The iPad – the tablet that made its ways into countless business and organizations – we’re talking schools, hospitals and governmental establishments – hits the social media world, as well.
LinkedIn boss, Jeff Weiner, planned a big surprise for his 3,500 employees this week, by handing out to each and one of them an iPad mini. The gesture comes to recognize the active contributions of each teammate, contributions that allowed for the growth and expansion of the professional oriented social network.
A LinkedIn representative commented on the event:
“We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all of our employees in 2012," a LinkedIn representative said in a prepared statement. 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 company didn’t hand out the cheapest version of the gadget, but instead opted for the 32GB version which costs $429 a piece. So the whole gift package had the social media establishment paying the average sum of $1.5 million.
LinkedIn future’s seems to be stirring in the right direction. At the most recent quarterly conference call, the social network revealed that its revenue reached the $303.6 million threshold. The number represents an 81% increase, compared to what it made last year. Overall, the company did better than expected, as Wall Street’s prediction axed off $25 million of the communicated number.