LinkedIn launches in three new languages to continue international expansion footprint
Singapore — December 1, 2011 — LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide, has launched LinkedIn in three new local languages –Indonesian, Malay and Korean. LinkedIn has more than 20 million members in Asia Pacific and Japan who are establishing their professional identities, building their networks and gaining access to insights and opportunities on LinkedIn.
Commenting on the launch of the new local languages, Arvind Rajan, managing director and vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan at LinkedIn said, “LinkedIn is a truly global network. We understand that to be a worldwide network for professionals, you need to be local and relevant to them at home.”
“The launch of the local languages will better support the growing number of professionals joining LinkedIn. Local language availability often precipitates a whole new generation of LinkedIn members locally, enhancing the experience for the entire community. The member base in Asia Pacific is growing and we believe LinkedIn has a massive opportunity for growth here,” says Mr. Rajan.
New LinkedIn members can view the site and create a LinkedIn Profile in Indonesian, Malay or Korean by going to http://in.linkedin.com, http://my.linkedin.com, or http://kr.linkedin.com.
Current LinkedIn members who have been using the site in English can switch their language settings to Indonesian, Malay or Korean by going to http://linkd.in/changelanguage.
Language localization has been key to LinkedIn’s international expansion. As of today, LinkedIn is available in fourteen languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Read more about the language launches on the LinkedIn blog.
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 135 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across North America, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.