Archive for June, 2010

LinkedIn ‘Like’ button flags up ‘Top Influencers’

LinkedIn has added a Facebook style ‘Like’ button to its Groups service allowing members of the professional social networking site to show their appreciation of discussions or shared content.

Content flagged with the ‘Like’ button will then show in users’ news feed and members who consistently use the function, and have a large number of followers will be flagged as ‘Top Influencers’, giving their ‘Like’ greater worth.

Groups conversations have also been given a more professional look, by adding the link-sharing feature, already applied to the homepage, within the Groups page.

This feature will make it easier for the user to know about the professionals participating in a particular conversation, and will help them to browse through conversations and post comments.

Principle product manager at LinkedIn, Ian McCarthy, said: “We’ve made the conversations within groups similar to face-to-face professional interactions by removing the wall between original remarks and off-site content such as shared news articles.”


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The governments of Bulgaria and India are going to start working on an action plan for the setting up of joint hi-tech park projects.
The decision was made at the fourth session of the Bulgarian-Indian Informationa and Communications Technology Forum which took place in the Bulgarian capital on June 14-15.
The forum is chaired jointly by Bulgarian Deputy Transport Minister Parvan Rusinov, who is in charge of IT policies, and India’s Deputy IT Minister Rakesh Singh.
Bulgarian and Indian IT companies are not competitors on the global market because they have different advantages that they should pool together, according to the deputy ministers responsible for the IT sectors of the two countries.
Rusinov and Singh have agreed that the establishment of hi-tech parks should be the priority of the bilateral IT cooperation.
The action plan to be prepared by the two governments is going to explore projects of joint interest including the founding and management of IT incubators, and joint development of e-government applications, software, hardware, service, and long distance providing of server resources.
The fourth session of the Bulgarian-Indian IT forum, which was hosted by the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT, was also attended by representatives of the Bulgarian Association for Information Technologies (BAIT) and Bulgarian universities and scientific institutes. -novinite-


In the wake of EC criticism, Bulgaria’s Parliament has adopted legislation amendments removing revoking limitations imposed on lawyers from other EU states wishing to work in the country.

The amendments to the Bar Act approved Wednesday have been initiated by the Cabinet after in the fall of 2009, the European Commission started an infringement procedure against Bulgaria for denying equal status to EU lawyers.
The newly adopted law stipulates that, when practicing in Bulgaria, a lawyer with a practice and degree from another EU member state will have the rights and responsibilities of a Bulgarian lawyer.

The amended Bar Act states contains a number of changes in order to guarantee this new status for the foreign lawyers. First, it grants the right to become a lawyer in Bulgaria to every EU citizen who received a law degree in Bulgaria.

Second, it allows all lawyers from EU member states who are included in the Unified Register of Foreign Lawyers to practice law in Bulgaria together with other local lawyers according to the specific provisions of the Act.

Furthermore, two or more foreign lawyers are granted the right to practice law in Bulgaria in their capacity of a branch of their group based in another EU member states.

A foreign-born lawyer with the proper registration is now allowed to become a member of the professional organizations of Bulgarian lawyers. Until now, the only way to do that was for the foreign lawyer to be represented by a Bulgarian one.

A lawyer from another EU member state is entitled to the right to practice law together in association with other foreign lawyers or Bulgarian colleagues.

The new Bar Act also lifts the requirement that a non-Bulgarian EU lawyer can defend the interest of their clients before the Bulgarian administration only in cooperation with a Bulgarian colleague.

In October 2009, the European Commission criticized Bulgaria for restricting the free movement of community lawyers and law firms.

“The Commission considers that some provisions of Bulgarian legislation relating to lawyers constitute a violation of the freedom of establishment of lawyers and law firms in Bulgaria as enshrined in Article 43 EC and also infringe Directive 98/5/EC, which aims to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a Member State other than that in which the qualification was obtained,” the European Commission said in a statement slamming the requirement of Bulgarian nationality for a person to obtain the qualification of Bulgarian lawyer among other things.

With the adoption of the Bar Act amendments, the EC most likely will not refer the matter to the European Court of Justice as it originally threatened to do under the infringement procedure. -novinite-

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Sheraton Sofia – new website from Webfactory Bulgaria

Webfactory is proud to announce that it has completed the design and production of the new website for WWW.SHERATONSOFIA.COM, the most famous hotel in Bulgaria. Working with the professional staff of the Sheraton Sofia has been a real pleasure for the hotel website team of Webfactory and the final result shows this.

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