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Kafka announces new features, improves use at LinkedIn, Yahoo, Netflix and more

LinkedIn engineer Todd Palino called Kafka its "circulatory system for data," and now the company is working to improve the flow of its lifeblood. New key features to Kafka, just announced will not only improve it for use at LinkedIn but also for other big users such as Yahoo, Twitter, Netflix, Uber and Goldman Sachs. If you're into Kafka, you'll probably want to know about these enhancements too.

LinkedIn pushes chat features for iOS, Android, desktop to keep the conversation going

LinkedIn today announced a new messaging service available today on iOS, Android and the desktop browser version of the website.

LinkedIn open sources Gradle plugin for Hadoop devs

If you're writing Hadoop jobs using Gradle as your build system, you'll likely want to check out this plugin. 

Creators of Apache Kafka get serious about helping enterprises stream data

A couple of engineers who initially built the technology behind Apache Kafka while at LinkedIn have brought in new funding to help drive their startup, Confluent.

IU researchers map entire global economy, forecast large-scale industrial evolution

"We're not only trying to give everyone a 'map,' or a large-scale picture of all the sectors of the economy, but also a 'weather forecast' and 'tools,'" Ahn said in a statement to the press. "So users will not only know where they can find jobs but also predict bright spots on the horizon – the emerging markets – and acquire the skills, or tools, they will need to get where they want to go."

LinkedIn's Pinot Analytics goes open source

Last fall, LinkedIn introduced Pinot and hopes to make it open source, which FierceBigData reported on at that time. Last week, the Pinot as open source became a reality. LinkedIn also open sourced Burrow, a "new method for monitoring Kafka consumers."

LinkedIn contest aims to help turn site into one-stop-career-shop

Social media site LinkedIn has its sights set on becoming a one-stop-shop for all things work and career related. That means turning the website into a gigantic database of potential job openings, networking opportunities, training and education resources for every individual and company member.

Clarizen unveils new enterprise productivity apps

After launching a major overhaul of its mobile app platform earlier this year, project management software provider Clarizen unveiled Tuesday new enterprise apps for its Clarizen Apps Marketplace.

Spotlight: Android users get their own LinkedIn Job Search app

LinkedIn on Thursday unveiled its Job Search app for Android, similar to its iOS counterpart launched last year.

LinkedIn open sources Cubert

LinkedIn uses a framework called Cubert (a nod to the Rubik's Cube) to organize data, speed queries and preserve CPU resources. This week LinkedIn open sourced Cubert. Here's what you need to know and where to find everything you need to use it.