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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Rewards 3,500 Employees with iPad Minis




Business Insider reports that LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has gifted every LinkedIn employee with an iPad mini.

Here's what a spokesperson had to say about the gesture, which was first tweeted by Darain Faraz, a LinkedIn communications manager:
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We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all of our employees in 2012. During today's biweekly All Hands meeting, we surprised our employees with iPad Minis as a small gesture of the company's gratitude for their contributions.
The iPad minis were handed out an an all-hands meeting to each of LinkedIn's 3,500 employees, presumably as a small reward for LinkedIn's record Q4 earnings of $303.6 million. 3,500 iPad minis carry a total retail price of just over $1.2 million, tax included.

Article Link: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Rewards 3,500 Employees with iPad Minis
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:31 PM   #4
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Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
Hmm...their loss.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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Too bad that's gotta get tacked on as income to everyone's 2013 taxes. Still paying a decent percentage to the IRS
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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3500 employees?? How?? Why?? That sounds like 3000 too many...
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But they don't have retina displays!
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Would it have been too much to get the full size iPad?
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3500 employees?? How?? Why?? That sounds like 3000 too many...
my thoughts exactly) isn't everything on that site self-service (you post you own resume/employers post their own openings)...why 3500 employees?
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Hmm...their loss.
Well, I'm pretty sure that at least one of these 3500 person already had one...
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Nice gesture from a management to the people working for the success of their company.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:15 PM   #12
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Didn't they get hacked and user passwords were stolen and leaked to the public?! Yeah, hey good job guys, you lost thousands of customers confidential information, but here's an iPad mini.
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How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
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How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
Memberships and advertising. A lot of people use that site, myself included.
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Memberships and advertising. A lot of people use that site, myself included.
May I ask what you use it for? I am on there myself, but have found it to be of little value. It seems like an online resume for most people to me.
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May I ask what you use it for? I am on there myself, but have found it to be of little value. It seems like an online resume for most people to me.
I found my current job because of LinkedIn. I received a status update that a friend of mine had changed jobs. I called him up to see what was going on. We met and discussed the company and what I could do for them and eventually got the job. Was so happy to leave my previous job.
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Memberships and advertising. A lot of people use that site, myself included.
Use it for what? That site is worthless.
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Memberships and advertising. A lot of people use that site, myself included.
Unemployed people pay monthly or annual membership fees in order to secure a job. I find that a tad, ironic.
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That's a +1 MIO $ publicity stunt... Interesting as it got quite covered by the press. Meh, when I offer a day off to performing employees, nobody talks about it.
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3,500 employees? Someone is floating....
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How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
They prey on the unemployed.
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Jeff Weiner (channeling Oprah): You get an iPad! And you get an iPad! And you get an iPad! Everybody gets an iPad!!!!
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Jeff Weiner (channeling Oprah): You get an iPad! And you get an iPad! And you get an iPad! Everybody gets an iPad!!!!
Lol, too funny.

I'll bet there is a flood of ipads hitting ebay over the next few days.
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