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LinkedIn gets more local

Veronica C. Silva | Dec. 7, 2011
Professional networking site is now available in three Asian languages.

Professional networking site LinkedIn is getting more local as it launched the service in three Asian languages to cater to more than 20 million members in the Asia Pacific region.

LinkedIn is now available in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia and Korean, and for new members, all they have to do is go to http://in.linkedin.com, http://my.linkedin.com, or http://kr.linkedin.com to sign up. Existing members using the network in English can switch to the new local languages by going to http://linkd.in/changelanguage.

LinkedIn, with more than 135 million members worldwide, said it wants to be more relevant to the region to help its members gain more opportunities through the social network.

"The launch of the local languages will better support the growing number of professionals joining LinkedIn. Local language availability often precipitates a whole new generation of LinkedIn members locally, enhancing the experience for the entire community. The member base in Asia Pacific is growing and we believe LinkedIn has a massive opportunity for growth here," said Arvind Rajan, managing director and vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn.

On his LinkedIn blog (http://blog.linkedin.com/2011/11/30/korea-malaysia-indonesia/), Rajan said the launch of the service in the three new languages closely followed the launch of the Japanese language service and the opening of a new office in Japan and Singapore last October.

With the four Asian-language services, LinkedIn is now available in 14 languages: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

 

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