LinkedIn crosses 15 million mark in India

LinkedIn has crossed 15 million members in India, making India the largest market outside US. The company started its India operations in 2009 and has grown its user base tremendously over the last few years.

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Also, the company opened its first development center outside US in Bangalore (Pluggd.in did a partner event along with LinkedIn) recently and has also launched localized hiring solutions for Indian market.

Globally, mobile devices account for 15% of all visits to LinkedIn and the company recently acquired Slideshare to augment its growth in B2B services.

In India, LinkedIn faces stiff competition from services like Naukri, Monster and ABC Consultant’s headhonchos. Given that most of these sites just focus on ‘job hops’, LinkedIn’s focus on building a better product/an ‘enabler’ platform (enabler for connections/networking) will hopefully wake up others to look beyond a transactional job-based platform and instead focus on ‘career’ growth’?

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