Facebook Targets FriendFeed; Opening Up The News Feed

Facebook is planning on allowing users to add activities from third party social networking site directly into their Facebook news feed, we’ve confirmed. The goal is to centralize all that activ

Plaxo's Buyer – Not Facebook, Not Google. Likely Comcast

Plaxo finally got bought, say valley whispers, and blog after blog have speculated incorrectly about who the buyer might be (first Facebook, then Google). Finally, someone may have gotten it right &#8

Ex-CNETer Launches Iminta

San Francisco Iminta launches into private beta on Tuesday. Like a number of other startups, you tell the service the various social networks where you have accounts (delicious, flickr, YouTube, Lastf

This Week's Plaxo Merger Rumor: Google

In the words of one Silicon Valley insider that I spoke with today, “Plaxo has been desperately, desperately, desperately trying to sell” for quite some time. Late last year they got serio

Google Gathers Social Graph Information From The Web, Launches API

Tens of millions of people have been busy the last few years building Facebook’s most valuable asset – their social graph. As people add friends, and those people add friends, Facebook get

Plaxo Pulls The Social Network Into Mac Mail

At some point last year people started to realize that the email inbox was not only the “original” Internet social network, it’s also going to be the backbone of social networking go

Plaxo And Facebook Merger Rumors False (So Far)

We know Plaxo is for sale, presumably looking for north of $100 million and telling people around Silicon Valley that they’ve had an offer for north of $200 million. Revolution Partners, an inve

LinkedIn Joins The DataPortability Work Group

Joining the cavalcade of companies jumping on the open data bandwagon, LinkedIn has now joined Facebook, Google, Plaxo (announcement here) in joining the DataPortability Work Group. LinkedIn has worke

Facebook, Google And Plaxo Join The DataPortability Workgroup

After publishing an invitation to Facebook to join the DataPortability Working Group January 4, we never thought that Facebook would accept it. Today changes everything you’ve ever thought about

Plaxo Flubs It

News leaked prematurely today about a new Plaxo Pulse feature that allows users to match Facebook contacts to Pulse contacts, and then import contact data about the matches into Pulse. Plaxo has been

Plaxo's For Sale

Plaxo, the Sequoia-backed start that transformed itself from a hated spam monster into a mild mannered and interesting business social network, has started a sale process according to a source. They&#

Plaxo Offers Pulse Plugin For Outlook

Plaxo has announced a new plugin that brings Plaxo Pulse to Microsoft Outlook. Plaxo is claiming the new service is “historic;” its an extremely long stretch but this isn’t to say th

OpenSocial Has Been Good To Plaxo

Update (Nick): We contacted John about the traffic spike. Essentially he says that the OpenSocial announcement helped publicize Plaxo Pulse. He believes the platform was more mature this time around a

First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes

It didn’t take long for someone to hack the first OpenSocial application. In fact, it took just 45 minutes. A developer who goes by the alias “theharmonyguy” and describes himself as

Google Opens OpenSocial Site And Provides Orkut Support

The Google OpenSocial site is now live (here). The video above comes from the Google OpenSocial Campfire held Thursday night and is featured on the front of the new page.The site includes the complete

Plaxo Implements OpenSocial, Ning Goes Live Friday Night

Plaxo has released support for Google’s OpenSocial initiative. The API’s are currently at 0.5 release so Plaxo warns that things are likely to change as OpenSocial moves forward, however i

Checkmate? MySpace, Bebo and SixApart To Join Google OpenSocial (confirmed)

Google may have just come out of nowhere and checkmated Facebook in the social networking power struggle. MySpace and Six Apart will announce that they are joining Google’s OpenSocial initiative

Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday

Details emerged today on Google’s broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week. The new project, called OpenSocial (URL will go li

Plaxo Launches Pulse Widget

Pulse, which launched earlier this summer, is Plaxo’s foray into social networking. After years of collecting users’ contact information and address book contacts, they took the next step

Plaxo + LinkedIn + iPhone = Brilliant

TechCrunch has been hard on unified address book provider Plaxo in the past, and probably with due cause, given their previous spam promoting ways, but I am now reevaluating that view based on Plaxo S
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