LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and bots to focus on more than just job hunting

SAN FRANCISCO — LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging “bots” and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job hunting. The new services will arrive just as LinkedIn itself gains a new boss — Microsoft…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘video-first’ strategy takes a hit as Facebook says it gave advertisers inflated video metrics

Facebook Inc.’s rapid growth has been tightly linked to convincing advertisers that people are watching more videos on its social network. Now the company is disclosing it has been giving marketers an inflated number for the average time being spent viewing online clips. The company, owner of the world’s largest social network, boosted the figure…

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Amazon quietly raises free shipping minimum to $35 in Canada, follows similar move in U.S.

Free shipping on Amazon.ca now comes at a higher threshold in Canada, as the online retail giant quietly increased the minimum requirement on Thursday to $35 — a $10 increase from its previous $25. “Our objective is to offer customers low prices, as well as convenient free shipping options, on the millions of products available on Amazon.ca,”…

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