Rumors about GOT’s Season 3

Now that Game of Thrones has officially been renewed for Season 3 (no surprise there), rumors are surfacing that auditions for the next season have begun in London. The fan siteWinter Is Comingclaims to have some insider scoop on which roles producers are looking to fill, and which actors are supposed frontrunners.

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A commenter on the fan site says that “they are casting Shireen Baratheon. They are looking for an 11-year-old girl. Hundreds of young actresses have already been seen. Auditions happened in London about two weeks ago, recalls to come.” In the books, Shireen is the only heir to Stannis and his wife. (Remember how Melisandre mocked Stannis’ sickly wife for being unable to produce a son in Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 4: “Garden of Bones”?)

Also rumored is the casting of Daario Naharis, the blue-haired mercenary who falls for Daenerys Targaryen. A source who claims to have seen the casting breakdown says, “The producers are looking for ‘any ethnicity, except Caucasian.’”

Finally, another Twitter source says, “I was told by an agent that Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju is auditioning for an unknown role.” Winter Is Coming suggests that Kristofer must be auditioning for Tormund Giantsbane, the white-haired raider of wildings north of The Wall.

It’s been reported that, since Book 3 (A Storm of Swords) contains so much material, the content of the book will be split over Game of Thrones Seasons 3 and 4. So, if these casting rumors are veritable, fans of the books should get an idea of how quickly the story will move over the course of Season 3.

Instagram’s Android App Reaches 10 Million Downloads

Instagram’s Android application continue to grow at an impressive rate, today hitting 10 million downloads on the Google Play Marketplace, just 22 days after it launched on the platform.

Instagram is enjoying a relatively quiet period after the buzz of its Android launch, then the unexpected and huge announcement that it had been bought by Facebook for $1 billion. The company is looking at hitting 50 million users on all platforms after reaching the 40 million mark just under two weeks ago.

If you’re unaware of Instagram’s successful Android launch, it started with the app reaching 1 million downloads in under 24 hours. It then only took another five days for the company to add another four million downloads, surpassing the 5 million mark on its sixth day of availability.

Today it has doubled that tally, taking a little over two weeks to do so:

Android users had been waiting a long time for the photo-sharing app to launch on the platform, and even when the company launched its pre-registration process, Android smartphone owners rushed to be a part of it. When it opened pre-registration for its Android variant on March 24, it attracted 430,000 pre-registration signups in the following days.

Instagram currently has more than 47 million users (not all are active), with it certain to reach the 50 million milestone in the coming days.

With news of the acquisition hitting media outlets and news channels the world over, more and more users are becoming aware of the service and seeing friends and family interact and share photos using the app to Facebook and Twitter, helping it move into the mainstream.

Facebook may have paid a hefty price for the popular app, but given its increasing popularity and huge usage, it is looking to be a very smart buy by Zuckerberg and co.

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LinkedIn App for your Handheld Devices

LinkedIn is one of popular social media. Now, you can stay connected with your account on your android with LinkedIn app for android. The current version is LinkedIn 2.0.2 android. You can download the app for free via android market. Here is the detail about LinkedIn 2.0.2.

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LINKEDIN 2.0.2 APK ANDROID

Get on-the-go access to your professional network with LinkedIn for Android. Find and connect with more than 120M members worldwide, read the latest industry news, keep up-to-date with your groups, and share content with your network from anywhere. This is official app from LinkedIn for your android phone or tablet.LinkedIn 2.0.2 android brings some new features and improvements. Here are the new features:

  • Support for Move to SD card!
  • Fixed connection photos so they now update as part of Connection Sync.
  • Sharing to Twitter is back! Anything you share or re-share from the app can be sent to Twitter.
  • In-app notifications for new messages and invitations.
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks based on user feedback.

DOWNLOAD LINKEDIN 2.0.2 APK ANDROID

Now, if you want to stay connected with your LinkedIn account on your android, download Download LinkedIn 2.0.2 APK from the link below.

Download LinkedIn 2.0.2 via Android Market

The Top 10 Fact…

The Top 10 Facts About Successful Networking

Networking doesn’t have to be as hard as we think it might be. These highly practical ideas will help you be a better networker than ever, whether you are promoting your business, looking for a job, or simply seeking information on any topic at all.

1. Networking is not just about getting a job, or selling a product or service.

Its main purpose is to give or get useful information. As such, it is one of the best research tools we have available to us.

2. It doesn’t have to be slimy.

We’ve all been bombarded by high-pressure salespeople trying to sell us things we don’t want or need. Even if we do want or need some of those things, we refuse to buy because of the offensive sales tactics. In today’s successful networking model, we look for ways to help other people, and we don’t ignore people who may not be in our target market.

3. Networking gets harder when we feel more desperate.

Others can sense when your sole purpose is to make a sale or find a job. If you change your objective to taking a single step closer to your goal, the stakes won’t seem as high and you will feel more relaxed, less desperate.

4. Never put anyone you are networking with on the spot – take the pressure off everyone.

The easiest way to do this is to ask general questions rather than direct questions. Ask about “business owners like you,” “companies like yours,” “in your industry,” instead of seeking information specific to them.

5. Replace, “Do you know anyone who…?” with, “Whom do you know that…?”

When you ask a question that has a yes or no answer, it’s easier for your audience to say no and then stop thinking, and yet we all have a desire to help people. Asking, “Whom do you know at XYZ Company who could answer my questions about ___________?” will encourage problem solving rather than an easy “No,” even if you don’t use the word “whom!”

6. Networking is happening all the time, even when you don’t think it is.

We’ve all heard that you never have a second chance to make a first impression. This is not to say we shouldn’t be ourselves, but to remind us that everything a person sees in us speaks as loudly as our words. The second part of this is that everyone you know could be in a position to help you reach your goals, even if you don’t know how they can.

7. Your results will improve if you decide in advance exactly what you want to gain from an event.

Find who will be there. Do you want to meet three new people? Learn more about volunteer opportunities in an organization or region? Find a better mechanic? Look for volunteers for an organization near and dear to you? All are possible if you keep in mind why you’re there. With that said, be sure to remain open to the unexpected and give yourself permission to take another path when it presents itself!

8. Networking works best when we build relationships.

It shouldn’t be used just to look for sales opportunities or try to promote ourselves. If we are so focused on “the next sale” (putting dinner on the table), we come across as tense, and may fail to build relationships for the long term. We may even overlook a person whose own network could generate huge benefits to us over time.

9. What you get back doesn’t necessarily come back from the same people you’ve helped in the past.

Those you help will spend time saying good things about you. As word gets around, other people will seek you out. As your good reputation grows, other people will help you, and you will reach your goals, helped sometimes only indirectly by those you’ve helped in the past. Even though this is very true these days, some of your contacts may still expect something in return for their help. Be sure you know this before you disappear into the sunset!

10. Quality is so much better than quantity!

Meeting 2-3 people at an event and learning more about their needs and challenges is far more valuable than collecting (or giving away) 20 business cards. Understanding a person and his or her business will give you good insight as to what you can do for them when an opportunity arises – be it information, a link to another person, or an offer of working for them as an employee.

About the Submitter:

This piece was originally submitted by Alice Wojcio, Training Consultant and Personal and Business Coach, who can be reached at alice@advtrain.com or visited on the web.

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Webapp that Colors your Twitter Stream

If you’re the kind of person who uses color labels for organization or are just very visually oriented, Twimbow may be the perfect Twitter client for you. The free webapp looks like TweetDeck but adds color labels, filtering, and other interesting features.

The constant deluge of tweets makes it hard sometimes to keep up with what’s happening and who’s interacting with you on Twitter. Twimbow, which recently came out of private beta, tries to solve that by adding default color-coding to your main Twitter activities (your tweets are in blue, replies to you in green, direct messages in yellow or orange, etc.).

For your main Twitter stream, the people you follow, you can add customizable labels such as “Friends” or “Tech Blogs” and color them as you see fit. Twimbow doesn’t give you just a handful of colors to choose from—you can use the color picker or enter RGB values or hexidecimal values to really fine-tune your color labeling.

Twimbow also offers a filtering feature to remove tweets that contain specific words, supports a few keyboard shortcuts, and has a few styling options (if you don’t like the dark gray option, for example, you can switch to a light background).

If you’d like to see the Twitterverse custom colored, check out the free app below.

Twimbow