LinkedIn, the Californian based professional networking site, used primarily for establishing business contacts, job hunting, finding clients and exchanging business information is having a long awaited for face-lift.
Besides recently severing connections with Twitter, LinkedIn, launched May 1, 2003, is continuing with its image and product update.
LinkedIn, best known by those who are promoting their curriculum vitae and are looking for employment, are doing beta testing with a selection of their members which according to Business Insider are AT&T, Samsung Mobile, Dell and Microsoft.
Tech Crunch, interviewed a spokesperson of the professional networking site who stated that the company are trying to simplify and make more relevant their services to its members which are scattered over more than 200 countries and territories.
Besides its new look, interestingly reminiscent of Twitter's design, LinkedIn, in contrast to Twitter, is still growing at tremendous rates. LinkedIn added more than 15 million new members during the first quarter of 2012, 60% of which were from outside the United States. For the same quarter, LinkedIn's overall revenues grew 101% to a record $188 million, marking the seventh straight quarter in which their revenues have at least doubled over the prior year.