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LinkedIn continues to expand – Indonesia next?

Posted on: February 13, 2009

LinkedIn continues to buck the recession business trend of slimming down by expanding out, today announcing the launch of a dedicated site for Germany. The service will be bad news for Xing, the market-leading business social network in Germany and much of Europe but LinkedIn, headed by EU managing director Kevin Eyres in London, is aggressively pushing into the continent.

Sites for Spain and France saw significant growth after launch last year – Spain added 200,000 users in two months and France topped 700,000 – and LinkedIn is aiming to grow the existing userbase of 500,000 in Germany. Of those, 80% connect outside Germany using English, but Eyres said the introduction of a locally focused service will trigger more domestic activity.

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LinkedIn is so popular in Europe, yet I haven’t heard any buzz from Indonesian market. I guess I have to start browsing the existence of LinkedIn in Indonesia.


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