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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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because he's the weiner
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Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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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   #6
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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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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
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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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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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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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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:26 PM   #11
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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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How does linked in even make any money, let alone $300 million in a quarter.
They prey on the unemployed.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:27 PM   #13
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Remember that shipment that was stolen from JFK. I think that was 3500 Minis... Where was Jeff Weiner at the time?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:30 PM   #14
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Remember that shipment that was stolen from JFK. I think that was 3500 Minis... Where was Jeff Weiner at the time?
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I think they found the perps. Wasn't hard, they didn't even wait 12 hours before they threw them on CL.
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Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
Hmm...their loss.
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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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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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Would it have been too much to get the full size iPad?
If he wanted to get the same amount of storage it would have been an extra $170 x 3500 employees. So he could have done it, but it would have cost the company an additional $595k (plus tax).
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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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Should have waited for retina.
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did apple care to quote a better price for those 3500 pieces?
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Remember that shipment that was stolen from JFK. I think that was 3500 Minis... Where was Jeff Weiner at the time?
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Those weren't minis.
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I'm still fixated on the factoid that LinkedIn has 3,500 employees.
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