LinkedIn sets sights on Indian start-ups

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US-based social networking company LinkedIn is looking at buying Indian start-ups, has tweaked its India portal and with its new 800 seater office in Bengaluru, as it seeks to build on its India presence. India is currently the second biggest market for LinkedIn globally, with a user-base of 35 million. “This country is of great strategic importance and we are open for acquisitions that are strategic fits,” said Allen Blue, Co-founder, LinkedIn, a company which he co-founded with Reid Hoffman in 2002.

“Social media-based recruitment is gathering ground and they need to innovate in this area,” said Anshoo Nandwaani, VP, Principal Analyst, Greyhound Research.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

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