Welcome to Sunnyvale LinkedIn
LinkedIn began in late 2002 when a group of former staffers from SocialNet and PayPal came together under the leadership of Reid Hoffman to explore a new vision of a social media network designed specifically by and for professionals. Although initial growth was slow, with only about 20 subscriptions a day when it launched in March 2003, LinkedIn quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the social media arena, attracting investors and users at an astonishing rate. By 2004, the company had already posted over 500,000 users and established itself as the number-one professional social media in the world. By October of 2005, LinkedIn had achieved an astonishing one million members worldwide.
With so much growth, LinkedIn expanded its physical presence into other states, opening the first customer service center in Omaha, Nebraska in 2007. In 2008, the first international office was opened in London and the company added French and Spanish to its language offerings for users. While many other social media platforms hit a plateau around this time, LinkedIn continued to grow. By the last quarter of 2008, LinkedIn had a user base of well over 20 million.
In 2009, as LinkedIn’s growth exploded to over 53 million, Reid stepped aside as CEO to focus on product development. Jeff Weiner, a former Yahoo executive, stepped into the slot to help LinkedIn continue to grow and craft a new vision for the company. The change demonstrated clear benefits for LinkedIn as the company swelled to over 1,000 employees servicing an astounding 90 million users around the globe by 2010. This gave LinkedIn a platform for offering new services and new interactivity options for its users, giving the social media network the last word in professional social media networking.
Today, LinkedIn employs over 3,000 people globally and serves over 225 million members. The retooled, rebuilt LinkedIn site that was established in 2010 has proven to be simpler and far more popular than the original, fueling an ever more surprising expansion. It is hoped that this expansion will continue and that Sunnyvale will become the epicenter for LinkedIn’s current and future operations.
As good neighbors and as service providers, Da-Les Auto Body takes great pleasure in welcoming LinkedIn to our community. It is our hope that LinkedIn’s employees and corporate personnel will find Sunnyvale not only welcoming and friendly, but easy to work with and a good home for their current and future operations. We would also like to invite LinkedIn employees to come by and see us for their auto body and other repair needs. With 35 years of experience in one place, we look forward to getting to know all of you and helping you out any way we possibly can.