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Company Overview of LinkedIn Corporation

Company Overview

LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company, through its proprietary platform, allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; access shared knowledge and insights; and find business opportunities. It also offers LinkedIn mobile applications across a range of platforms and languages, including iOS for iPhone and iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia Asha, and Windows Mobile; and a public Website that allows developers to integrate its content and services into their applications. In addition, the company provides talent solutions, such as Link...

2029 Stierlin Court

Mountain View, CA 94043

United States

Founded in 2002

6,897 Employees



Key Executives for LinkedIn Corporation

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $583.8K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 45
Total Annual Compensation: $417.5K
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $403.8K
Senior Vice President of Global Solutions
Age: 40
Total Annual Compensation: $403.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

LinkedIn Corporation Key Developments

LinkedIn Corporation Presents at Morgan Stanley 2015 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Mar-02-2015 02:30 PM

LinkedIn Corporation Presents at Morgan Stanley 2015 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Mar-02-2015 02:30 PM. Venue: The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States.

LinkedIn Agrees $1.25 Million User Privacy Case Settlement

LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a case brought against the firm after a hack of its system in 2012. The incident occurred in June 2012 when 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were stolen and posted to a Russian hacker site. Many of the hacked passwords were subsequently decrypted. The company called in the FBI over the incident but disgruntled customers who had paid to use the firm's premium services launched a lawsuit over claims that personal information had not been adequately protected. The company user privacy litigation settlement website has now reported that LinkedIn has settled the case for $1.25 million. However, only those based in the US are entitled to make a claim and the maximum claim is a paltry $50. Those submitting a claim must prove that they signed up to the company having been assured that the information would be kept safe by the company's statements in its User Agreement or Privacy Policy. The deadline for claims is 2 May but claimants can also submit documents saying that they do not accept the settlement fee, so there is no guarantee that the case has reached a conclusion. The settlement will no doubt hurt the company as it follows a $6 million settlement agreed with workers who sued the company for not paying overtime.

LinkedIn Launches Arabic Version

LinkedIn launched its Arabic version at an event held at the company's new regional headquarters in Dubai. The launch of Arabic brings the total number of languages available to 24.

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