LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Rewards 3,500 Employees with iPad Minis

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    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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    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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    Best place to buy a Mini is now the Bay Area Craigslist.
     
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    Nice gesture from a management to the people working for the success of their company.
     
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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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    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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    Memberships and advertising. A lot of people use that site, myself included.
     
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    Lol, too funny.

    I'll bet there is a flood of ipads hitting ebay over the next few days.
     
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    They prey on the unemployed.
     
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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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    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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    Would it have been too much to get the full size iPad?
     
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    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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    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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    did apple care to quote a better price for those 3500 pieces?
     
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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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