With the current generation game consoles showing their age, and the gaming industry generally poised to make the leap to the cloud, now would be the time for Apple to make an aggressive play to grab a bigger slice of the in-home gaming market to go along with iPad’s growing share of the mobile gaming business.
LinkedIn has launched a plug-in that allows companies to place an “Apply with LinkedIn” button on their jobs web pages, enabling people to use their LinkedIn profiles as résumés. GigaOM was the first to report on the development of the “Apply with LinkedIn” plug-in in June.
While companies like Zynga, CrowdStar, and Playdom are building entertainment franchises off apps, Facebook so far hasn’t been much of a platform for business. Now BranchOut, that launched its app last summer, is attempting to apply tactics and techniques from social gaming to take on LinkedIn in professional career networking. Companies that want to build other business apps on the Facebook platform should pay attention.
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A little while ago, I took a look at a new job search/resumé posting website called Raveal. It billed itself as the next big thing in online career finding, but I wasn’t totally convinced it was much different than its predecessors Monster.com or Workopolis.
Flowz, the developer behind Raveal, has since introduced a variety of new features to try to up the game of the fledgling web site. Some of these are little more than aesthetic upgrades, but some are substantial improvements that really change the way the site works at its core. Read More about New Features Warrant a Second Look for Raveal