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Linkedin Launches New Applications To Boost Membership

The popular social network for professionals, Linkedln, has started to offer third party productivity application over its network.

Currently most applications offered on Linkedln are productivity based and their introduction is likely to evolve the platform from a mere professional networking and resume sharing platform to a collaborative tool.

Some of the prominent apps that have been included in Linkedln include one from Box.net that allows a user to seamlessly upload and manage files from his Linkedln profile; in addition it allows them to share and edit their documents.

Other notable applications include Huddle.net’s remarkable Workspaces app that facilitates secure document collaboration, Google’s Presentation app that allows PowerPoint files to be directly included into an user’s profile and TripIt’s My Travel which helps in tracking an user travel stats.

Expressing his enthusiasm with the development Linkedln cofounder Reid Hoffman mentioned “This initial roll out features productivity applications that range from gathering information that professionals around you are generating to enhancing your abilities to collaborate and communicate more effectively.”

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.