LinkedIn was born eight years ago today, in Reid Hoffman’s living room. While the social network now adds a million new members each week, it wasn’t always such smooth sailing; the company has had layoffs and seen a CEO shuffle — Jeff Weiner replaced Hoffman, who replaced Dan Nye, who replaced, well, Hoffman. Some even thought the IPO would come years ago. But the company’s IPO will be one of the most closely watched this year, especially considering how much its sales are booming. In fact, the company said sales were up over 100 percent over the last three months. Here’s how the growth has looked year by year. More on LinkedIn through the years can be found in our LinkedIn archive.
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