5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS MORNING

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Good morning.  Here are the 5 things youneed to know this morning.

The idiot’s guide to using LinkedIn.  How to navigate LinkedIn’s often-confusing features while making yourself look more hireable. (Mashable)

Jamaican bobsled team qualifies for the Olympics. The Jamaican bobsled team may be headed to another Olympics. The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. (Sports Illustrated)

How the Target hackers did it.  RAM scrapers have been seen in computer security attacks for years. The sophistication occurred in how the attackers got the data out of the compromised system. (Recode)

President Obama is cool with legal marijuana.   In a 16,000-word New Yorker profile, President Obama says the states’ legalization of marijuana should “go forward because it’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.” (The New Yorker)

You can build a Wi-Fi connected thermostat yourself for under $100.  Nest, the maker of a digital, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat has been in the news all week following it’s recent acquisition by Google for $3.2 billion in cash. (The Verge)

Bonus

No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani revealed Friday that her and husband Gavin Rossdale are expecting another baby boy.  No word yet on when the baby will be due.

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