LinkedIn Says It Now Has 500 Million Users

It's also integrating with Microsoft's sales tools

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More than 500 million people are now connected on LinkedIn’s professional network.

Today, the platform announced that half a billion people are now on the professional networking site—providing the latest set of numbers since it was acquired by Microsoft last year for $26.2 billion. The news comes as Microsoft debuts its updated sales software, which integrates some of LinkedIn’s data, Reuters reported on Monday.

“This community represents 10-plus million active jobs, access to 9-plus million companies, and with more than 100,000 articles published every week it’s helping you stay informed on the news and views impacting your professional world,” according to LinkedIn’s blog

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