LinkedIn's New Tool Lets Users Lookup Data on People They Email on LinkedIn
LinkedIn has incorporated the email plugin company Rapportive that it acquired last year. The business social networking site has introduced a new feature to its app called LinkedIn Intro that gives LinkedIn users background information on people that they are emailing through LinkedIn. The tool pulls data from social networks and other sources to create on-the-fly profiles of the people that a user emails. Dat includes things like a full professional history, schooling and location.