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Archive for December, 2013

Escape from LinkedIn

Escape from LinkedIn

This isn’t just a LinkedIn problem. All of these platforms want you to communicate solely within them. It’s the balkanization of communication protocols, and it’s killing the Internet.

Immutable servers and cloud infrastructure

How We Used Immutable Servers to Simplify Our Cloud Infrastructure

At FullContact we’re always looking for ways to simplify our infrastructure. Recently, we decided to evaluate ways to improve our server creation processes. We were using Chef to bootstrap a few hundred servers with a lot of success, but there was room for improvement. Configuration management tools have paved the way for systems administrators to…

How to sync Google Contacts with Outlook

Sync Google Contacts with Outlook

Chances are, if you’re an Outlook user, you’ve wondered how you can sync your Google Contacts with Outlook. With Gmail’s increasing reach in the market, it’s more and more common to have Gmail users accessing their accounts via third-party applications. Unfortunately, neither Google nor Microsoft seems to want to let you sync contacts without jumping through a few hoops. So we’ve tried out the hoops for you and come up with 2 great ways to accomplish Google Contacts sync with Outlook.

Kin Lane API Evangelist

Maintaining Awareness in a Real-Time World

Kin Lane tracks over 2300 individual APIs, drawing connections between their users and companies. Here’s how he does it – and why you should be looking for interesting signals about where the space is headed.

The best Chrome contact management app

The Best Online Address Book

Sometimes we get emails that make is feel really great. Recently we got an email from a guy named Dan who said that FullContact’s Address Book was a “great utility to set up an address book on the Chromebook”. While that’s certainly a use case that we’d considered, I’ll admit that we haven’t spent much time working toward that as a goal. So it got me thinking – What’s the best online address book?