All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘contacts’

Google Significantly Upgrades Contacts

Google just released a preview of its new Contacts experience, which comes across as a major upgrade right off the bat, unlike other recent next-generation email-related offerings from the company. As Google says, the new experience makes it easier for you to keep track of the people you know and get the info you need, fast. A quick click on …

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Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts

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, which said: Yahoo! wants to make sure your address book is filled with the most current and valid emails to …

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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 Google Drive and Calendar into the mix. Now Google has announced the further expansion of the field trial, with users …

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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 these sources, we’ll automatically pull in the details of your past conversations and meetings, and bring these details directly onto …

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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 my girlfriend’s phone number from memory if you put me on the spot. Today, Sprint is making it easier for …

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Google Launches New Way To Sync Contacts

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 better in how they handle your contacts. Product manager Jeff Ellingson explains in a blog post, “For many years, we’ve …

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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 acquisition by LinkedIn because they share our passion for helping individuals maximize the value of their professional connections. As part …

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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.

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The Google Contacts Without the Gmail

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.

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