29 Aug '11, 4pm

LinkedIn seeks to expand in region

LinkedIn seeks to expand in region

SINGAPORE : Social networking site LinkedIn is looking to make it on its own in China. Speaking to MediaCorp, Arvind Rajan - the company's managing director and vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan - said he does not need Asian partners to expand in the region. Eighteen million users in Asia are linked up to LinkedIn. The social networking site - which raised US$350 million in a US initial public offering (IPO) in May - is expanding in the region, and has no intention of making inroads through acquisitions. Mr Rajan said: "One of the things we have found so far is that we have seen tie-ups of other companies in the professional networking space. It is really going to come through offering a more compelling set of products, so we see growth as being driven organically. "Almost all of our members joined LinkedIn because they were invited by someone else to join LinkedIn...

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