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#2 Product of the DayApril 18, 2016

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Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Smart of LinkedIn to create an app targeted toward younger audiences. @thekenyeung has a great overview of the app on VentureBeat. Note: it seems like the app may not be available in the App Store or Google Play quite yet. This probably wasn't supposed to be announced Sunday evening.
Ali Afridi
Ali Afridi@alikafridi · Building Products
@rrhoover @thekenyeung Timing also seems to be off since most students already have internships or full-time jobs lined up.
Tyler Hayes
Tyler Hayes@thetylerhayes · Bebo
@rrhoover Re: not supposed to be announced now vs. later: @thekenyeung's VB piece is well-researched with interviews with LinkedIn employees, so it's clear this piece has been in the works for a while—there's a press push behind this. If it wasn't supposed to be announced now, I'm guessing that's on VB and not LinkedIn. But I'm just looking in from the outside.
Ken Yeung
Ken Yeung@thekenyeung · Senior Editor @intercom.
@thetylerhayes @rrhoover LinkedIn has informed me that it has pulled the apps and will relaunch them at 6am PT on Monday.
Zach Kahn
Zach Kahn@zkahn94 · Lead Podcast Marketing @ Vox Media
@rrhoover @thekenyeung I've had this app for a little over a month. It's a good idea but doesn't provide much utility.
Kia K.
Kia K.@imkialikethecar · words...
@thetylerhayes @rrhoover @thekenyeung actually, that is a LinkedIn mess up -- they put up not only the app's website on Sunday but the actual app in the Play store briefly "for testing" and it was flagged by diligent Android bloggers. No, it's not on VB as you're choosing to assume for whatever reason...
Justin Ehlert
Justin Ehlert@jtehlert · iOS Developer, Fridgely, Jump Space Apps
It's good to see LinkedIn finally creating something useful for students. Most of us have started to lose faith in it. Unfortunately it's becoming more of a place for recruiters to spam us with terrible job offers than a place to find real quality jobs.
Jennifer R
Jennifer R@jnnfrrss
@jtehlert It's not just students who have to deal with that lovely issue . . .
William Wallace
William Wallace@willewallace · Developer.
@jtehlert Check out WayUp :)
Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson@jawhster
@jtehlert Agree. It only looks at our past, not where we want to go in future.
Shubham Datta
Shubham Datta@shubham · Working with startups @SurePathCap
Wow, really cool! Wish I had something like this going through undergrad. Edit: Not available in Canada...boo!
Ken Yeung
Ken Yeung@thekenyeung · Senior Editor @intercom.
@shubham There are plans to expand this internationally later this year.
Chris Buttenham
Chris Buttenham@chrisbuttenham
@shubham I second that!
sree sreenivasan
sree sreenivasan@sree · Former CDO @NYCgov @MetMuseum @Columbia
Seems useful. I think all 9th graders should open a LinkedIn account and start to use it to track internships, build connections, etc, all through high school. Ali Afridi: "Most students already have internships or full-time jobs lined up" - I know lots and lots of students who don't...
Rob Morgan
Rob Morgan@rbdgswg · https://about.me/rbdgswg
As someone fixing to graduate from high school, I love this idea.
Austin Sandmeyer
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
@rbdgswg Glad to hear! PS: Love the 4-H Picture Frame! 🙌
Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson@jawhster
@rbdgswg have you taken a career assessment? Plan to go to college? Which major? Contact me if any questions. I went to Lehigh for business and engineering.