LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and 'bots'

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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 -- which is paying 26 billion to acquire the Silicon Valley company later this year. LinkedIn said the new features, which it showed off to reporters Thursday, were in the works before the Microsoft takeover was announced in June. But LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said his company hopes to incorporate some of Microsoft's technology as it builds more things like conversational "chat bots," or software that can carry on limited conversations, answer questions and perform tasks like making reservations. Chat bots are a hot new feature in the consumer tech world, where companies like Facebook, Apple and Google are already racing to offer useful services based on artificial intelligence.


Best deals for Dec. 7: Instant Pot, LG OLED TVs, Samsung QLED TVs, Google Home, Facebook Portal

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That's how the expression goes, right? With the weekend now here, w've rounded up the best deals that should make it easier to rest and relax during your days off. We found deals on 4K smart TVs, kitchen products like Instant Pot and Vitamix, smart home gear from Google and Facebook, and Amazon devices for video streaming and home security. There are also deals on Udemy online courses for web development, animation, and more starting at $10.99. Save $131 on KitchenAid Deluxe 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer at Walmart Here are the rest of the best deals from across the internet for Friday, Dec. 7: Save on brilliant 4K TVs.


Dyson vacuums, Beats, Apple iPad, Google Home, Fitbit, and more on sale for Jan. 3

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We're almost done with the first week of 2019 and with the weekend coming up, you deserve to take a much needed break from work and post-holiday hangovers. Spend this weekend getting your home in order with deals on products that can help you out. We've rounded up the best deals on home products and vacuums, all sorts of tech devices, and Amazon devices for video streaming, smart home, and home security. We also found deals on Udemy online courses for just about anything, such as web development, animation, photography, and more. Here are the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Macy's for Thursday, Jan. 3.


Udemy – How to build a personal chatbot for Facebook Messenger [100% off]

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Learn how to build a personal chatbot for Facebook Messenger. I have created this step by step guide so you can create your own Facebook Messenger bot without coding. Facebook Messenger has a growing audience of 900 mln. It is an awesome opportunity to showcase your work and promote your services, automate conversations and build out your personal brand. By the end of the course you will be launch and promote your personal bot.


Instant Pot, Beats, iPad, KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Google Home Hub, and more on sale for Dec. 20

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With only five more days until Christmas, we've looked high and low for the best deals on electronics, products for the kitchen, and Amazon devices for video streaming, home security, and e-readers like the all-new Kindle Paperwhite so that you don't have to. If you're looking for a very, very last-minute holiday gift, it's still not too late to get it by Dec. 25 -- if you take advantage of two-day shipping, that is. We also found amazing deals on Udemy online courses, so you can get a jumpstart on your New Year's resolutions. Save $100 on Apple iPad (Latest Model) 32GB Wi-Fi - space gray at Walmart. Save $110 on Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones - Neighborhood Collection on Amazon.