LinkedIn gets 43% traffic from mobile devices now, but it expects it to touch 50% soon due to the global trend of mobility catching pace.
Earlier, it had opened R&D centre in Kartnataka and new office in Banglore. Also, it launched feature for brands to create ‘Follow Company Botton’ and introduced checkIn under its talent solutions. The website had recently launched University Pages on the portal and opened its doors for high school students.
LinkedIn has raised seven round of investment and is having a total capital of USD 206.1 million. Recently, it acquired 10 companies including Bright.com, Pulse, SlideShare, Rapportive, TrustHop and others. The website is backed by 9 investors and having 22 competitors.
Business Standard says: “We are expecting to soon reach the ‘mobile moment’, when over 50% of the traffic that accesses LinkedIn is through mobile devices,” said Ganesan Venkatasubramanian, head of engineering at LinkedIn Technology Center in India.
“We started operations in India basically to create a follow-the-sun model, so that we can run our operations 24X7,” Venkatasubramanian said. “However, over time, recogonising the talent available here, we decided to open the technology center and have R&D operations here.”
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