LinkedIn CEO Just Gave All Employees an iPad Mini

Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 4:58 PM ET
Source: LinkedIn | Facebook

It's LinkedIn employees' lucky day. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just gave every employee an iPad mini.

LinkedIn employee Darain Faraz, a communication manager at the company, tweeted about receiving the Apple device from his company and praised Weiner for the gift.

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"That awesome moment when your CEO dishes out iPad minis to EVERY employee @LinkedIn @jeffweiner," Faraz said on Twitter.

Krista Canfield, a senior communication manager at LinkedIn, confirmed the news in a statement to CNBC.

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"We wanted to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all of our employees in 2012. 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," she said.

There are 3,458 full-time employees at LinkedIn, according to Canfield, which means LinkedIn spent a pretty penny for its generous gift.

Canfield confirmed that the employees received the 32 GB model, which retails for $429.

Let's hope LinkedIn cut a deal with Apple, because at full price that many iPad minis would cost $1.48 million.

(Hat Tip: Business Insider)

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