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Recent patent applications related to Linkedin Corporation. Linkedin Corporation is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Linkedin Corporation may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Linkedin Corporation, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150379564

Reducing over-delivery of sponsored content

A system, apparatus, and method are provided for reducing, stemming, or eliminating over-delivery of sponsored content, such as advertisements. Upon receipt at a tracking server of a notification of an event related to serving or presentation of a content item, or user interaction with an item, it is quickly determined whether the event is of a particular type (e.g., a revenue event). ... Linkedin Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379528

Social network usage-based sales insights

In an example embodiment, information about one or more customer relationship management (crm) entities is received from a crm system, the information including an identification of each of the one or more crm entities and usage information about how a user interacted with each of the one or more crm entities. Then, at a software tool distinct from the crm system, one or more actionable insights related to the one or more crm entities are identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379166

Model compilation for feature selection in statistical models

The disclosed embodiments provide a system and method for processing data. The system includes a model compiler that obtains a first configuration for a statistical model. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379113

Determining an entity's hierarchical relationship via a social graph

Methods, systems and computer program products for identifying a relationship between sub-units of an entity are described. The sub-units are segmented into one or more candidate related groups based on one or more general attributes and a pair of the sub-units of the one or more candidate related sub-units is selected. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379112

Creating an on-line job function ontology

Method and system to create a job function ontology may be utilized to derive, from member profiles maintained in an on-line social networking system, job function entities associated with respective sets of professional attributes. An entry in the job function ontology—a job function entity—may include identification of the associated job function, as well as a set of professional attributes that characterize professional skills of a member of the on-line social network system. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379064

Dependency management during model compilation of statistical models

The disclosed embodiments provide a method and system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a dependency graph associated with feature selection in a statistical model, wherein nodes in the dependency graph include one or more feature sources, one or more transformers, and an assembler. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370805

Suggested keywords

A suggested keywords system is configured for identifying phrases, which are most relevant to experience and expertise of a professional network member, and which the member may be interested in weaving into their profile summary. The suggested keywords system generates a model, for each phrase, that calculates probability of that phrase being present in a profile that is characterized by the absence of certain attributes and by the presence of certain attributes. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150358372

Recording and indicating preferences

Recording a first user's preference for a content contribution submitted by a second user is disclosed. In response to only a single action taken by the first user interacting with a web page, an indication is received that a preference event occurred. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355804

Live video broadcast user interface

In an example embodiment, an indication is received via a user interface in a first mobile device to begin recording live video on the first mobile device. Then the recording of live video is begun by the first mobile device in response to the receiving of the indication. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350691

Video broadcast invitations based on gesture

In an example embodiment, a gesture indication generated by a mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device is received. Availability notifications are then issued to the one or more potential visitors in the listing. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350441

Charity call management program

Techniques for improved management of charity calling programs are described. According to various embodiments, a request from a caller to participate in a charity call program associated with a particular charitable organization is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350358

Tracking positive feedback on real-time streaming live media content

In an example embodiment, availability of a first user mobile device to broadcast real-time streaming live media content generated by the first user mobile device is detected. A second user mobile device is identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350029

Remote control and modification of live presentation

A system and method for controlling and modifying a live presentation are disclosed. A server system transmits presentation data to a presentation device for display. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348133

Applying constraints to metrics associated with online advertising

The disclosed embodiments provide a method and system for managing online advertising. During operation, the system obtains a constraint on a first metric associated with an online advertising auction. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347974

Multi-objective recruiter search

A system includes a database, a network interface, and a processor. The database includes, for each multiple users of a social network, profile data and activities, by the user, related to the social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347973

Techniques for providing insights relating to job postings

A method is disclosed for supplementing information that is to be presented to a user of a social-networking system with respect to a job posting. A request for a job posting stored in a database of a job hosting service is received from a client-computing device. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347606

Career path navigation

In various example embodiments, a system and method for career path navigation are presented. A request to identify a set of positions sequentially related to an origin position may be received. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347555

Waterwheel sharding

Techniques for partitioning a database are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a technique may include maintaining a plurality of database instances, the plurality of database instances having a first partition and a second partition. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347482

Optimizing a content index for target audience queries

Apparatus and methods are provided for indexing electronic content to be served to users' mobile and/or stationary communications and computing devices. An index is composed of multiple slices, with each slice storing multiple entries and each entry representing one content item or one campaign or collection of content items. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346940

Broadcasting video based on user preference and gesture

In an example embodiment, a gesture indication is received from a mobile device, the gesture indication having been generated by the mobile device in response to a user gesture on a user interface of the mobile device with respect to a video currently being recorded by the mobile device. Then a social network service is accessed to obtain a listing of one or more potential visitors to view the video, the listing being automatically generated based at least partially on user preferences set by a user of the mobile device. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346927

User interface for display of still images corresponding to live video broadcasts

In an example embodiment, a plurality of still images are displayed in a user interface of a first mobile device, each still image corresponding to a different live video broadcast currently being broadcast by a plurality of mobile devices other than the first mobile device, the still image corresponding to each different live video broadcast being a single frame of a previously recorded portion of the corresponding live video broadcast. A live video broadcast corresponding to a selected one of the plurality of still images is broadcast from a second mobile device to the first mobile device. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339592

Site flow optimization

In an example embodiment, for each of a plurality of possible presented actions corresponding to a particular flow of actions in a computer network, and for each of one or more possible performed actions for each possible presented action, a likelihood that a user will perform the possible performed action is determined. Then, a first presented action is identified by determining a presented action having a maximum determined likelihood, based on the determined likelihood, wherein the identifying a first presented action includes utilizing a machine learning model having one or more user covariates and one or more performed action covariates, and interactions between the one or more user covariates and the one or more performed action covariates, the user covariates including information specific to the user, the one or more performed action covariates including information specific to one or more of the possible performed actions.. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339404

Inferring seniority level of a member of an on-line social network

An inferred seniority system, in one example embodiment, may be configured to determine seniority levels for member profiles maintained by an on-line social network system, based on information stored in the member profiles, and also based on a hierarchical structure termed a seniority pyramid. The system may first determine seniority labels for each of the profiles in a group of member profiles based on information in respective member profiles. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334519

Mobile device pairing

Tools (systems, apparatuses, methodologies, computer program products, etc.) for pairing electronic devices including touchscreen-enabled electronic devices, and for facilitating communication between paired electronic devices.. . ... Linkedin Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331945

Suggested keywords

A method and system to suggest keywords to a social network member is described. A suggested keywords system, in one example embodiment, examines phrases that appear in profiles maintained by the on-line social networking system that are similar to the target profile and identifies those words and phrases that are most prominent in these profiles, utilizing discriminative strength values. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150327038

Facilitating event attendee networking

In various example embodiments, systems and methods for facilitating event attendee networking are provided. A plurality of check-ins associated with attendance of an event is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324431

Method and system for semantic search against a document collection

Disclosed in one example is a method for searching. In some examples, the method includes receiving an unstructured search query, parsing the unstructured search query into a plurality of structured search attributes using a search term attribute dictionary, performing a search of a structured database based upon the plurality of structured search attributes to identify a plurality of search results, populating a plurality of form fields of a search form with the plurality of structured search attributes, and displaying the search form in association with the search results.. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317609

Company personnel asset engine

A system maintains one or more of member profiles, company profiles, and job postings on a social networking service. The system identifies a business organization using the one or more of member profiles, company profiles, and job postings. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317608

Job recruiter and job applicant connector

A system maintains member profiles and job postings on a social networking service, a business networking service, or a job posting service. The system displays a member profile to a job recruiter or a job posting to a job candidate. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317574

Communal organization chart

A system, computer-readable storage medium, and computer-implemented method for maintaining an accurate organization chart, are presented. The method may include accessing organization chart data defining a hierarchy of an organization comprising a group of users. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317366

Generating visual representations of attributes of selected sets of members of a social network

Techniques for visually comparing a first talent pool to a second talent pool are described. A first set of profiles of members of a social network is identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317303

Topic mining using natural language processing techniques

The disclosed embodiments provide a method, system and apparatus for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of content items containing unstructured data. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312291

Crowdsourced content publication platform

A system, computer-readable storage medium, and computer-implemented method for creating a crowdsourced content publication. Layout information defining a layout of elements of a crowdsourced content publication is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310392

Job recommendation engine using a browsing history

A system receives and stores in a database identifications and attributes of jobs viewed by a user in a job posting service, and creates a job browsing history profile for the user using the identifications and attributes. The system compares the job browsing history profile to jobs in the job posting service, generates a listing of jobs based on the comparison, and displays the listing of jobs to the user.. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304432

Measuring affinity levels via passive and active interactions

Systems and methods for the measuring of affinity levels via passive and active interactions are provided. A first group of users are selected from a plurality of possible groups of users. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302082

Determining membership in a group based on loneliness score

Systems and methods for the forming of user device groups are presented. In one example, potential membership of a first user in a first group of users is determined, the first group of users containing a plurality of users, by selecting the first group from a plurality of possible groups, the selecting being based on scores generated, for each of the plurality of possible groups, the scores based at least partially on the a loneliness score for the first user, the loneliness score being an estimate of how lonely the first user is and being calculated by examining past communications between an electronic device of the first user and other electronic devices via a social network service. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302080

Pinning users to user groups

A score is generated for each of a plurality of potential user groups in which to add the first user, each potential user group containing a plurality of users, the score based on a location of the first user. The first user is added to a first user group based on the score generated for the first user group. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302079

Reranking of groups when content is uploaded

Systems and methods for the forming of user device groups are presented. In one example, logical relationship information describing logical relationships among a plurality of users is accessed. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281146

Card-based processing and updates

Systems and methods providing users with a rich web experience are disclosed. In one embodiment, a client and at least one server are in communication using a dual communication link. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281137

Automatically selecting addressees for receiving a content item

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for distributing a content item toward target recipients solely via first degree connections (e.g., in a professional network, in a social network). For a selected content item and identified target recipients of the item, when a user initiates a message to forward or otherwise convey the content item, one or more schemes are applied to select and automatically populate the message with suitable addressees. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281136

Automatically selecting addressees for receiving a content item

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for distributing a content item toward target recipients solely via first degree connections (e.g., in a professional network, in a social network). For a selected content item and identified target recipients of the item, when a user initiates a message to forward or otherwise convey the content item, one or more schemes are applied to select and automatically populate the message with suitable addressees. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278964

Determining reputation of users with respect to skills

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributes associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278869

Distributed scheduling algorithm for large-scale online promotional campaigns

Disclosed in some examples, are systems, methods, and machine readable mediums which implement a scalable algorithm for scheduling promotional campaigns of an online service that satisfy a set of desired constraints while at the same time maximizing a total utility. This algorithm is capable of scheduling hundreds of campaigns for millions of members. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278836

Method and system to determine member profiles for off-line targeting

A method and system to determine member profiles for off-line targeting is described. An example system comprises an access module to access a member profile in the on-line social network system, a category score module, a member segmentation module, and a communications module. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278766

Sharing recruiting data across business units of an organization

A method of sharing recruiting data between business units of an organization is disclosed. It is determined that a first business unit has a contract to use a first set of resources of a social-networking system to manage a first set of profiles. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278375

Multi-objective optimization for new members of a social network

This disclosure relates to systems and methods that include an electronic database related to members in a social network, the members including new members who have been members of the social network less than a predetermined time and established members who have been members of the social network greater than the predetermined time. A processor, coupled to the electronic database and the network interface, is configured to obtain an optimization criterion based on at least two constraints related to interaction of members in the social network, determine proposed interaction values based on the data, each proposed interaction value corresponding to pairs of members, the proposed interaction values including a new member proposed interaction value between at least one established member and at least one new member, modify the new member proposed interaction value based on an adjustment factor, and provide proposed interactions based the interaction values.. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278290

Validating achievements of users of a social network

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributes associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278218

Method and system to determine a category score of a social network member

A method and system to determine a category score of a social network member is described. An example system comprises a sample selector, a weight value module, a storing module, an access module, and a category score module. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271289

Determining reputations of users based on endorsements

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributes associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269630

Targeting content to users assigned to nurture flows

A unique device identifier is associated with a user device used by a user to interact with a plurality of third party platforms. The device identifier is mapped to a plurality of third party identifiers, a third party identifier used by a third party platform to identify the user device. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269605

Aggregating user interaction data from multiple third party platforms

A unique device identifier is associated with a user device used by a user to interact with a plurality of third party platforms. The device identifier is mapped to a plurality of third party identifiers, a third party identifier used by a third party platform to identify the user device. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269530

Representing connection paths between users of a social network

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributes associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269165

Identifying people a person may know

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributes associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262081

Estimating reputation scores in reputation systems

The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a statistical model associated with a set of items and a set of dimensions of the items in the reputation system, wherein the statistical model is trained using a positive class and a negative class. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261804

Organizing, joining, and performing statistical calculations on massive sets of data

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for organizing and joining massive sets of data (e.g., tens or hundreds of millions of event records). A dataset is blocked by first identifying a partition key, which comprises one or more columns of the data. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261759

Querying of reputation scores in reputation systems

The disclosed embodiments provide a reputation system. The reputation system includes a ranking apparatus that obtains a set of reputation scores for one or more dimensions of a set of items in the reputation system and generates a ranking of the items based on the reputation scores and the one or more quantiles. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249631

System and method for threading electronic messages

A system and method includes a network interface device to receive and retransmit electronic messages between a first user and a second user, an electronic data storage configured to store database entries related to electronic messages as received and retransmitted by the network interface device, at least some of the database entries including a latest message in thread flag identifying a latest electronic message in a thread of multiple electronic messages, and a processor. The processor may create a database entry corresponding to a first electronic message, the database entry including the latest message in thread flag indicating that the first electronic message is a latest electronic message of a thread, and change a status of a latest message in thread flag of a database entry corresponding to a second electronic message of the thread to indicate that the second electronic message is not a latest message in the thread.. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249628

Associating private annotations with public profiles

A method of storing data items included in an email message for access by a user in conjunction with an accessing by the user of a profile of a member of the social-networking system is disclosed. An email message from an additional user of a social-networking system is received by the user of the social-networking system. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248739

Recommendation system of educational opportunities to members in a social network

A system and method are provided for recommending courses to members of a social networking system. The social networking system stores a plurality of member profiles associated with a plurality of members of the social networking system, wherein each member profile includes one or more skills associated with the member. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248693

Dynamic modification of targeting criteria

A machine may be configured to perform dynamic modification of targeting criteria to increase the click-through-rate of an advertising campaign that includes one or more advertisements. According to various example embodiments, an advertiser selects for a particular advertisement an initial set of member profile attributes and characteristics as initial member-targeting criteria and specifies a group of members of a social networking service to be presented with the advertisement. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244655

Dynamically updating content in e-mail

Methods and systems of dynamically updating content in e-mail messages are described. In some embodiments, an e-mail message is generated. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242967

Generating member profile recommendations based on community overlap data in a social graph

Systems and methods for generating recommendations based on data derived from a social network are described. For example, a community in a social network service to which a plurality of member profiles belongs may be selected. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229715

Cluster management

Methods and systems cluster management are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a cluster manager determines a configuration of roles for a plurality of distinct server machines and for a plurality of builder machines, with each one of the server machines storing a corresponding shard of data, and each one of the plurality of builder machines comprising a corresponding one of the corresponding shards of data of the server machines. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227891

Automatic job application engine

An online social networking service maintains a profile of a member. The service also receives requirements from an employer for an employment position. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213119

System and method for identifying trending topics in a social network

A system and method may include an electronic data storage configured to store content items and an established category with which a first subset of the content items are associated. The system may further include a processor, coupled to the electronic data storage, configured to generate a new category different than the established category and related to a second subset of the content items based, at least in part, on a relationship of the content items of the second subset with respect to one another, identify a statistic related to an inclusion of at least some of the content items of at least one of the first subset and the second subset into a social network by users of the social network, and cause information related to the statistic to be displayed on a user interface.. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213063

Data standardization

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which automatically convert an unstandardized attribute value of a member profile of a social networking service to one of a plurality of standardized values for that attribute. In some examples, the method utilizes various matching and similarity metrics in combination with social aspects available to a social networking service to determine the best standardized value that matches the unstandardized value entered by the user.. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213022

System and method for identifying trending topics in a social network

A system and method optionally includes an electronic data storage configured to store content items introduced to a social network by a first user and to store interactions with the content items by second user of the social network. The system further includes a processor, coupled to the electronic data storage, configured to determine an influence of the first user based, at least in part, on the interaction by the second user with at least one of the content items as introduced by the first user and a characteristic of the second user and cause an indication of the influence of the first user to be displayed on a user interface.. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206193

User characteristics-based sponsored company postings

A system may include a network interface, a user interface, and a recommendation engine. The user interface may be configured to receive a company characteristic of a company profile of a company posted to the social network and a company bid from an entity related to company to the social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205872

Providing search results based on network diversities

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributed associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205837

System and method for creating personal connection alerts

The present invention is directed to methods and systems for providing personal connection alerts. The user desires to have a personal connection with a target person. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205836

System and method for creating personal connection alerts

The present invention is directed to methods and systems for providing personal connection alerts. The user desires to have a personal connection with a target person. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205800

Reputation evaluation of online users in a social networking scheme

A method and system for evaluating the reputation of a member of a social networking system is disclosed. Consistent with an embodiment of the invention, one or more attributes associated with a social networking profile of a member of a social network are analyzed. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205776

Method and system for auto-populating electronic forms

An autofill system is described for auto-populating electronic forms with data stored by an on-line social networking system. When a member of an on-line social network system accesses, via a web browser, an autofill-enabled web page, the autofill system determines an identification of the member, scrapes the member's profile to obtain member's information, assembles the member's profile information as member data, and communicates the member data to the web browser together with a script for presenting an autofill button on the web page.. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189069

Techniques for populating a content stream on a mobile device

Techniques for populating a content stream of a mobile application are described. Consistent with some embodiments, the delays associated with waiting for a server to respond to a user's manual request for content items are eliminated by using various sensors of a mobile computing device to predict when a user is likely to view a personalized content stream. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189026

Wearable computing - augmented reality and presentation of social information

A method of presenting on a device of a user of a social-networking system information about other users of the social-networking system is disclosed. A location of the user of a social-networking system is determined. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188959

Techniques for populating a content stream on a mobile device

Techniques for populating a content stream of a mobile application are described. A content request for content to be presented in a personalized activity or content stream of a member of a social networking service is communicated from a mobile computing device to a content server. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186459

Graph-based system and method of information storage and retrieval

Structure of a resultant every document as a graph (evg) graph may be outlined using an evg query. First metadata for a first data source may be retrieved. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177932

Methods and systems for navigating a list with gestures

Methods and systems for facilitating the navigation of a list of content items with gestures are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a computing device detects simple gestures, and in response, display a preview of content items preceding, or following a currently selected content item, from the list of content items. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172147

Visualization of the reach of a post by a member of an on-line social networking system

A system for visualizing the reach of a post by a member of an on-line social networking system may be designed to increase awareness of the members, as to which degree their posted updates are noticed and reacted to by other members. When a member creates a post, either through the on-line social networking website itself or through an application programming interface (api) that allows to include a share user interface (ui) control on a third web party site, the system monitors events associated with the post, collects statistics with respect to the monitored events and uses this data to generate a visualization of the reach of that post. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163313

Techniques for enhancing a member profile with a document reading history

Disclosed in some examples is a method of providing a bookmarking service on a social networking service, the method including receiving, over a network, an indication that a member of the social networking service interacted with an item of content; associating the item of content with a skill using a computer processor; and storing an indication in a storage device that the member interacted with the item of content and the skill associated with the item of content.. . ... Linkedin Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163190

Suggested out of network communication recipients

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems and machine readable medium for recommending an out-of-network communication by determining a set of potential recommended members of a social networking service based upon one or more recommendation criteria. In some examples the recommendation criteria may include: a profile similarity to a previous target of an out-of-network communication, a degree of correspondence between an interest and intent of the sending member, and a likelihood of response.. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161186

Enabling and performing count-distinct queries on a large set of data

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for supporting and/or executing count-distinct queries. A large set of data (e.g., tens or hundreds of millions of event records) is condensed daily to generate presence bitmaps to reflect the distinctiveness of a selected data dimension s (e.g., user id) for one or more key dimensions g1, g2, . ... Linkedin Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161185

Enabling and performing count-distinct queries on a large set of data

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for supporting and/or executing count-distinct queries. A large set of data (e.g., tens or hundreds of millions of event records) is condensed daily to generate presence bitmaps to reflect the distinctiveness of a selected data dimension s (e.g., user id) for one or more key dimensions g1, g2, . ... Linkedin Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150149453

Segmentation of professional network update data

Users belonging to a particular category at a networking site are monitored by a system and according to a method for their selection of articles from a networking update stream. The characteristics of the users, including the categories they belong to, are received as metadata corresponding to the each respective article. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150143327

Project management tool

An example project management tool, which is a computer-implemented system configured to provide a real-time view of a product change with respect to its status within a testing process, is provided. In operation, the project management tool receives a request to create a new project for a particular product change, determines the requirement definition included in the request and, based on the requirement definition, identifies all components of the associated computing application that are affected by the product change. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142584

Ranking content based on member propensities

A system, apparatus, method and computer-program product are provided for determining affinities between members of an on-line service and/or one member's likely propensity for content published by or on behalf of another member. Members of the service include individuals and organizations. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142423

Phrase-based data classification system

A method of classifying data is disclosed. Text data items are received. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128038

Guided profile editing system

According to various exemplary embodiments, it is determined that a particular user is associated with a particular member segment of a networking website. Further, a task prioritization list associated with the particular member segment is accessed. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127584

Evaluation of a recommender

A machine may implement a recommender that provides recommendations to users. The machine may be configured to present a first version of the recommender configured by various parameters. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127469

Reserve price modeling for online advertising auctions

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages online advertising. During operation, the system calculates an intrinsic value of an online advertisement slot from at least one of a user engagement value and a cannibalization value. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120279

Techniques for translating text via wearable computing device

A method of presenting translated content items is disclosed. It is detected that a content item has been captured by a device of a user. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112926

Synchronizing channels lists

A system and methods are provided for synchronizing multiple lists of content channels that a user of a multi-channel content service subscribes to or follows, such as lists maintained at different places and/or on different devices. If a list on one of the user's devices has been modified, the device (e.g., a multi-channel content applet) informs a synchronization server by uploading the list. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100683

Identification of an authority-type leader in a social network

Techniques for identification of an authority-type leader in a social network based on reputation are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that one or more interactions with a first actor of a plurality of actors of an online social network correspond to decisions by other actors of the plurality of actors of the online social network that the first actor is an information authority on a particular topic. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100538

Identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network

Techniques for identification of a propagator-type leader in a social network are described. According to various embodiments, a specific content item posted by a particular actor of a plurality of actors and interactions by other actors of the plurality of actors with the specific content item are identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095903

Product deployment system

A product deployment system of an electronic document is described. An example product deployment system includes a deployment processor, a remote execution module, and a plan manager. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095619

Request change tracker

An example request change tracker may be used to create, modify, monitor, and report events occurring within a development and testing pipeline with respect to one or more computing applications. A request change tracker may include a pipeline event detector, a testing stage detector, a control module, and a reporting module. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095339

Identifying members of a small & medium business segment

A system, apparatus, computer-program product and method are provided for identifying members of a particular user segment. One particular user segment of interest includes members who work for employers having a number of employees within a predetermined range. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150088788

Systems and methods for content response prediction

Techniques for predicting a user response to content are described. According to various embodiments, a configuration file is accessed, where the configuration file includes a user-specification of raw data accessible via external data sources and raw data encoding rules. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150081576

Generating a supplemental description of an entity

A statistically overrepresented token in the descriptions of users associated with a target entity may be descriptive of the target entity. This may be true regardless of whether a primary description of the entity includes the overrepresented token. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150066654

Techniques for facilitating content retargeting

Techniques for facilitating retargeting of content are described. According to various embodiments, a user specification of a first set of content items and a second set of content items may be received. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046547

Optimizing e-mail for mobile devices

Methods and systems of optimizing e-mail for mobile devices are described. In some embodiments, an e-mail message is caused to be displayed within an e-mail client on a mobile device. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046515

System and method for positioning sponsored content in a social network interface

A system and method may optional include or utilize a processor configured to receive a request for social network content for display in a sponsored content position in a newsfeed of a social network interface, the position having a position criterion, identify a sponsored content item of multiple sponsored content items stored on a database based, at least in part, on a characteristic of the sponsored content item meeting the position criterion, a bid associated with the sponsored content item, and a scaling factor, wherein each of the sponsored content items correspond to one of multiple item types and at least two of the sponsored content items are of a different item type. The scaling factor for each of the sponsored content items is based on the item type of the corresponding one of the sponsored content items.. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150040015

Settings page redesign

Methods and systems of managing settings are described. According to various embodiments, a settings page corresponding to a user's settings on an online service may be caused to be displayed on a device. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150039667

Incremental processing on data intensive distributed applications

Disclosed in some examples are methods, machine readable mediums, and systems which build upon traditional frameworks such as hadoop for developing incremental monoid computations. In some examples, the traditional frameworks requires no modifications, and may provide an accumulator-based interface for programmers to store and use state across successive runs; the framework may ensure that only the necessary sub-computations are performed and incremental state management may be hidden from the programmer.. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150039574

Management of data segments for analytics queries

The disclosed embodiments provide a method and system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of records, wherein each of the records comprises one or more metrics and at least one dimension associated with the one or more metrics. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150039406

Independent targeted sponsored content management system and method

A system may include a database configured with individual partitions, one of the partitions corresponding to a sponsored content campaign of a social network. The system may further include multiple servers each communicatively coupled to the database, and each configured to implement a campaign having a campaign termination criterion. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150032653

Method and system to determine a member profile associated with a reference in a publication

Method and system are provided to determine a member profile associated with a reference to a person in a publication and may be used beneficially to identify members of a social network in news articles. The system may be configured to detect a publication that was shared by a member of an on-line social networking system, determine that the publication includes a name entity, and identify a member profile in the on-line social networking system that represents a member referenced by the name entity. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150012819

Template-driven decoration engine

A system, apparatus and method are provided for dynamically generating decorated data for presenting a web page, at the time of rendering the web page. A request for the web page is received at a front-end server, and a template for generating the page's markup language is retrieved (e.g., a template generated using the dust templating language), which has embedded one or more directives for decorating specified data in an indicated manner. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006417

System and method for screening applicants

A system and method are provided for screening applicants for a position (e.g., a job, an internship, a volunteer position). A recruiter responsible for the position identifies a functional area of the position and assembles or identifies a pool of questions regarding basic or core knowledge of that area, which may be divided into multiple levels of difficulty. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006286

Targeting users based on categorical content interactions

During a targeting technique, a machine model is generated based on content-interaction data that specifies interactions of users of a social network, with categorical content corresponding to predefined interest segments. The content-interaction data may include viewing of the categorical content and sharing of the categorical content with other users of the social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150006276

Modifying advertisements based on indirect interactions

A method of enhancing advertisements to be presented to user on a device is disclosed. A specification of an advertisement that is to be presented to the user on the device is received. ... Linkedin Corporation








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