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Spotify has implemented a Stories feature
Spotify has implemented a Stories feature
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Following the trend of implementing a Stories feature into the application, Spotify has rolled out a first version of the feature that is already present in other platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Spotify uses the feature on top of the "Christmas Hits" playlist to show users short videos of artists talking about their favorite Christmas songs.

Technology • Internet & Web
Scribd acquires presentation-sharing platform SlideShare
Scribd acquires presentation-sharing platform SlideShare
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Scribd announced Tuesday the acquisition of presentation-sharing platform SlideShare from LinkedIn for an undisclosed price. According to LinkedIn, Scribd will take over operation of the SlideShare business on September 24.

Trip Adler, co-founder and CEO of Scribd said, "Our acquisition of SlideShare is a major step towards creating the world’s largest digital library."

Business • Economy
LinkedIn to cut 960 jobs globally
LinkedIn to cut 960 jobs globally
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Microsoft's professional networking site LinkedIn has said it plans to cut 6% of its global workforce as the Covid-19 pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products. Nine hundred sixty jobs will be cut across sales and hiring divisions of the group globally.

LinkedIn said employees affected by its job cuts would be informed this week, and they will start receiving invitations in the next few hours to meetings to learn more about next steps.