LinkedIn Crosses 100 Mn Member Mark In APAC, 37 Mn In India

Popular professional networking website LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that it has crossed the 100-million member mark in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and with 37 million members, India is its largest market in the region. Globally, India retains its spot as the second largest market after the US, a company statementsaid. LinkedIn has doubled its member base in the region from 50 million to 100 million in just two years. The region now represents 22 percent of LinkedIn’s global member base of over 450 million. “At this scale, LinkedIn is in an...

Channel Partners Can Gain From Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn, the professional social network, for USD 26.2 billion in its biggest-ever deal. The combined entity is expected to reach out to more customers and partners, who can see tremendous innovation in the social-cloud collaboration, according to the two companies. In a letter written to Microsoft employees about the acquisition, the Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella mentioned that Microsoft’s strategy is to integrate social, collaboration, communication and productivity to help its customers achieve business objectives of faster growth and quicker innovation. For developers he talked about APIs that are...