LinkedIn scoops up browser plugin Rapportive: 'We fell in love'
Start-up wets pants over marriage to social-network-for-suits
LinkedIn has bought browser plugin outfit Rapportive for an undisclosed sum.
"During our partnership with LinkedIn, we got to know them very well. We found a great overlap between our visions. We found a high-calibre and extremely driven team. We found, crucially, a 'members-first' company: everything that LinkedIn does is about making its members more successful," the company's CEO Rahul Vohra gushed.
"In business, partnership is dating - and we went on a lot of dates with LinkedIn. Slowly, but surely, we fell in love."
Rapportive said support for its product, which according to All Things Digital overlays Google's Gmail with contextual info about email contacts, would continue under LinkedIn.
Beyond that, very little has been said about what the social-network-for-suits plans to do with the browser plugin maker. ®
Re: Caveat Emptor...
You're not familiar with the concept of networking then... it's been around quite a while before FaceBook.
It's fine you don't 'get' them. But to not 'get' something and then presume you know enough to preach about it is absurd.
Re: Re: Caveat Emptor...
And you know I know nothing about networking how?
Don't worry Sparky... I "get" them. Simply have no desire to USE them. All are mostly filled with useless crap some idiot feels the world needs to see/hear in some self-aggrandizing attempt at propping up their pathetic ego.
ANYONE using any of these lame social networking sites is just asking to have whatever little privacy is left these days invaded. Period.
Best idea is not to use any of them. If someone can't pick up a telephone, or send me an e-mail...I don't need/want to hear from them.
I know what you mean and share your cynicism, but the same suggestions-of-friends-they-couldn't-possibly-know-about happens on (inter alia) Facebook as well and you have to assume that it is as a result of the *other* person letting FB have access to their email contact list. Don't you?
If I'd clicked "yes please slurp my email" then I wouldn't have a problem.