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LinkedIn records 50 million members in APAC

Online professional network, LinkedIn, has reported it has crossed the 50 million members mark in Asia Pacific. The tally consists of nine countries with India seeing 24+ million users, Australia 5 million, China 4 million, Indonesia and the Philippines 2 million, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand catering to one million members each.

LinkedIn expanded into the Asian market with its regional centre in Singapore back in 2011. Without questions, the localisation of content for Asian markets the site has added six Asian languages and introduced several Asia-based influencers to enrich the LinkedIn experience.

Hari Krishnan, managing director of LinkedIn Asia Pacific and Japan shared: “The strong growth we are seeing in our member base is a great encouragement for us.  We still have much to do in terms of connecting all professionals around the world. Accordingly, we are looking to introduce more features to deliver even more value to our members and customers. ”

Some facts about LinkedIn’s 50 million members in Asia Pacific:

Top five companies followed

IBM

Hewlett-Packard

Accenture

Google

Tata Consultancy Services

 

In Singapore

Google

Standard Chartered Bank

Hewlett-Packard

Apple

Shell

In Malaysia

Shell

Petronas

AirAsia

Schlumberger

ExxonMobil

 

In Australia

Google

Rio Tinto

Telstra

Commonwealth Bank

National Australia Bank

In New Zealand

Air New Zealand

Fonterra

The University of Auckland

Telecom New Zealand

ANZ

 

In India

Tata Consultancy Services

IBM

Accenture

Hewlett-Packard

Infosys

In Indonesia

Chevron

Unilever

BP

TOTAL

Shell

 

In Hong Kong

HSBC

Google

Cathay Pacific Airways

Standard Chartered Bank

Apple

 

In Japan

Google

IBM

DeNA

Apple

Microsoft

 

 

 
Natasha Arul

Advertising+Marketing Magazine Malaysia

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