LinkedIn Launches New Contacts App

But it won't tap Facebook or Twitter account information

   

LinkedIn sign 630 300x199 LinkedIn Launches New Contacts AppOn Thursday, LinkedIn (NASDAQ:LNKD) debuted a new mobile app.

Linkedin Contacts draws contact information from users’ email, digital address books, calendars and — of course — LinkedIn accounts, and displays contact information using filters to group contacts using various parameters. The app is currently available for devices running Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, but the company says it will debut a version for devices running Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android OS in the future, Wired notes.

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The app does not draw contact information from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) or Twitter accounts, which tend to focus on friends rather than business contacts.

Users can set reminders for specific contacts, including birthdays. It will also notify users when a contact changes jobs.

Earlier this month, LinkedIn purchased mobile reader Pulse for $90 million.

Shares of LinkedIn fell fractionally in Friday morning trading.


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