Plaxo

From Plaxo To Docker, Ben Golub Talks Innovation And Mentorship

In this podcast, Golub talks with Mayfield Fund’s Navin Chaddha about picking apricots in Silicon Valley, learnings from the challenging Plaxo journey, his excitement around leading Docker, the cur

Minh Nguyen, Self-Described Co-Founder Of Plaxo, Has Been Charged With Murder

Minh Nguyen, who co-founded the contact management and social networking startup Plaxo (along with<a target="_blank" href="https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sean-parker"> Sean Parker</a>), has been ch

Plaxo Goes Back To Being A Smart Address Book, Launches Virtual Assistant

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/download2.png" /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.plaxo.com/">Plaxo</a> has had its fair share of ups and downs. Back in 2006, the company

Social Networking: The Present

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/social-networks_present.jpg"> <em><strong>Editor's note</strong>: This is the second of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist <a hr

Former Plaxo CEO Ben Golub Joins Gluster, An Open Source Storage Platform Startup

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bengolub.png" alt="" />Back in March, long-time <a href="http://www.plaxo.com">Plaxo</a> President and CEO <a href="http://www.c

Plaxo Doubles Address Book Traffic, Raises Ambitions

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/plaxo_book.jpg" /> As we become tethered to a growing number of social media sites, the contact information of our social network inevitably b

Plaxo CEO Ben Golub Steps Down, To Be Replaced By Justin Miller

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bengolub.png" alt="" /><a href="http://www.plaxo.com">Plaxo</a> President and CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/ben-

Yahoo Launches Plaxo Feature Eight Years Later, And It's Still A Good Idea

<img src='http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0000/3880/3880v1-max-250x250.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Google may have hired Plaxo's Chief Technology Officer <a href="http://

Google Grabs Plaxo's CTO To "Turbocharge" The Opening Of The Social Web

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/JSmarr-200x200.jpg" width="200" height="200" />Back in June, Google <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/06/22/a-social-force-departs-

Sean Parker Joins Yammer's Board Of Directors

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/sean-parker"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/16432v1-max-250x250-171x200.png" width="171" height="200" />Sean Parker</a> is no stran

A Peer-to-Peer Plaxo: Glynx Launches P2P Identity Management

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/glynx-logo.png" /> <a href="http://www.glynx.com">Glynx</a>, not to be confused with the <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/

OpenID + OAuth: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/chocolate-peanut-butter.jpg" /> Today, <a href="http://googledataapis.blogspot.com/2009/01/bringing-openid-and-oauth-together.html">Go

Your Gmail Account is Now An OpenID

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/openid-logo.png" /> You may not know it, but you probably have an <a href="http://openid.net/">OpenID</a>. If you have a <a href="htt

Twitter Plays Nice: XMPP Firehose Data Feed To Gnip

Twitter is living up to its promise to open up its data stream as much as possible to developers. While I was negotiating with Twitter cofounder Evan Williams to sit down and do a video interview at F

Gillmor Gang Digests Comcast/Plaxo Deal

A subset of the Gillmor Gang met via telephone this afternoon to debate the $150 – $170 million Comcast acquisition of Plaxo. Listen to Steve Gillmor, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Jason Calacanis

Confirmed: Comcast Bought Plaxo, Deal Closed Today

The rumors were accurate: Comcast will announce their acquisition of social contact list Plaxo today. Financial terms are not being disclosed, but the purchase price is between $150 and $170 million.

Three's Company Or Three's A Crowd? Google To Launch "Friend Connect" On Monday

Don’t they say good things come in threes? Well, regardless, we’ve heard from multiple sources that Google will launch a new product on Monday called “Friend Connect,” which wi

Signing Off, And What Does A TechCrunch Writer Actually Use?

This is my last post at TechCrunch as a full time writer (I may yet do the occasional guest post). It’s exactly 12 months to the day since I started writing here and the date seemed like a good

Soocial Makes Plaxo Look Lame (Beta Invites)

Okay, making Plaxo look lame isn’t that hard. But as Plaxo has been groping around the past year trying to turn itself into a social network to attract a buyer (cough, Comcast), a little startup

FanBox Is The New Plaxo

San Diego based FanBox from mobile solutions company SMS.ac offers a variety of services. From its front page it offers a reasonable web desktop package, complete with wordprocessing, IM and online st
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