LinkedIn reaches 500 million monthly active users, up from 467M in October 2016. The news comes shortly after Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella announcing that LinkedIn sales hit $975 million in first quarter since the acquisition:
“Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the Microsoft Cloud,” CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement. “From large multinationals to small and medium businesses to nonprofits all over the world, organizations are using Microsoft’s cloud platforms to power their digital transformation.”
“We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone. We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and engaging with one another in professional conversations and finding opportunities through these connections on LinkedIn.
What does this mean for you?
This community represents 10+ million active jobs, access to 9+ million companies, and with more than 100,000 articles published every week it’s helping you stay informed on the news and views impacting your professional world. A professional community of this size has never existed until now.”
More specifically, here are some interesting insights around the most connected countries, places, industries and job functions: