LinkedIn pulls Facebook-style stunt

August 11, 2011

LinkedIn pulls Facebook-style stunt

The Register

Richard Chirgwin reports on the hidden user account setting.

“The feature – hidden away in the Orwellian-named ‘Manage Social Advertising’ option – has to be switched off through a user’s account settings. Permission for this is tucked away in a new condition in LinkedIn’s Terms of Use, which makes it an opt-out feature.”

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Sophos teams with D&H Distribution for SMB expansion

The VAR Guy

Dave Courbanou reports on the distribution agreement.

“The new distribution agreement comes as Sophos fears SMBs are woefully “underprepared” for the “complex” web-based attacks that are continually evolving across the Internet. Getting Sophos solutions into as many resellers’ hands as possible is the end-goal for Sophos in this distribution agreement, with the hope that the company can capitalize on the continual security needs of smaller companies.”

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Memo to Google Apps resellers: two follow-on sales ideas

Talkin’ Cloud

John Moore looks at opportunities around selling Google Apps.

“Of course, most cloud partners will be providing a mix of consulting, support, managed services and cloud services around Google Apps. And on top of that, there’s new opportunities for follow-on product sales. Unified communications and backup vendors now aim to sell through the expanding Google Apps channel. Partnering to add those tools to your portfolio could boost recurring revenue.”

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Harmeet Singh
Harmeet Singh
Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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