Xing fights off LinkedIn challenge

09 Sep 2012
U.S.-based professional network LinkedIn will have to do more if it wants to be the No. 1 professional network in the German-speaking region. In the first 6 months of 2012 it didn’t grow its membership fast enough to close the gap to the current No. 1 in the region – Hamburg-based Xing. Membership growth statistics in AIM Group’s possession show LinkedIn grew its members by 380,704 in the first

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.