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LinkedIn opens Asia headquarters

2011-05-31 14:39

Singapore - Professional networking website LinkedIn has opened its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

LinkedIn Asia Pacific Managing Director Arvind Rajan said on Tuesday he plans to hire more than 12 staff in Singapore to add to the company's three offices in India and two in Australia. Rajan said the company is also looking at opening an office in Japan this year.

Rajan said the company posted 130% growth in users for the year ended March in Asia, bringing total members in the region to 18 million out of 100 million worldwide.

LinkedIn's stock price doubled during its initial public offering on Wall Street earlier this month, with investors valuing the company at about $9bn.