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Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts
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Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, …

Google Adds Gmail Contacts To Search Field Trial Google Adds Gmail Contacts To Search Field Trial

Last summer, Google launched the search field trial for users to opt into, and have Google return results from their Gmail accounts, when relevant, when performing regular web searches. This also included flight information, and Google eventually added data from …

LinkedIn Launches New LinkedIn Contacts LinkedIn Launches New LinkedIn Contacts

LinkedIn announced the new LinkedIn Contacts today. This is described as a way to bring all your contacts into one place. Specifically, LinkedIn Contacts brings contacts from your address books, email accounts, and calendars together with your LinkedIn network. “From …

Sprint Lets Subscribers Use Their Name as Their Number Sprint Lets Subscribers Use Their Name as Their Number

I’ll admit it. There are only a couple of numbers in my smartphone’s contacts list that I know by heart, and I only know those because I’ve known them since before I got a cell phone. I couldn’t tell you …

Google Launches New Way To Sync Contacts Google Launches New Way To Sync Contacts
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Google has introduced a new way to sync Google Contacts between the desktop and mobile devices. This comes in the form of the CardDAV open protocol. Developers will be able to take advantage of the protocol to make their apps …

Connected Acquired by LinkedIn Connected Acquired by LinkedIn

LinkedIn has acquired contact management company Connected, which is designed to help people manage their contacts across services from a single place. In a message on the Connected Blog, Conected’s Sachin Rekhi and Ada Chen write: We’re excited about the …

Yahoo Launches New Contacts API

Yahoo has launched a new Contacts API, which uses OAuth. With the API, applications can allow users to read, write, and sync access to their Yahoo Address Book, which is one of the biggest address books on the web.

"We’ve completely reengineered the existing Contacts API and added more useful functionality for developers," says Yahoo Social Platforms Product Manager Shirish Anand.

The Google Contacts Without the Gmail
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Google has recently launched a standalone contacts manager, which lets you manage your contacts outside of Gmail. This would be particularly useful for those who don’t use Gmail, but use other Google products that offer sharing capabilities.

If you use Google Docs, Picasa, or Google Calendar for example, you can now update people’s contact information without having to use Gmail. This was not an option before.