Connor Livingston Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

LinkedIn kills off its iPhone app after just three months

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LinkedIn announced the end for its iPhone app, LinkedIn Intro, even though the app was only around for a few months. Intro launched in October 2013, and it input LinkedIn contact information onto iPhone Mail. Intro was a cleverly designed app, but it was also critiqued for being invasive, which may be why LinkedIn is sending it out to pasture. The professional social network put a more positive spin on things: according to LinkedIn, Intro is retiring so the company can focus on other projects. 

I just got an e-mail from LinkedIn with the subject line “We’re retiring LinkedIn Intro.” Intro is the service the company unveiled last October that cleverly inserted contact information into the iPhone’s Mail app — a piece of software with no mechanism for plug-ins. At least I thought it was clever. Much of the insta-response to the service was stingingly negative: It performed its trick by serving as a middleman between you and your e-mail service, then injecting the contact info into the message as HTML. Some observers saw that as a privacy violation or even a sort of attack.

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Connor Livingston Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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