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  • About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card

    About.Me Launches App That Aims To Replace The Business Card

    Tony Conrad, the founder of about.me, says it’s time to disrupt the business card. He’s released a new app today called Intro to do just that. “You don’t always have a business card with you, but you always have your phone,” Conrad explained over the phone. “This takes what we have with About.me and makes it a digital business card for mobile,”… Read More

  • LinkedIn Axing Clever But Ill-Advised “Intro” Feature And Slidecast Product

    LinkedIn Axing Clever But Ill-Advised “Intro” Feature And Slidecast Product

    LinkedIn is axing its feature that intercepted emails to iOS devices to inject them with information from the site. The announcement was made via email to customers today, where the company detailed steps on removing the feature if users had enabled it. “We strive to deliver product experiences that delight our members and add value to their professional lives,” reads an email sent… Read More

  • LinkedIn’s Intro Feature Is Very Cool And A Spectacularly Bad Idea

    LinkedIn’s Intro Feature Is Very Cool And A Spectacularly Bad Idea

    Earlier today LinkedIn launched a new iPad app and what appeared to be a pretty slick feature for iOS Mail called Intro. It presents the a profile of email senders right within the body of the message, with more details available with a single tap. It works like using Rapportive, which LinkedIn acquired last year. Intro appears to deliver contact details in a nifty interface. It’s also… Read More

  • “Ambient Location” Didn’t Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management

    “Ambient Location” Didn’t Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management

    It’s fair to say that the “ambient location” craze has passed. Several of the mobile apps intent on connecting people with friends and other recommended users nearby are still struggling to find mainstream adoption. Some, like Glancee and Glassmap have sold. Others, like Kismet, have moved into new product categories. And today, the business-focused networking app Intro… Read More

  • Bizzabo Secures $1.5 Million To Ramp Up Its Social Conference App

    Bizzabo Secures $1.5 Million To Ramp Up Its Social Conference App

    Bizzabo, which provides a free self-service platform for event/conference organisers and a free app for attendees on iPhone and Android, has secured $1.5 million in funding to open a U.S. presence, hire and expand. Investors include Israeli figures such as Kaedan Capital Group; Gigi Levy; Prof. Yair Tauman; the AfterDox angels group and additional American and European angel investors. Read More

  • Enough With Social Stalking: Business-Focused INTRO App Will Let Members Network More Privately

    Enough With Social Stalking: Business-Focused INTRO App Will Let Members Network More Privately

    INTRO, the ambient location app whose claim-to-fame is how it’s angling to become the “LinkedIn” of the social/local people-stalking space, is now increasing its business-oriented focus. With the iOS app‘s most recent update, due to roll out any day (minute?) now, INTRO is adding features that will allow members of groups to connect with each other, even going so far… Read More

  • INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

    INTRO Wants To Be The LinkedIn Of The Ambient Location Apps

    Just when you thought this space couldn’t get any more saturated, yet another ambient location app throws its hat into the ring as SXSW prepares to kick off. Introducing INTRO. But wait, before you groan “enough already!“, you should know that INTRO at least has a unique take on the location-based social introductions market. Unlike the majority of this year’s crop… Read More