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LinkedIn has opened its first European office in London, clearly reflecting the growth of the professional social network in the UK and Europe. Kevin Eyres, formerly MD of travel site SideStep Europe and GM of AltaVista, has been hired as its European MD and is building a sales and marketing team. LinkedIn worked with UK Trade & Investment and its regional partner, Think London, in setting up here.

In October of last year, LinkedIn signed up its millionth member in the UK, its largest market outside the US, and currently has some four million members in the rest of Europe. Local European competitor Xing, based in Germany, has around 3 million members in total currently.

  • http://digitalbiographer.com David Petherick

    Interesting blog yesterday about this by Thomas Power at http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=97503 where he points out that LinkedIn are targetting the “starched white collars” in their positioning.

    However, I still can’t find out where the hell the office actually is – haven’t these people heard of Google local or Google Maps?

  • Sam

    How long before LinkedIn buys Xing?

  • Mike Butcher

    David – The Linked in London off will be in Marylebone I gather. Don’t know exact address.

  • Wake up Mike

    Where is the story on Yabb? I thought you would have the exclusive already? And where is the follow up on the ‘Irish Times ‘Blog of the week’ award which went to Paul “I love me” Walsh for http://paulfwalsh.com/blog/

  • Joe Charakupa

    Don’t worry about Yabb, Mike.

    Seems cominded want us to jump through hoops to find out what it is Yabb does.

    Paul has the exclusive and he is following their line. I can’t be ar**d to sign up THEN find out.

  • Mike Butcher

    Sorry guys, I’ve been ill.

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  • http://www.twidox.com Nicholas

    Sam,

    The question is not when will LinkedIn buy XING, if anything, it will be the other way around. XING have purchased cember.net, the largest network for business contacts in Turkey with 280,000 members and also acquired a 100% interest in Neurona (www.neurona.com), the largest contact online business network in Spain and Latin America. So, they are the once buying.

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  • Dirk Timan

    To whom it may concern! december 17th 2008

    I am desperately trying to get the office address
    of LinkedIn London.
    I have an excellent and unique (on line product & service idea/application) which “”secret”” I want to share with LI Management.
    Please feel free to contact me asap:
    Dirk Timan
    The Netherlands Tel.: 00-31-30-7853365

    • Christine Jones

      Hi Dirk
      Did you get anywhere with with finding LinkedIn’s London address? I’m very keen to contact their European Marketing Director, Cristina Hoole… Thanks for your help (and I’m curious to find out how you got on with your online product application).
      Christine +44 (0)20 71 83 0986

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