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