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Comcast To Acquire Plaxo

     
10:58 am on May 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Comcast Corp. is buying contact management company Plaxo Inc. and plans to incorporate into all its offerings features intended to help people synchronize their address books and connect socially online.
The Philadelphia-based cable company said social networking and other services will be added to its Comcast.net, Fancast.com and Fandango.com Web sites. Cable subscribers eventually will also be able to access the services through their set-top boxes and other devices.

"We think the combination of Plaxo and Comcast together can supercharge both of our products," said Sam Schwartz, executive vice president of Comcast Interactive Media. "Comcast is looking at Plaxo to become the social media backbone of its products."


Comcast To Acquire Plaxo [news.yahoo.com]
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I told Google to buy Plaxo two years ago - but they didn't listen to me.
We still, 20 years on in the internet/web world, have no decent Contacts solution that encompasses all our reasonable needs.
1:22 pm on May 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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People who use Plaxo annoy me. They insist I should update THEIR address book and put my personal data into a database in which I have no reason to trust. I refuse to use it.
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I used Plaxo for a while because our work colleagues in Italy and the USA used it. I uninstalled it after few months because I saw no value in it.

It was just another irritant that I could do without. Asking me stupid questions and trying to give my contact details to every dubious character that emailed me. A pox on it I say! Life is too short to bother with such things.

[edited by: Old_Honky at 1:58 pm (utc) on May 15, 2008]

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I hope you guys realised that Plaxo changed a great deal from those annoying days of "update my e-mail records."

Plaxo Aims to Turn Address Book Into Social Network [pcworld.com]

1:56 am on May 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Tomight I am having major problems with my household emails via Comcast. All of them are coming in with my name on them, even to my wife's account.

Could this be from a db problem with Comcast and Plaxo?

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For the 29 people I want to stay in contact with, always, Plaxo has been fantastic. Pretty sure Comcast will #*$! that up...
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People who use Plaxo annoy me. They insist I should update THEIR address book and put my personal data into a database in which I have no reason to trust. I refuse to use it.

I most certainly agree. I shouldn't have to keep everyone else's adress books up to date. If my contact information changes, I'll notify the people I want to, not everyone who has ever sent me an email.