palm reveals cheaper Pixi handset

Palm, which revitalised its product line with the Pre smart phone launch in June, is hoping to keep momentum going with the release of a lighter, cheaper handset called the Pixi.

Twitter snags former Google exec for COO

Microblogging service Twitter has tapped a former Google executive to be its chief operating officer, the latest move by the fledgling but fast-growing company to build out its management team as it seeks to start making money.

Twitterers take on Ulysses

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Credit crisis diary: Microsoft's gag orders have little effect

Microsoft must be the most paranoid company in the world. So terrified was it of early leaks about its relaunch of Live Search that it forced journalists briefed on its plans to sign a non-disclosure agreement, a legal contract preventing them publishing any information about Bing, the new search engine, before 4.30pm yesterday. And even then, it didn't tell anyone the name. What a shame then that a quick search on Bing's arch rival Google found 471 separate articles about the relaunch before the deadline had passed.

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