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CRE­ATED by Reid Hoff­man in May 2003

CEO Jeff Weiner

HEAD­QUAR­TERS Sun­ny­vale, Cal­i­for­nia

NAME Linkedin helps you to get linked in (or con­nected) to its pro­fes­sional net­work.

IPO Jan­uary 2011

OWN­ER­SHIP Mi­crosoft bought Linkedin for $26.4 bil­lion in 2016.

WHAT IS It?linkedin is the world’s largest pro­fes­sional net­work.

AC­QUI­SI­TIONS In ad­di­tion to the so­cial con­tent com­pany Slideshare, Linkedin has ac­quired the e-learn­ing site Lynda. com and the re­cruit­ing ap­pli­ca­tion Con­nec­ti­fier.

COST Ba­sic ac­count is free. The Pre­mium Es­sen­tials plan costs €99 a year, or €10 a month.

MIS­SION “To con­nect the world’s pro­fes­sion­als to make them more pro­duc­tive and suc­cess­ful”

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