LinkedIn Launches New Contacts App

But it won't tap Facebook or Twitter account information

   

LinkedIn Launches New Contacts App

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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