Nothing is simple about LinkedIn, not even its history as depicted on its website as a graphic mish-mash of dates, timelines, flattering pictures and factoids. Founded in 2003 by four former workers from PayPal and the now-defunct SocialNet, it got off to a somewhat slow start, went through numerous iterations and reorganizations to become a networking behemoth with more than 560 million users worldwide, including 146 million in the U.S. Among certain quarters, especially in the 9-to-5 world and for recent college graduates, it is considered the ne plus ultra in hoisting oneself up the corporate ladder. READ MORE
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